Jan 23, 2018

An In-Depth Look at Allergy Facts & Stats for Today

Tottori Allergy & Asthma Associates - An in-depth look at Allergy Facts & Stats for today

An allergy is when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, called an allergen. It could be something you eat, inhale into your lungs, inject into your body or touch. This reaction could cause coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny nose and a scratchy throat. In severe cases, it can cause rashes, hives, low blood pressure, breathing trouble, asthma attacks and even death.

How Many People Do Allergies Affect?
30% Adults  |  40% Children

How Many People Get Sick From Allergies?
8.2% Adults  |  8.4% Children

Allergic drug reactions account for 5 to 10% of all adverse drug reactions.

Roughly 7.8% of people 18 and over in the U.S. have hay fever.

12.0% or 8.8 million children reported skin allergies in the past 12 months.

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