Your birthday may determine whether you have food allergies

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It’s a dangerous and potentially deadly public health concern.

The CDC says food allergies affect an estimated eight percent of U.S. children and a new study suggests that the time of year a baby is born can put them at a higher risk.

About one in 13 children deal with allergies, according to the CDC.

But, researchers at National Jewish Health say many allergic conditions likely start in infancy; with eczema leading to food allergies and asthma and hay fever later in childhood.

Also, when you are born has an effect on it, according to the study’s lead author Dr. Jessica Hui.

“We found that children born in the fall which is September, October and November are at higher risk of developing these allergic conditions,” said Dr. Hui.

You may be asking why, but so are researchers. How temperature changes affect the skin is still being actively studied.

“We have a couple of ongoing studies right now, even following pregnant moms and their future babies looking at the skin barrier, looking at blood work, looking at different exposures they have in their environment and then seeing which ones develop allergies,” said Dr. Hui.

Dr. Hui says parents can still protect their children, by practicing good skincare.

“Put all the different creams on the baby. make sure the skin stays smooth and is healthy and well hydrated.”

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