Study Supports Need To Raise Food Allergy Awareness

 According to a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, increased awareness and education of parents and other caretakers remains a significant issue in preventing severe food allergy reactions.
Observing 512 infants between the age of 3-15 months with documented or likely allergy to milk or egg, and collected data prospectively examining allergic reactions.
The study  found a high frequency of reactions caused by accidental and non-accidental exposures. It concluded that under treatment of severe reactions is a problem and further education, awareness, more diligent preventive efforts, proper food labeling, appropriate epinephrine administration and better cross-contamination steps are the keys to preventing the most serious allergic reactions.

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