Psychosocial issues

There may be issues with weaning and food aversion which might require more specialist input from a speech therapist or psychologist. Compared to the general population, quality of life is worse for adolescents and adults with a food allergy, including poorer overall health and limitations on social activity. Social and family life can be very disrupted by a food allergy, with a severe emotional burden on parents or carers, especially mothers. Food shopping can be highly stressful especially if multiple foods have to be avoided. Patient organisations dedicated to providing information and support for allergy sufferers are key.

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BSACI Global Allergy Online Symposium 2023

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