Background: It is well known that there is a common interplay between atopic conditions
and that having one atopic condition can predispose to the development of others. The link
between asthma and food allergy has been well researched over the years; although the exact interplay
between the two atopic conditions is yet to be fully described. Research suggests that children
who have both asthma and food allergy are at greater risk of more severe asthmatic episodes.
Conclusion: They are also at risk of food allergen triggered asthmatic episodes as well as foodallergen
induced anaphylaxis. Therefore, it is important for clinicians to understand and recognise
the association between these two atopic conditions to provide children and their families with the correct
treatment and management to avoid potentially life-threatening events related to their disease.
Keywords: Asthma, food allergy, pediatrics, eczema, allergic rhinitis, childhood.
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