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Does My Child Have a Food Allergy?

Food allergies affect up to 1 in 13 American children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of food allergies in kids has risen by about 50% between 1997 and 2011. Many parents are worried about their children having a food allergy, so it’s important to know what a food allergy is, and what are the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Read on for information about the signs of food allergy, what to do in case of emergency, and next steps if your child does in fact have an allergy.