Food Allergies

Food allergies occur because of a hypersensitivity and abnormal reaction to certain proteins in the food. Food intolerances, though not as serious as an allergy, also cause an abnormal reaction to food. Some foods that people are commonly allergic to include peanuts, wheat, strawberries and more. Also common is gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance. Learn more about how to diagnose a food allergy, living with an allergy, medication, anaphylactic shock and other issues surrounding food allergies.

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  • The Causes and Signs of Strawberry Allergy
    Love strawberries, but can't eat them without triggering an allergic reaction? Did you know that the allergic property of the strawberry has to do with its beautiful red color? Read this article to find out why.
  • List of Restaurants with a Dedicated Allergy Menu
    Although a few eateries offer allergy-free dishes, you can't always find restaurants with a dedicated allergy menu. For some people, though, any exposure to food allergens causes severe reactions. Several chain restaurants are standardizing their menus and guaranteeing allergy-free food preparation.
  • Allergic Reaction to Apple Cider Vinegar
    The cost of prescription medication is on the rise, because of this many people are turning to home treatments such as using apple cider vinegar. For some, allergic reactions to apple cider vinegar can occur so it's important for a person to educate themselves before beginning a new home treatment.
  • Allergic Reaction to Bananas
    Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction to bananas include stomach cramps and headaches. Individuals allergic to chitinase should avoid bananas. The banana allergy is part of the latex-fruit allergy syndrome.
  • Allergic Reaction to Eggs
    The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network lists allergic reactions to eggs as one of the eight most common food allergies. Learn more about this allergy and how to protect yourself from serious reactions.
  • Shortness of Breath Caused by Food Allergies
    Food allergies and shortness of breath can lead to dangerous medical risks. Beyond shortness of breath, look for itching of the mouth, throat, skin, eyes and other areas of the body, gastric symptoms, nasal congestion, difficulty swallowing, rash and swelling of the face, tongue, lips and eyelids.
  • How to Treat Corn Allergy Symptoms
    From skin rash, swelling, asthma and diarrhea all the way up to anaphylaxis, corn allergy symptoms, which can be serious, require food allergy treatment. Corn is present in a large number of food items and non-food items.
  • Best Mobile Apps for Tracking Food Allergies
    Food allergies can make eating out difficult. Learn all about the new apps out there that will make eating something to look forward to. Read through a summary of the leading apps and decide what the best app for tracking food allergy is.
  • Planning Meals and Snacks for Kids With Allergies
    Little Jenny eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and right after she eats, she gets sick. You notice she gets an itchy rash, her face swells and she says she can’t breathe. She's diagnosed with a nut allergy. Your experience is the same for other parents of kids with nut allergies.
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