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Food Allergies and Attacks

Food Allergies, Attacks, & how to prevent them A food allergy, or hypersensitivity, is an abnormal response to a food that is triggered by the immune system. Allergy Facts In adults, the most common food allergies are: MILK Peanuts Tree Nuts Shellfish Milk Eggs Percentage of the U.S. population : Number of ER visits in the U.S. that tests positive to one or more allergens: • caused by food allergies each year: 30,000 55% Number of people with chronic allergy but who have nonallergic rhinitis instead: In highly allergic people even 1/44,000 of a peanut kernel can prompt an allergic reaction. MM RUNNY NOSE CONGESTION COUGH ONE IN THREE Number of people in the U.S. who have either allergy or asthma symptoms: ONE A IN FIVE do do do Odds that a child with two allergic : Odds that a child with one allergic parents will develop allergies: parent will develop allergies: 4,70% 33% Symptoms Treatment • All of the symptoms of food allergy occur within a few minutes to an hour of eating. • Symptoms can range from an itching in the mouth and difficulty swal- lowing and breathing, to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. • Allergens can induce hives or eczema, and when they reach the airways, they can cause asthma. • The main treatment for food allergies is dietary avoidance. • Such people should always carry a sy- ringe of adrenaline (epinephrine), obtained by prescription from their doctors, and be prepared to self-administer it if they think they are getting a food allergic reaction. People who have had ana- phylactic reactions to a food should wear medical alert bracelets stating that they have a food allergy and that they are subject to severe reactions. Sources: gy-statistics Sticky Jewelry INFOGRAPHIC DESIGNED BY NationalPositions

Food Allergies and Attacks

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Millions of Americans have allergies. These allergies can be related to the seasons, animal fur, dandruff, pollen, dust or foods. Although all of these allergies are commonplace, the number of people ...


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