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How common are peanut allergies?

How common are peanut allergies?

Approximately 1-2%: Rates of peanut allergies have increased over the past two decades. In 1997, only 0.4% of children had peanut allergies as opposed to 1.4% in 2008. The prevalence of combined peanut or tree nut allergies in children was 2.1 percent in 2008, compared to 0.6 percent in 1997. In regards to adults, peanut and/or tree nut allergies remained steady among adults, with a rate of 1.3%. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What are most common environmental allergens?

What are most common environmental allergens?

Seasonal allergens: This is a question best answered by a board certified allergist. However, common allergens may depend on the season. Trees in early spring, grass in spring and summer, ragweed in fall, dust and molds are usually all year long, but most common in the winter when baseboard heating is used. If you are symptomatic and an antihistamine is not effective, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What are the most common food allergies?

What are the most common food allergies?

See list below: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. Keep in mind that this does not mean other foods can be the cause of food allergies. For example, over the past few years it has become clear that some individuals can be allergic to meats. ...Read more

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Are milk allergies common?

Are milk allergies common?

Yes: Somewhere between 2-5% of children will have a milk allergy. Many but not all will outgrow that allergy as they get older. By adulthood only 0.1-0.5% of people will have an allergy. However, milk intolerance (lactose intolerance) is extremely common in adults. While not a "true" allergy, it can cause gas and diarrhea when milk is drunk. This happens in 25% of caucasians and 90% of asians. ...Read more

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How common are latex allergies?

How common are latex allergies?

Less common: Once manufacturers stopped using cornstarch powder and spray molds, immediate-type reactions like sneezing and wheezing became much less common. Now latex allergy is rarely seen outside of high exposure groups such as health care workers and persons who have had multiple surgeries for spina bifida, genitourinary malformations, etc. ...Read more

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Are sunflowers a common cause of allergy?

Are sunflowers a common cause of allergy?

Rarely: In general insect pollenated plants have low allergy potential because the pollen is too heavy to be carried by air currents into your nose. Flowers are giant advertising signs for plants attracting insects to them with bright colors and interesting aromas. The plant trades nectar for a chance for its pollen to hitchhike from one flower to the next on the bug's back. ...Read more

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What is the most common food allergy?

What is the most common food allergy?

There are 8: Between 50% and 90% of all severe allergic reactions to foods are caused by only eight foods. The most common food allergies are: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. ...Read more

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What are the most common spring-time allergies?

Tree pollen: The most common spring-specific allergen is tree pollen. Grass typically pollinates in the summer, weeds in the fall. Perennial allergens are around all year, and include pets and dust mites. ...Read more

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How common are dairy allergies?

How common are dairy allergies?

Common: As food allergies go, milk is one of the more common offenders. More common in kids and there's a good chance they'll outgrow it. ...Read more

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Are latex allergies common?

Are latex allergies common?

Somewhat: Latex allergy is estimated to affect about 5-10% of the general population; the people most at risk of becoming sensitized to latex include patients requiring multiple medical procedures (such as children with spina bifida or people with urinary tract abnormalities), rubber industry workers, and health care professionals. Symptoms range from contact reactions to full-blown anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Are wheat allergies really common?

Are wheat allergies really common?

Wheat allergy: Wheat allergy is thought to be rare. Less than 1% of the population suffers from true food allergy to wheat. Also it is important to remember that true food allergy to wheat is different than gluten sensitivity / celiac disease. ...Read more

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Allergies to pineapple, eggs & wine--what is the common denominator?

Allergies to pineapple, eggs & wine--what is the common denominator?

Your immune system: You have a tendency to develop allergies to foreign proteins in your diet. I am interested in your wine allergy. Reactions to wine are either pharmacologic - the alcohol & other ingredients care drugs that cause nasal congestion or the sulfiting agents in the wine trigger asthma. Wine is often clarified by dropping a raw egg through it. If you are very allergic to egg this could be a denominator. ...Read more

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How common are food allergies?

How common are food allergies?

4-8, 2-4%: 4-8% of children in the USA are allergic to foods, and about 2-4% of adults. Allergic reactions to foods can be life threatening, so you need to be prepared to deal with a reaction at any time. About one hundred fifty people die of food allergic reactions in the USA every year. ...Read more

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What are common food allergens?

What are common food allergens?

Eight foods : Milk eggs peanuts tree nuts such as almonds, cashews, walnuts. Fish (such as bass, cod, flounder) shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp) soy wheat the eight foods included in food allergy labeling account for an estimated 90 percent of allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What are some common allergies?

What are some common allergies?

Several: Inhalant allergies are to pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold, venom allergies to stinging insects as bees, wasp, hornets and yellow jackets, contact allergies to cosmetics, jewelry, chemicals, drug allergies, food allergies, you name it.. ...Read more

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How common is grape allergy in italians?

How common is grape allergy in italians?

Unknown: It is probably extremely uncommon in italians much like the general population at large to have a "pure" grape allergy. As mentioned previously, molds, yeast, pesticides, and sulfites associated with grapes can also be the culprit. Ethnic group studies/data regarding grape allergies have not been collected in the scientific literature in my med search. ...Read more

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How common are fish allergies?

How common are fish allergies?

About 1 in 200: A 2004 study by scott sicherer et al pegged an overall rate of seafood allergy in the us at a little over 2% - that's one in 50. Most of that allergy was reported for shellfish. The rate of fish allergy was 0.6% - less than 1 in a 100 and closer to 1 in 200 persons. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the most common food people are allergic to?

Doctors, what are the most common food people are allergic to?

Food allergies: Adults are mostly allergic to tree nuts and shellfish. Kids are mostly allergic to peanut, milk, eggs and soy ...Read more

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Is watermelon a common trigger for allergies?

Is watermelon a common trigger for allergies?

Possibly: There is something called oral allergy syndrome, where people who are allergic to ragweed, cannot eat the melon family. They get itching in the mouth and ears, and sometimes swelling. This occurs in people who are allergic to birch trees, and eat hazelnuts, or some fruits such as apple, plums, and nectarines. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Nut Allergy (Definition)

Allergic reaction to an edible fruit kernel. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, ...Read more