Common Food Allergies in Children
Food allergies among children are on the rise, and can cause life-threatening reactions. Some of the most common foods that cause allergic reactions include peanuts, cow’s milk, eggs, tree nuts, soy, and wheat. Fish and shellfish are also possible allergens. Allergies to nuts, shellfish, and fish tend to provoke the most severe symptoms, and can persist throughout the child’s life. Fortunately, some children can outgrow certain food allergies, particularly allergies to eggs, soy, wheat, and milk.
If your child has a food allergy, work with a board-certified allergist to determine a course of treatment. Your allergist can also help you learn how to make changes to your child’s environment to keep him or her safe.
Board-certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists. Allergy doctors at this premier medical practice provide comprehensive allergy and asthma diagnostics and state-of-the-art treatment—including two types of immunotherapy—at offices located in Center City Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.