Myths About Allergies

A lot of people suffer from allergies but despite this fact, not a lot of them really know the truth behind their allergies. To learn about some common myths about allergies and the truth behind them, please read on!

Milk Allergy and Lactose Intolerance are the Same Thing

A lot of people think that a milk allergy is the same as lactose intolerance but they’re actually very different. People who suffer from lactose intolerance feel discomfort after they consume milk or milk products. A milk allergy is a potentially life-threatening reaction by your body’s immune system from an exposure to milk proteins.

Peanut Allergies are the Most Common Food Allergy

A peanut allergy is definitely one of the more common allergies but milk, egg, and shellfish occur more in both children and adults.

Food Allergies are the Most Common Health Issue in the U.S

A lot more people suffer from allergies because about 1 in 5 people are affected.

Children with Allergies Will Have Them Their Entire Life

If your child has a food allergy, such as a peanut one, they might grow out of it. The best approach is to bring your child to our clinic for a comprehensive allergy testing in Somerset County, NJ, and surrounding areas. We will schedule a reevaluation to determine if your child will eventually grow out of his or her allergy.

An Allergy Attack Can Be Caused by Airborne Exposure

It is a common thought that someone who suffers from food allergies can experience an attack just by smelling the allergen. However, this is not true because the protein that triggers the reaction must be ingested.

 

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