Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies.
This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom.
The economic cost of children’s food allergies is nearly $25 billion per year.
For some people, an allergic reaction to a particular food may be uncomfortable but not severe. For other people, an allergic food reaction can be frightening and even life-threatening. Food allergy symptoms usually develop within a few minutes to two hours after eating the offending food.
Within moments of contact with an allergen, people with food allergies may begin to experience a reaction, many of which make communication difficult or impossible. Symptoms can be mild to severe and may include itching, swelling, hives, trouble breathing, and anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening reaction requiring immediate medical attention. Always call 911 for a severe food allergy reaction.
The FDA record top 8 food allergen (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish, crustacean shellfish).
If you have a food allergy, please note that eating healthy, always remember their own allergens, in order to help to alert their own, we recommend that you wear a medical id bracelet.
The Medical id bracelet are not just to inform anyone about the wearer's health status, but also to alert people, such as rescuers, first-aid staff and medical professionals of the appropriate action to perform when the wearer is involved in an emergency!
If your child has food allergy, more need one medical id bracelet,Allergies are especially problematic for young children. Medical id alert bracelets serve as a reminder to other adults as to what foods not to give your child. It is a good idea to help make adults aware of the allergens which may trigger a reaction in your child by engraving the allergies on the front side of the bracelet where it is easily seen.
- April 18, 2017
- David Douglas