How Many Common Allergies in Our Daily Life?

When it comes to the common allergies, we may meet the following 5 types from time to time.

Skin Allergies. It include skin inflammation, eczema, hives, chronic hives and contact allergies. Plants like poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are the most common skin allergy triggers. But skin contact with cockroaches and dust mites, certain foods or latex may also cause skin allergy symptoms.

In 2015, 8.8 million children had skin allergies. Children age 0-4 are most likely to have skin allergies. African-American children in the U.S. were more likely to have skin allergies than white children.

Food Allergies. Children have food allergies more often than adults. Eight foods cause most food allergy reactions. They are milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. Peanut is the most common allergen followed by milk and shelfish. In 2015, 4.2 million children in the US have food allergies.

Drug Allergies. Penicillin is the most common allergy trigger for those with drug allergies. Up to 10 percent of people report being allergic to this common antibiotic. Bad drug reactions may affect 10 percent of the world’s population. These reactions affect up to 20 percent of all hospital patients.

Latex Allergy. About 1 percent of people in the U.S. have a latex allergy. Health care workers are becoming more concerned about latex allergies. About 8-12 percent of health care workers will get a latex allergy.

Insect Allergy. People who have insect allergies are often allergic to bee and wasp stings and poisonous ant bites. Cockroaches and dust mites may also cause nasal or skin allergy symptoms. Insect sting allergies affect 5 percent of the population. At least 90-100 deaths occur each year in the United States due to insect sting reactions.

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