Alexander talks about the food allergy blues

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Dear Alexander,

Sometimes I feel sad because I have a food allergy, so I pretend to be happy. What can I do to feel better?

Lots of kids feel sad sometimes about having a food allergy, but it’s important to remember that having a food allergy is part of what makes you unique. So keep your chin up. Don’t forget, there are over 12 million people in the United States who have food allergies, and 2 million of those are kids just like you.

Talk to your parents when you are feeling sad and let them know how you feel. Talking to them can help out a lot. Try keeping a journal of your feelings as this can help, too.

Positive thinking is the key.

Good luck!

Your friend,

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The information above is not designed to take the place of a doctor’s instructions. Patients are urged to contact a doctor for specific information regarding guidelines for care.

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