Whether your child has an allergy or not, one thing’s for sure, there is a LOT of confusion and misinformation surrounding the issue.
Here are ten common myths floating around about allergies in kids to help set the record straight.
MYTH 1: They're not very common
Around 1 in 5 Australians and New Zealanders will develop allergies at some point in their life. 1 in 10 infants have food allergies, with eczema also affecting 1 in 10 children.
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- Mum’s urgent warning of delayed symptoms of lethal food allergy
- A new vaccine could soon stop peanut allergy in its tracks
- New expert advice says give babies peanut butter before 12 months
- Why everyone needs to be educated about severe allergies
- Does ‘spit cleaning’ your baby’s dummy help prevent future allergies?
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