About Anaphylaxis

Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Food allergies are a common cause of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, and are a significant health problem. A 2011 study found that 8% of children in the U.S. – approximately one in 13 – suffer from a food allergy. Of those children affected, more than 38% have experienced anaphylaxis, while 30% have allergies to multiple foods.

The most common food allergens, accounting for 90% of all food allergy reactions in the U.S., include:

Milk allergy
Cow's Milk
Egg allergy
Eggs
Peanut allergy
Peanuts
Tree nut allergy
Tree Nuts
(walnuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans, etc.)
Fish allergy
Fish
Shellfish allergy
Shellfish
Soybean allergy
Soybeans
Wheat allergy
Wheat

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