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Food allergies Treatments

Food allergies: Treatments Inroduction

The most effective treatment plan for food allergies uses a multifaceted approach. Treatment plans are also individualized to best address the specific cause and severity of the food allergies, and the patient's age and medical history. In some cases, children might "grow out" of food allergies.

Treatment of food allergies begins with the prevention of allergic reactions. This includes diagnosing the specific food or food additive allergen or allergens and avoiding ingesting them. This requires diligent reading of foods labels and asking about ingredients when eating out.

Some people with severe food allergies may need to carry a medication called injectable epinephrine with them at all times to treat their food allergies. For severe food allergies and anaphylactic reactions, injectable epinephrine can reverse the reaction. Immediate continuing care and medical monitoring in an emergency setting is necessary after the use of injectable epinephrine.

Treatments for Food allergies

The following treatments are listed for Food allergies in our knowledge base:

  • 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)
  • Treatments for infant allergies
    • Breast feeding only - to avoid milk or soy formula
    • Soy formula - to avoid a milk allergy
    • Milk-based formula - to avoid a soy allergy
    • Elemental formula
    • Corticosteroids
    • Change breastfeeding mother's diet - some foods eaten by the mother will enter the breastmilk.

Alternative Treatments for Food allergies

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Food allergies in various sources may include:

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Food allergies:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Food allergies may include:

Latest treatments for Food allergies

The following medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Food allergies:

Treatments for Causes of Food allergies

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Food allergies:

More causes: not all possible causes for Food allergies are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Food allergies.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Food allergies:

The following list of conditions have 'Food allergies' 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.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Food allergies or choose View All.


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