Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A family's income may play a big role in the type of care a child with food allergies receives, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that poorer families -- those making under $50,000 a year -- spent less on non-allergenic foods, medical specialists and important medications, such as lifesaving epinephrine injectors.

As a result, "poor people may therefore be experiencing more food allergy reactions," said study co-author Dr. Ruchi Gupta. She's the director of the Program for Maternal and Child Health at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.


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