Allergies are very common. In a national study of children with special health care needs, 53% of them had allergies of some type.

Children with food allergies may or may not have other allergic conditions such as eczema (atopic dermatitis), asthma, and hives (urticaria). They may have anaphylaxis (see Anaphylaxis Quick Reference Sheet).

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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