Peanut allergy levels higher in US children

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Peanut allergy levels higher in US children

Most of the children from states are prone to peanut allergy where parents are also worried and confused. The count of children with allergy is increasing. The allergies occur when the nut proteins are identified as harmful proteins in immune system. This reaction causes rashes, mild swelling of lips, eyes and face.

The research presented at American college of allergy, Asthma and immunology (ACAAI) in an annual meeting that suggests 2.5 percent of US children suffering peanut allergy.  Since 2010, has increased 21 percent.

More than 53,000 US households surveyed

Peanut allergies, along with other food allergies, are very challenging for children and families,” says Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, ACAAI member and lead author of the study. “While 21 percent represents a large increase in the number of kids with a likely peanut allergy. The good news is that parents now have a way to potentially prevent peanut allergy. By introducing peanut products to infants early after assessing risk with their pediatrician and allergist.”

New guidelines introduced in January walk parents through the process of introducing peanut-containing foods to infants that are at high, medium and low-risk for developing peanut allergies. The guidelines based on groundbreaking research showing that high risk infants introduced to peanut-containing food early are significantly more likely to prevent developing a peanut allergy.

High rate of peanut allergies found in black children than white children when compared.

These research reports tells that the rate of peanut, tree nut, shellfish, fin fish, and sesame allergies are increasing. Allergy to shellfish increased 7 percent and tree nuts allergy increased 18 percent from 2010.

According to our data, the risk of peanut allergy was nearly double among black children relative to white children,” says food allergy researcher Christopher Warren, PhD candidate and study co-author. “Black children were also significantly more likely to have a tree nut allergy relative to white children. These findings consistent with previous work by our group suggesting that black children in the U.S. at elevated food allergy risk. It’s important that anyone with a food allergy work with their allergist to understand their allergy. And best to avoid the foods that cause their allergic reaction.”

To overcome and prevent the food allergy is not simple. Make specific food plan according to your allergies. However, reach out allergist who can demonstrate or create a plan for the true food allergy. Also use ACCAI allergist locator near you, it might help you and your children in each cause.