Parents With Allergic Kids, More Likely to Think They are Allergic

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A new study says many parents of children with food allergies mistakenly believe that they are allergic as well.

Researchers asked nearly 2,500 parents of children with food allergies about their own allergies.

While they did have higher allergy rates than the general population, only 28% of parents who reported a food allergy actually tested positive.

Experts say oral challenges are the most accurate way for diagnosing food allergies, because skin prick and blood tests are not always reliable.

 

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