Coping With Children’s Allergies By Rachel Newcombe.
Allergies are on the increase. According to Allergy UK, four in 10 school children have at least one allergic condition, one in five has asthma and 85 per cent of these are allergic to house dust mites. A recent report by the Royal College of Physicians claimed that, “The incidence of allergy has increased dramatically in the UK in recent years and is still rising.” In fact, they say that more children than ever before are now affected with allergies, and one in 70 has a severe allergy to peanuts – yet only 10 years ago it was a rare disorder.
Coping with an allergy can be difficult for adults, but for children it can make life miserable. But what are common allergies, what impact do they have and what can be done to have allergy relief and to make life more bearable?