High family income, hygiene habits can increase risk of allergies --ANAHEIM, Nov. 9, 2012 - Peanut allergies are rising among American children and one reason might be due to economic status. According to a new study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, greater rates of peanut allergy are found in families with higher economic status. This supports the “hygiene hypothesis” of many allergists.
Oral Allergy Syndrome | Allergies | ACAAI. I have *major* seasonal allergies and often experience issues when eating fresh produce. Growing up, my parents told me it was 'all in my head'-- turns out, its a real thing that happens to many people!
Types of Allergies: Allergies, including allergic rhinitis, affect an estimated 40 million to 50 million people in the United States. Some allergies may interfere with day-to-day activities or lessen the quality of life.