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 reaction 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.

These figures do however reveal regional differences with children being admitted to hospital with an allergic reaction.

In 2019 London had the highest increase in children being admitted to hospital with a rise of 167% from 180 in 2013/14 to 480 in 2019. For those children under 10 years old, the increase was 200% which is absolutely staggering.