Food allergy rates in children have been climbing steadily in the United States, Australia, and Western Europe. In fact, somewhere around 1-3% children in these countries are affected by a peanut allergy. Emerging evidence suggests that Africa and Asia are also starting to see this increase in peanut allergies.
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Peanut and tree nut allergies, which can range from mild to life-threatening, have more than tripled in the United States since 1997. There are many theories as to why this might be, and several studies have tested some theories to see if the prevalence can be reduced.
Up to an estimated eight percent of children suffer from some sort of food allergy, but how and why these allergies develop remains a mystery. A recent study that looked at the diets and food allergy development of 1,140 babies may hold at least one piece of the puzzle.
Does it seem like skin and food allergies are becoming more common among children? If you say yes, then you may be right according to a recent government survey.
Earlier this month, five-month-old Keona Hinkel wasn’t eating like she should and she seemed tired all the time. Her mother, Kari Hinkel, took little Keona to the pediatrician. Not sure what was wrong, the pediatrician sent Keona and her mother to the emergency room. It was there that things took a turn for the worse. […]
With the holiday season fast approaching, parents all over the world are preparing for their egg intolerant child. But all of that planning, extra food packing and ingredient questions may not be necessary, a new study suggests.
About half of all food allergy sufferers will experience a life-threatening reaction at some point in their life. Because of the potential severity of reaction, individuals with severe allergies are provided with small injectors, otherwise known as EpiPens, that administer just enough epinephrine (a medication that can stall an allergic attack) to counteract the effects of an allergic reaction.
If you have had a child anytime within the last decade, you have probably been told that you should avoid high allergy foods during pregnancy and for at least two years after birth. Researchers are now challenging this ‘cocooning’ method for staving off food allergies in children. In fact, they say that avoiding foods in the early years actually puts children at a higher risk for food allergies.
There are many perks to being the oldest child in your family, but allergies is not one of them. A new study may have found that the first-born children have higher allergy risks than later-born children.
Each year, thousands of new children are diagnosed with a food allergy. These allergies can affect children’s bodies in many ways. Understanding food allergies is important for all parents to do. You never know when an unexpected allergy may appear in your children.