food allergy is hypersensitivity to dietary substances, leading to various types of gastrointestinal complaints. It occurs mainly, but not exclusively, in children. It is a common type of allergy, and is usually treated with an exclusion diet.

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Food Allergy Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... For most people, an adverse reaction to a particular food is uncomfortable. But, for some people, a food reaction can be frightening and even life-threatening. Symptoms of a food allergy usually devel...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... In a true food allergy, your immune system mistakenly identifies a specific food or component of food as a harmful substance. Your immune system triggers certain cells to produce immunoglobulin E (IgE...
Source: MayoClinic

Food Allergy Prevention

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Prevention
... The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to know and avoid foods that cause signs and symptoms. For some people, this is a mere inconvenience, but others find it a greater hardship. For instanc...
Source: MayoClinic

Food Allergy Treatment

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Treatment
... The only way to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid foods that cause signs and symptoms. However, despite your best efforts, you may come into contact with a food that causes a reaction. In this ca...
Source: MayoClinic

Food Allergy Other

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Overview
... Many people believe they''re allergic to specific foods. But true food allergies aren''t nearly as common as you might think. About 1 percent of adults and 5 percent of children actually have a true f...
Source: MayoClinic

Food Allergy and Intolerances
... Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate and wonder if they have a food allergy. One out of three people...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Food Allergy Treatment

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Food Allergies: Case History
... Betty told me she was tired of scratching her face and neck. For the last ten years she had gone from dermatologist to allergist to dermatologist looking for relief from this constant intolerable itc...
Source: HealthWorld

Intestinal Dysbiosis and the Causes of Disease
... ABSTRACT: With the advent of biochemical and microbial stool analysis panels, an increasing number of physicians are seeking a clearer understanding of the relationship between the ecology of the dige...
Source: HealthWorld

   

Food Allergy Articles

  • Food Allergy and Intolerances
    ... Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate and wonder if they have a food allergy. One out of three people...

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