New Emerging Food Allergies
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Chitra Dinakar, MD
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Food allergies have increased dramatically over the past 15 years with more and more children affected.
In addition to traditional food allergies such as peanuts, dairy products and shellfish, there has been a increase in children with reactions to foods not previously considered part of the top eight allergens.
Specialists are now seeing allergies to sesame, fruits, and other foods as we are importing more foods and consuming more foods from other cultures.
The increase has been seen in both percentage of people with reactions and in the severity of reactions, and is particularly a problem in developed countries and among the children of immigrants.
How big is the problem? What is the reason for the increase? How do you prevent or treat these allergies?
Chitra Dinakar, MD is here to discuss the future with food allergy treatment and prevention?
Smith, Michael and Dinakar, Chitra, "New Emerging Food Allergies" (2016). Transformational Pediatrics Podcast. 32.