We are one week out from Halloween. More and more places are popping up for “safe” trick or treating, but, check your children’s candy anyway. Not only for foreign objects but for allergens.

Food allergies are very common in the littles.  At least one in 13 kids suffer from a food allergy found in candies.

Allergic reactions can come from peanuts, tree nuts, and milk .

Manufacturers are required to list ingredients but some of the smaller candies do not have the ingredients listed. The candy ingredients are listed on the bigger bag of candy, but not on the individual pieces.

What to look for in allergic reactions?  Hives, rashes, swelling, trouble breathing and raised bumps. Go to the ER or Urgent care immediately if you, or your child is suffering from these reactions.