What are the risk factors for developing a food allergy?
Food allergies are on the rise. There is much ongoing research to learn more about the causes. The following factors make food allergies more likely:
- Family history: Many children with food allergies come from families with a history of food allergies, hay fever or asthma.
- Eczema: Many children who have food allergies also have eczema.
- Young age: Food allergies occur most often in infants and toddlers.