Cost associated with food allergies can range from no extra cost and to only avoid the food or can be more costly by buying special kinds of food that do not include certain ingredients that make it cost more. Cost also to allergy test and visits to clinics are to be considered as well as medications in case of an allergic reaction were to happen.
Eating out can be tough when someone has food allergies. They may need to ask for special food preparation or may need to avoid certain restaurants altogether so they will not come in contact with that certain food risk.
Food Allergy prevention is a concern and being tested. In 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a study that supported earlier research suggesting that feeding solid foods to very young babies could promote allergies. It recommends against introducing solid foods to babies younger than 17 weeks. It also suggests exclusively breast-feeding “for as long as possible,” but stops short of endorsing earlier research supporting six months of exclusive breast-feeding. The timing of introduction of certain foods is also being investigated as a means of prevention. The general practice in the United States and other Western countries is to delay the introduction of highly allergenic foods, such as peanuts, tree nuts and seafood, until after age 3. There is newer but not yet proven data suggesting that introducing these foods in a baby’s first year may help the child tolerate the food. So there are many different studies being tested to see if there is any relation with early or delayed food ingestion and allergies in these children. (American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.2014)
Food Allergy. (n.d.). Retrieved June 06, 2016, from http://acaai.org/allergies/types/food-allergies