A 33-year-old member asked:
If allergies to certain foods are rare then why does every here seem to have food allergies?
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Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Complicated ans: There does seem to be more recognition and discussion about food allergy. These is probably due to two factors: one we are able to more accurately diagnosis food allergy and two food allergy is perceived to be more prevalent than it actually is. The perception is that 20% of the population is food allergic, good epidemiology suggests that number is much lower around 4-6% or so dep upon pop.
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