Ever wondered if food allergies ran in families. I do.
I don’t have any food allergies – although I am allergic to various penicillins – and Pete is not allergic to any food – although he does react terribly to anti-persperants.
Today I received word that my niece was rushed off to hospital after a nasty reaction to peanuts. She had shown sensitivity to say and milk when younger, and my sister-in-law vigalently avoided those products for a few years.
This was her first major reaction at 5!
Genetics or environment? It’s not conclusive – but it would seem the family link is strong.