What’s New in Our Understanding of Allergies?

Does it seem more kids have allergies today than ever before? They do, according to experts. Allergies—to both food and environmental triggers are on the rise—affecting the health of approximately 2 million U.S. children. Scientists don’t fully understand the increase, but research is getting closer to bringing new medications to market to alleviate the symptoms of allergy sufferers. Meanwhile, preventing, treating and managing allergies remains, for the most part, in the hands of parents and children themselves.

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We take a closer look at the surging allergy epidemic and offer explanations as to why allergies among children today are skyrocketing. Also, we'll tell you how to help kids cope with this problem and what you can do to stop severe allergic reactions from happening.

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