One in thirteen children has allergies. For some, the reaction is slight. For others, the reaction can be deadly. What a lot of parents don’t know is that continued exposure to an allergen, unless recommended and monitored by a physician, can increase the risk of a dangerous reaction.
Peanut allergies and their risks are not anything new for most parents. In fact, kids are no longer allowed to bring anything with peanuts to school in our district for fear that a child who is allergic to the nut will accidentally consume or come in contact with them unknowingly.
According to a study based on one of the major medical center in the U.S food allergy cases involving young children may be on the rise.
Dr. Susan A. Rudders and her colleges have recently discovered at the Children’s hospital in Boston, Mass that the number of Emergency room cases that involved food induced allergic reactions increased over the last six years from 164 cases in 2001 to 391 cases in 2006.