Study: "EAACI: Food allergies in children cause anxiety and loneliness, have dramatic impact on their quality of life"
"The burden of food allergies and the risk they can escalate to life-threatening diseases is particularly heavy on children, whose normally active and sociable lifestyle can be severely limited and frustrated by the effort to keep them away from potentially dangerous food. According to a study presented at the 2011 Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), held Feb 17-19 in Venice, Italy, 23 percent of allergic children are no longer curious to try new food to vary their diet, considered too monotonous by most of them. A child out of ten also gives up crucial physical activity for fear of anaphylactic shock triggered by exercise."
Is this you or your child? Going over the risks with your board certified medical provider can be the first steps to helping you and your child re-enter life safely.
My new book Allergic Girl is another resource as I address this very issue. Whether you are a food allergic and anxious adult or the parent of a food allergic child wherein you and your child are feeling anxious, add fun back to your food allergic life.