About Allergy FYI
Millions of people suffer from all kinds of allergies. Sometimes we don’t even know we have them. That’s why Allergy FYI’s here to help.
An allergic reaction happens when your immune system thinks everyday things are a threat and goes into overdrive to expel the foreign substance. Have you noticed that your allergies often make you feel as though you’re sick? That’s because your body reacts in many of the same ways as it does when it’s fighting illness.
Do you wish you could feel better and not get irritating hives, rashes, and sniffles at the drop of a hat? Do you want to get a handle on your food allergies or asthma? Perhaps you or someone you care about have allergic reactions that are so severe, you live in fear of anaphylactic shock. Luckily, there are actions you can take.
We’re All About Helping You Get Your Allergies Under Control
At Allergy FYI, we’ve got the information you need so you get your allergies under control and take charge of your life.
We’ll talk about who gets allergies, why we get allergies and different types of allergies. We also discuss seasonal allergies and dealing with those miserable symptoms you forget about… Until they surface again the following year.
For those who are wondering whether you have an allergy but aren’t sure, we also discuss common symptoms and treatments so you can find relief. In recent years, a lot of great prescription and over-the-counter medications have come on the market. But for those who prefer a more natural or holistic approach to allergies and health can explore taking supplements and making changes to their diets.
You’re Not Alone
In case you’ve wondered about your allergies and whether you’re the only one, let us reassure you that you’re not alone. The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website reports the following facts and statistics.
Over 170 foods are reported as causing allergic reactions.
In the US, allergens in eight foods cause the most major allergic reactions to foods in the US. These are peanuts, eggs, milk, wheat, tree nuts, soy, fish, and crustacean shellfish.
Up to 15 million people in the US have food allergies, including 5.9 million kids under the age of 18. Yes, that’s an alarming one out of 13 children.
Roughly 30 percent of kids who have food allergies have issues with more than one food.
Food allergies in kids are on the rise and rose 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Between 1997 and 2008, allergies to peanuts and tree nuts in kids have tripled.
the number of kids hospitalized due to food allergies tripled between the late 1990’s and mid-2000’s.
Roughly 40 percent of kids with food allergy experience anaphylaxis or another severe allergic reaction.
Allergic reactions to food send a person to the emergency room once every three minutes.
200,000 people a year need emergency medical care due to food allergies.
Unfortunately, there isn’t any cure for allergies. But fortunately, there are plenty of ways to manage them so we can enjoy life. If you’ve got any thoughts, advice, or perspectives on allergies, please feel free to contact us, we’d love to hear from you.
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