This week (May 10-16) is Food Allergy Awareness Week! Which means it’s a great time to share information about life-threatening food allergies. And help push for more research and better treatment options for people living with food allergies.
An estimated 32 million Americans have potentially life-threatening food allergies, according to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). And allergic reactions can unpredictably vary from mild to severe reactions.
The most common food allergens include cow’s milk, egg, peanut, soy, wheat, tree nut, shellfish, fish and sesame. But there are many less common food allergies.
If you recognize signs of an allergic reaction – such as hives of difficulty breathing – you should call 911 immediately.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog to learn more about food allergies and steps to take when responding to an allergic reaction.
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