Described above is the most common manifestation of urticaria, or hives, as it is most commonly referred to. Causes can be due to an immunologic (involving the body’s immune system) or nonimmunologic cause.
Statistically, this equates to one in 13 children who have this condition. Given the average class size in United States, this means up to three kids per class will have this medical condition in which exposure to an offending food protein can result in a potentially harmful immune response.
Asthma is a common type of obstructive lung condition that affects 7-10 percent of the population, more commonly in male children under the age of 14 and female adults. There are an estimated 25 million people in the United States who have asthma, with over $56 billion health-care dollars spent annually.