December 10, 2013
More kids are being diagnosed with food allergies.
A new study in the journal Pediatrics shows eight percent of kids in the U.S. are allergic to at least one type of food.
The most common food allergen was peanuts, followed by milk and shellfish.
Doctors are also concerned about the trend of children experiencing more severe allergic reactions as they get older.
They also discovered minorities were more likely to have food allergies than white children.
And, food allergies were more severe among boys than girls.
There is no cure for food allergies.
The course of action is to avoid the offending foods and carry an epinephrine auto-injector in case of emergency.
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