Food Allergies

This was my 13 month old with severe eczema on her face in 2006.

Allergic conditions are among the most common medical conditions affecting children in the United States. An allergic condition is a hypersensitivity disorder in which the immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are normally considered harmless.

Food or digestive allergies, respiratory and skin allergies (such as eczema),  are among the more common symptoms in children. Allergies can affect a child’s physical and emotional health and can interfere with daily activities, such as sleep, play, and attending school.

A study released by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine of 38,000 children showed that 8% of kids under age 18 are allergic to at least one food. The study found that food allergies were highest in preschoolers, peaking between 3 to 5 years of age. In the United States, cow’s milk is the second most common food allergy in children.  In children under 3, cow dairy is the most common food allergen.  Food allergies or sensitivities cause physical symptoms like chronic sinus congestion, throat clearing, headaches, stomach pain, eczema, asthma, and ear infections. Emotions and behavior can also be affected.  ADHD, irritability, and depression have been linked to negative reactions to certain foods.

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