Parents May Be Putting Kids with Food Allergies at Risk

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A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology finds parents of children with food allergies often put their kids at risk. Nearly half of parents admitted to risky behavior, like not carrying a child’s epinephrine autoinjectors or not reading food labels.

Rushani Saltzman, MD, an attending physician with the Division of Allergy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), spoke to Reuters about what parents can do to help children with food allergies stay safe.

“It is imperative that all allergists and healthcare providers who see patients with food allergies take the time with each visit to review food allergen avoidance and label reading to avoid accidental exposures to food allergens,” she said.

Read the full interview.