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How common are food allergies?
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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Manav Singla
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Dr. Richard Wachs
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: A growing issue
Food allergy is a growing public health concern.
As many as 15 million people have food allergies. An estimated 9 million, or 4%, of adults have food allergies. Nearly 6 million or 8% of children have food allergies with young children affected most.

In brief: A growing issue
Food allergy is a growing public health concern.
As many as 15 million people have food allergies. An estimated 9 million, or 4%, of adults have food allergies. Nearly 6 million or 8% of children have food allergies with young children affected most.
Dr. Richard Wachs
Dr. Richard Wachs
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