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 2: Allergies aren't that serious
Severe allergies (anaphylaxis) to things like nuts and bee venom can be extremely life threatening and are on the rise in Australia. In the past 20 years anaphylaxis hospital admissions have increased by five times – something experts believe has occurred due to the increase of mistaken allergies leading to doubt over the real ones.
Even non-fatal allergies like hayfever however can also greatly affect a child’s behaviour and comfort.
Read more stories about allergies in children:
- Nut-free lunch boxes are everyone’s responsibility – so choose wisely
- 10 things all food allergy mums know to be true
- 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?
- More allergy articles