Has your child experienced severe episodes of vomiting after eating infant cereal and/or first foods; or drinking formula? Do you question whether or not a specific food or foods may be contributing to your infant’s worsening symptoms of periodic vomiting, chronic diarrhea, reflux and/or failure to thrive? These symptoms may indicate a need to speak with your child’s doctor about an FPIES evaluation.

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (F-PIES) is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Classic symptoms of FPIES include profuse vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. These symptoms can lead to severe lethargy, change in body temperature and blood pressure. Unlike typical food allergies, symptoms may not be immediate and do not show up on standard allergy tests. Furthermore, a negative allergy evaluation may delay the diagnosis and take the focus off the causative food. Nonetheless, FPIES can present with severe symptoms following ingestion of a food trigger. Learn More….

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Feb. 18. 2017: With Rare Disease Day approaching, The FPIES Foundation shares, “10 Things You Can Do to Spark the Conversation About Rare Diseases
Feb. 16, 2017: Last week was Feeding Tube Awareness Week, FPIES Foundation Co-Director Joy shared her families journey with their son’s feeding tube with our friends at Awareness Critters.
Feb. 15, 2017: Rare Disease Day Challenge: Challenge your friends and family to join in raising awareness by sharing a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq8oICioKPA 
Feb. 11, 2017: Hang an FPIES awareness poster in a public place for Rare Disease Day awareness. Download and print yours today from our Living with FPIES: Awareness Tools page: http://fpiesfoundation.org/foundation-flyer/ 
Feb. 6, 2017: This week is Feeding Tube Awareness Week. Please join us in supporting Feeding Tube Awareness in building awareness and understanding to feeding tubes. 
Feb. 5, 2017: Tools to Spark the Conversation! Share a Rare Disease Fact in your community today!
Feb. 4, 2017: The FPIES Foundation has joined forces with 30 million Americans and health care advocates around the world for Rare Disease Day® on February 28.  Rare Disease Day is an annual awareness day dedicated to elevating public understanding of rare diseases and calling attention to the special challenges people face.
Jan. 30, 2017: How can YOU get involved in Rare Disease Day?  NORD has resources on their website, such as a patient story press release template – you just fill in the details!  Raise awareness to FPIES in your community this year for RDD 2017!