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Brought to you by Foodfacts.com: In the US alone, approximately 15 million people currently live with a food allergy. Of the 15 million, 6 million are children. Peanut allergies in children alone have tripled between 1997 and 2008; and more … Continue reading
Foodfacts.com observes that food allergens are not only present in certain foods, but may also be found in other everyday products, including toiletries. Therefore depending on which food allergy a child has, certain products will need to be avoided.
Doctors have long used allergy shots to desensitize children and adults to environmental allergens such as bee stings, pollen, mold and dust mites. Now researchers are trying to apply that theory to food allergies, through processes called oral immunotherapy and … Continue reading