There are various types of elements out there that can cause an allergic reaction such as medication, pollen, mold, dust, pets, insects, latex, and food. A food allergy is one of the hardest kinds of allergies to live with because it requires a lifestyle change. Here are the foods labeled as “Major Food Allergens” by the FDA’s Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection ACT (FALCPA) and their estimated prevalence in the population. Learn all about the most common food allergies in adults and children below.

There might be some reactions caused by certain foods, whether you consume or come into contact with them. Common food allergies in adults and children have many different symptoms that may include:

  • Itching or swelling in your mouth
  • Hives
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Eczema
  • A drop in blood pressure
  • Issues breathing
  • Tightening of the throat

Oral Peanut Allergy Desensitization

Recently, the FDA approved the first oral peanut allergy desensitization treatment for patient’s ages 4 to 17 years old. During this treatment, patients will ingest the peanut allergy therapy in the office for 4 hours under observation of their allergy specialist. After the 4 hours, patients will continue a routine regimen at home for 2 weeks as specified by their provider. Patients will continue to come in the office bi-weekly for 11 total dose increases before reaching a maintenance dose.

If you or your loved ones struggle with peanut allergies don’t wait any longer to see one of our allergy specialists to start your peanut allergy desensitization treatment! For more information on the recent FDA approval for peanut allergies go here.

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