food allergy 

Study Says 1 in 13 US Children Have Food Allergy

1 in 13 children in the U.S. have a food allergy. Credit: Getty Images
CHICAGO (AP) - Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children, double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests.
The researchers say about 40 per...
Peanuts and milk were the most common sources.

Boy, 6, Is Allergeric to Food - All Food

A 6-year-old in Alabama is allergic to almost all food. Credit: Getty Images
Peanut allergies are hard enough. Wheat and dairy aren't any easier. But imagine if your child was allergic to food. All food.
James DeLano, 6, has eosinop...
The Alabama boy gets nourishment from formula fed through a stomach pump.

Leading Experts Rethinking Food Allergy Causes

Three to 5 percent of the population is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts or seafood, The New Yorker reports. Credit: Getty The perplexing world of childhood food allergies is enough to make any parent break out in hives. ...Experts believe early exposure may actually help prevent food allergies later in life.

Restricted Food Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

c Food allergies could be causing your child's ADHD symptoms. Credit: Achim Sass, Getty
If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may want to consider an alternative course of treat...
A new study suggests that a special restricted diet should be part of the standard of care for all children with ADHD.

Common Allergy Culprits in Children

Dear Karla, My son has eczema all over his face and very bad asthma. Do you think it could be the milk he is drinking? Amanda Amanda, In Canada, 12 - 25 per cent of children suffer from eczema, with 90 per cent of cases occurring before a chi...

A mom takes on children's allergies

A recent article in the New York Times struck a chord with me. It concerned a mom, Robyn O'Brien, her four kids--one of whom has a food allergy--and big business food companies. According to the research Robyn has done, she feels that food allergies...

Insurance company cuts off girl allergic to food

I've known kids who were allergic to dairy products. I've known kids with allergies to peanuts, eggs, and a whole host of other things. I seem to be allergic to alcohol. But what if you were allergic to everything? What if the only things you could e...

Dealing with another child's food allergies

I've been very open with my family's struggles with food allergies. My son has an immediate reaction to milk, which involves hives and vomiting. It is scary and I'm so thankful it isn't more serious. I have a friend, however, who has a child with a s...

Eczema sucks

My four year old has suffered from eczema for quite some time. What's Eczema? In a nutshell, its an irritation of the skin. In Archer's case, it itches and she ends up scratching it so much that it bleeds. It's pretty friggin horrible. We've dealt wi...


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