What is FPIES to ME?
FPIES, medically speaking, is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Classic symptoms of FPIES include profuse vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Unlike typical food allergies, symptoms may not happen right away and do not show up on standard allergy tests.
You have heard about FPIES from your parents and doctors, but what does it mean to be a kid experiencing FPIES?
Interested in learning about the specialists you and other children may visit? Come on over and meet an allergist/immunologist, gastroenterologist, and dietitian. Learn about their jobs and how they want to help you!
I Want My Social Life!
FPIES is only ONE part of who you are! It can make day-to-day life a little tricky though, especially during medical procedures and food trials. Sometimes talking to family and friends about FPIES and what you feel can be tough– how do you explain what you want to say?
Click here to read about how other kids have handled this before!
Everyone loves a good party! Looking for tried and true ideas for keeping parties as safe and fun as possible?
Finding ways to cope and ways to lower your stress related to FPIES can be rough at different times. Kids might need different outlets for coping than adults! We have spoken to other kids dealing with chronic illness or FPIES to bring you a list of resources that can help!
School Support: Kids, Families and Teachers!
School is a big part of your daily life! Explore ways to help you navigate school life!
Sometimes, a kid may need to go to the hospital. Maybe it is for a doctor appointment, maybe it is for a stay. From emergency planning to beating the boredom of a hospital stay, we are here to help you through each step of the way!
Our Brag Board
Would you like to share your art or a personal message with the FPIES community and those wanting to learn more about this condition? Simply create some art or write your statement and send it to us, as an email attachment at firstname.lastname@example.org (write “brag board” in the title line) or through postal mail at:
c/o Kids’ Brag Board PO BOX 304 Stewartville, MN 55976
We can’t wait to hear from you! Once your creation is approved, we will add it to the brag board! Keep checking back to see it “go live”!
Kids in ACTION!!!
Kids living with FPIES are tough and brave, but they are also busy!
Read these amazing stories about kids doing amazing things to help others, raise awareness, and more!
Page published Sept.23, 2013. Copyright © 2013, The FPIES Foundation