The Epidemiology of Pediatric Milk Allergy in the US

Milk is one of the most common food allergies in US children, yet little is known about its distribution and diagnosis. This study aimed to better understand the nature of pediatric milk allergy in the US by surveying nearly 40,000 parents from across the United States.  Notably, we found that 20% of food-allergic children were allergic to milk and that Black and Asian kids were half as likely as their white peers to have a milk allergy.  Thirty percent of milk-allergic children had experienced a severe allergic reaction.  Moreover, children with milk allergy--the most commonly diagnosed food allergy in the US--were twice as likely to outgrow their allergy than those with other allergies.  CLICK HERE to learn more.