A new study initiated by the Food Allergy Initiative in America has shown that 1 in 13 US children suffers with food allergies. This is one of the largest Food Allergy studies to date and it finds that Food Allergies are increasingly prevalent and severe. Well any parent of a child with an allergy is probably already aware of that! But this article on the study and commentry from Minnesota allergist Dr Allan Stillerman makes a good short read. http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/20889-1
But Dr Stillerman comment that “A lot of patients under the age of five who have chronic, moderately-severe eczema, as many as 40 to 50 percent of them are found to have food allergies.” is finally confirming what many parents have been realising and finding out for themselves. In my opinion children should be allergy/intollerance tested as early as possilbe when they have symptoms.