Food Allergies: Do You Really Have One?

Do you have a proven food allergy? Apparently, almost half of people who think they have an allergy actually haven’t been diagnosed.

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Allergic to something you ate? Pish-posh, studies are saying otherwise.

Journal Jama Network Open published results that revealed that only one in 20 Americans has actually been diagnosed with a real allergy, according to NY Post.

NY Post is also saying that 20 percent of American adults are convinced that they have a food allergy. However, a new study shows a more accurate figure is about one in 10 after a survey of more than 40, 000 Americans performed by researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Most people seemed to be allergic to shellfish; a commonality of about 7.2 million other adults in the United States. Milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, eggs, wheat, soy and sesame seeds were other popular allergens.

“911, what’s your emergency?” Apparently, 38 percent of allergy reactions are so bad that they could potentially send you to the emergency room.

According to NY Post, nearly half of individuals don’t attain the allergy until they’ve reached adulthood–Pretty bazar.

Suspicious that you may have a food allergy? Close the WebMD tab on your internet browser and go get the facts from a real doctor. The study encourages getting checked-out by a professional, saying that you could be depriving yourself of ‘lifesaving epinephrine’ or ‘a wholesome, balanced diet,’ as put by NY Post.

Yes—It can be that serious. Camron Jean-Pierre, only 11-years-old, of Piscataway, NJ passed away on New Year’s Day apparently due to fumes that were coming from the kitchen while his grandmother was preparing cod.

Despite the fatal radicality, researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology published a promising study in the New England Journal of Medicine that introduces a ‘safe and effective treatment’ regarding peanut allergies. Apparently, it suggests that parents introduce small doses of peanuts to their kids during infancy, claiming that it may essentially deter the development of the allergy entirely.

Can you say mixed signals; keep your friends close and your allergy enemies closer, or avoid even inhaling a breath of an allergy culprit entirely? Let’s leave this one to the professionals and go see a doctor, asap. Read the full story on the NY Post here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Do you have a proven food allergy? Apparently, almost half of people who think they have an allergy actually haven’t been diagnosed.

Totals
14% Yes, proven
86% Nope, lucky me
Males
11% Yes, proven
89% Nope, lucky me
Females
22% Yes, proven
78% Nope, lucky me

Yes, proven

Nope, lucky me


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