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Welcome To Our New Website!

Boy does it feel SO good to say that. This lovely endeavor of ours has been a big, big one. And while it’s still a work in progress (let’s face it, it will always be!), there’s no doubt that it’s so well worth the effort.

When we started this new site, we had a real big focus on kids, with just a little section for parents. However, as we got more into it, it became clear that we had something to offer to ENTIRE families – that we needed to give kids AND parents a safe and engaging place to come together (or on their own). After all, we are dealing in children's health! Besides, once we got started, we couldn't stop adding more and more and more... More features, more content, more health concerns. It took on a life of its own (as these things tend to do)! And to think that this is still only the beginning.

So please, take some time to explore, and then grab your child and head on over to the kids' section, which is chock-full of engaging content. I believe that we as parents are a child's first and foremost educators, so I ask that you read the info with them to ensure that they truly understand. And last but not least, be sure to tell your caregivers and teachers about our site so that they can help others understand what so many kids are dealing with. It's up to us to get the word out there.

There’s really no better time for this all to come to fruition – this time of year when we are reminded about what we are most thankful for in life. It's a time to celebrate, and God knows that I am celebrating...

  • Celebrating for being able to finally achieve this big goal of mine!
  • Celebrating my co-workers, friends and family for their enthusiasm and support.
  • Celebrating for the opportunity to be of service to so many parents and kids and to hear often that my work makes their lives safer and easier.
  • Celebrating our children and that we get to cherish everything about them, including their health imperfections!

And last, but certainly not least, I’m celebrating the wonderful, caring and growing community that is AllerMates. While it was my own son’s severe allergies that prompted this business five years ago, your support of AllerMates is why we’re still here. And for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here’s to keeping our kids safe. Wishing you the happiest and safest holiday season yet!


P.S. This was actually our very first blog post! Head over there soon to read more, and be sure to come back often!


We get questions from parents and caregivers daily regarding their children's health concerns, and we go straight to the experts, our doctors, for the answers. Click the links below to see what you want to know and what our doctors have to say.
questions about... Allergies
questions about... Asthma
questions about... Gluten
questions about... Diabetes

AllerMates teams up with The Wiggles to help safeguard kids and bring allergy awareness to a whole new level. Both the Wiggles' creator and Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field, have a child who suffers from food allergies.   Together they are offering parents a wonderful way to engage with their children and to help educate them.

Look we are on The Doctors!   Nothing makes us prouder than having AllerMates showcased on such a wonderful and important television program.

AllerMates founder Iris Shamus appears on A Healthy You  on the Fox News channel.   She chats with TV host, Carol Alt, about how to keep kids with allergies safe in and out of school.