You are not alone; you have quite a bit of company. Many individuals have varying degrees of allergies to food, medication, latex, insects, pollens, etc. (The list continually grows.)
The aim of this site is to pull helpful and useful information and resources together to help as you navigate dealing with allergies, work, school, extra-curricular activities, family and ... life.
It is crucial that you establish a relationship with trained medical professionals and periodically consult them. This site does not offer medical advice.
If you have an allergy and are prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors, carry them with you 24/7. Always remember, "Stay Safe. Stay Vigilant."
The July 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, published results of a national survey of 38,480 families finding 8% of children (or 1 in 13) suffer from food allergies. This is almost double the projection of a 2008 data brief (number 10) published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. CDC then estimated 3.9% of children (or 1 in 25) had a food or digestive allergy. Reliable numbers indicate that food allergies are on the rise (or are better tracked/reported).
A "child" is under 18 years of age.