CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen share news and views on CNN Health that help their readers take better care of themselves. Recently CNN Health published a story on serious allergic reaction experienced by children on Halloween.
Elizabeth Landau, CNN.com Health Writer/Producer, posted an article including tips provided by Dr Bassett for families with food-allergic trick-or-treaters:
• Make sure that your child has an epinephrine auto-injector or antihistamine and knows how to dial 911 if an emergency occurs
• Have dinner before trick-or-treating, so your child will be less tempted to snack on foods of unknown composition
• Go trick-or-treating with your child
• Teach kids how to say “no” to candy that they can’t eat