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What Are The Common Food Allergies In Kids?

Food Allergies And Children

2 mins to read Apr 1, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible. Growing up milks are formulated to meet nutrition needs of healthy young children older than 1 year and should not be fed to infants.


Almost any food can trigger an allergic reaction in kids, but the most common ones are: milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, walnut and seafood which represent about 90% of childhood allergy cases and which we will discuss in more detail throughout this article. Read on!



Milk is one of the main food allergens in kids, namely because of its composition of whey and casein. Children often overcome cow’s milk allergy by age 5, yet with a high risk of developing other types of allergy.  


Egg allergy is the most common food allergies. Children manage to overcome it at five years, yet with a high risk of developing respiratory allergies. 


Children can develop an allergic reaction to soy. Soy allergy is rarely life-threatening and is often outgrown at young age.   


Wheat and wheat products may trigger many immunity reactions among young children. But these reactions are rarely caused by allergy. 

Wheat allergy in particular doesn’t last for long since children manage to overcome it at early age. It also doesn’t necessarily mean allergy to other kinds of grains such as rice or oat. 


Peanut may cause life-threatening reactions in children especially if they have asthma. Children rarely outgrow peanut allergy which is thought to be lifelong.


Walnut allergy tends to be acute and chronic, and is less likely to be outgrown during childhood.


Allergy to fish and seafood may cause children life-threatening reactions. Allergy to either of these foods is less likely to be outgrown and tends to be lifelong.


Since food allergy is very common among children, we advise you to take precautionary measures to deal with it and teach your child to cope with it in order to avoid any further risks and complications. After all, allergy prevention is the best and most efficient treatment. 


Read More: Top Allergy Triggers In Children 

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