How To Cope With (And Possibly Prevent) Food Allergies

Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision.
Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision.
Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision.
Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision.

How To Cope With (And Possibly Prevent) Food Allergies

The number of people with food allergies has skyrocketed in recent years, yet there are few treatment options for the disease.

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that parents introduce allergenic foods like peanuts at an early age to lower a child’s risk of developing food allergies.

Lauren Williamson of Chicago Magazine joins the Morning Shift to talk about her personal experiences with food allergies, and her research on the Chicago experts developing treatments for it.

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