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Food allergy

Food allergy: Introduction

Food allergy: adverse immune response to a food protein. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Food allergy, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Food allergy

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Food allergy Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Food allergy may include:

  • Diet changes - avoiding the allergy-causing food.
  • Avoid cross-reacting foods - some people are not only allergic to the one food, but also similar ones.
  • Watchful waiting - some infants and children will outgrow some types of allergies; but adults tend not to lose allergies.
  • Antihistamines
  • Bronchodilators - for asthma or asthma-like symptoms.
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Food allergy

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Food allergy

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Misdiagnosis and Food allergy

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Food allergy: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Food allergy: Related Rare Diseases

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Food allergy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Food allergy

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 either say that they have a food allergy or that they modify the family diet because a family member is suspected of having a food allergy. But only about three percent of children have clinically proven allergic reactions to foods. In adults, the prevalence of food allergy drops to about one percent of the total population. (Source: excerpt from Food Allergy and Intolerances, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have... (Source: excerpt from Food Allergy and Intolerances, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Detailed list of causes of Food allergy

The list below shows some of the causes of Food allergy mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Food allergy?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Food allergy. Of the 10 causes of Food allergy that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 10 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Food allergy:

The following list of conditions have 'Food allergy' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Classifications of Food allergy:

Medical Conditions associated with Food allergy:

Allergy symptoms (8 causes), Immune system symptoms (465 causes)

Symptoms related to Food allergy:

Shellfish, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Fish, Eggs, Cheese, Wine, Mushroom, C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Food allergy

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