What To Understand About Food Allergies

By Allergy News
In News
Mar 3rd, 2016

food allergiesThe Kids with Food Allergies website has recently published an article on what others would want them to understand about food allergies. Among these are having allergies is a serious health issue, an invincible amount is enough to cause a reaction, and it is not the kids’ choice not to be able to eat certain foods among others.

This article was published on their website:

Food allergies are the rise in the United States and no one knows the reasons why. Food allergies are often misunderstood by the public and used as punchlines in jokes. But food allergies are no laughing matter.

A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing one or more symptoms. Mild and severe symptoms can lead to a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). The treatment for anaphylaxis is an injection of epinephrine. The best way to avoid an allergic reaction is to stay away from foods that have caused symptoms.

To spread awareness about what it is like to live with food allergies, we asked our community, “What do you wish those without food allergies could understand?”

Read full article at http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org.

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