Severe allergic reactions are rising

Recent figures have shown that over the past 5 years there has been a noticeable increase in children being admitted to hospitals in England for severe allergic reactions according to recent NHS figures.

NHS figures also show that 1746 children were treated for ‘Anaphylactic Shock’ in 2018 – 2019, and that’s up from 1015 in 2013 – 2014. Children under 10 were more likely to be affected by an allergic reactions with 1018 being admitted to hospital in the last year, compared with 601 in 2013 -2014.

There is also a noticeable increase in adult cases over the last 5 years too from 4107 to 5497 according to NHS figures.