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Duke Medicine: Pediatric allergies

Posted June 13, 2011 8:43 p.m. EDT

Peanuts

Dr. Wesley Burks, chief of the Duke Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, discusses food allergies in children and what parents should do if they suspect their child has an allergy in this Q&A.

What is the most common allergy?

The house dust mite is the most common allergy.

In the United States the most common food allergies are milk, egg, and peanut, with peanut allergy being the most serious.

Why do food allergies seem so prevalent today and what can parents do if they suspect an allergy? Read the full post on DukeHealth.org.