Reuters - "Care For Babies With Food Allergies Lagging: Study"
Babies with life-threatening allergic reactions to milk or egg often don't get prompt treatment, despite their caretakers having been given medicine to counter the attacks, a new government-funded study shows. Researchers followed more than 500 infants with known or suspected food allergies for three years. As many as 72 percent of the children had an allergic reaction during the study. And of the 11 percent who had severe attacks, less than a third got epinephrine. "We need to emphasize for the families that this is a safe medication," said Dr. Scott H. Sicherer, an expert in childhood allergies at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "If they are in doubt, they should give it anyway. Nothing bad will happen from that." Learn more