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Milk and Eggs Worry Parents More Than Peanuts Do

Though peanut allergies are the most talked-about allergy, new research in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has shown that milk and egg allergies may actually be the worst in terms of how they affect families. Of 305 caregivers surveyed, “64 percent of caregivers accurately perceived the severity of their child’s reaction. More than 15 percent over-perceived their child’s reaction severity and 19 percent under-perceived the reaction severity.” Those who understood their child’s allergy had the highest quality of life. Additionally, “because eggs and milk are everywhere, and used to prepare so many dishes, caregivers with children allergic to those two ingredients feel more worried and anxious.”

Read the study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

View the citation on PubMed.