ER Visits for Child Allergies are Rising

ER visits for children with allergies are on the rise.

That's according to a new study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. It showed E-R visits for Anaphylaxis spiked 150-percent from 2010 to 2016. Nearly half of those severe reactions were from foods, especially peanuts, tree nuts and seeds.

Experts say parents are recognizing symptoms of an allergic reaction and coming to the E-R a lot faster. There is concern as to why more children are severely allergic to foods. Peanuts, tree nuts and seeds, and milk and eggs are shown to be most responsible for the severe reactions, as far as food goes but 53-percent of all anaphylactic reactions are due to unspecified causes, probably bee stings and insect bites.

Source: NBC News

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