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Quality of life assessment – an important part of the food allergy management in children
The prevalence of food allergy is increased during the last decades (25-30%); it is involved in skin and respiratory allergic diseases. Elimination diet of the food identified through history and specific tests represents the only benefic therapeutic measure. The quality of life’s impact of food allergy is influenced by the necessity of a continuous vigilance for careful reading of the labels of the commercial foods, recognition of the less known terms, correction of the nutritional deficiencies due to the absence of an essential food, increased price of the hypoallergenic formula, other allergic comorbidities and parents’ concerns of fatal allergic reaction.
Key words: food allergy, diet, quality of life