Use discretion with social media

Support groups can be beneficial. But since they’re often populated by people who need help, you may not hear as much from people who need help, you may not hear as much from people who are successfully managing their food allergies and doing well, says Sakina Bajowala, MD, of Kaneland Allergy & Asthma Center in North Aurora, Illinois. “You are more likely to get a bit of a skewed perspective because you tend to see worst-case scenario.”

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