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Last uploaded: August 27, 2019
Preferred Name

Allergy, Food

Synonyms

Food Allergy

Definitions

<p>Food <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/allergy.html'>allergy</a> is an abnormal response to a food triggered by your body's immune system.</p> <p>In adults, the foods that most often trigger allergic reactions include fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts, such as walnuts. Problem foods for children can include eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat.</p> <p>The allergic reaction may be mild. In rare cases it can cause a severe reaction called <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/anaphylaxis.html'>anaphylaxis</a>. Symptoms of food allergy include</p> <ul> <li>Itching or swelling in your mouth</li> <li>Vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal cramps and pain</li> <li>Hives or eczema</li> <li>Tightening of the throat and trouble breathing</li> <li>Drop in blood pressure</li> </ul> <p>Your health care provider may use a detailed history, elimination diet, and skin and blood tests to diagnose a food allergy.</p> <p>When you have food allergies, you must be prepared to treat an accidental exposure. Wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace, and carry an auto-injector device containing epinephrine (adrenaline).</p> <p>You can only prevent the symptoms of food allergy by avoiding the food. After you and your health care provider have identified the foods to which you are sensitive, you must remove them from your diet.</p> <p >NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases</p>

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Food Allergy

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C0016470

Date created

03/21/2000

definition

Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by your body's immune system.

In adults, the foods that most often trigger allergic reactions include fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts, such as walnuts. Problem foods for children can include eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat.

The allergic reaction may be mild. In rare cases it can cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis. Symptoms of food allergy include

  • Itching or swelling in your mouth
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal cramps and pain
  • Hives or eczema
  • Tightening of the throat and trouble breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure

Your health care provider may use a detailed history, elimination diet, and skin and blood tests to diagnose a food allergy.

When you have food allergies, you must be prepared to treat an accidental exposure. Wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace, and carry an auto-injector device containing epinephrine (adrenaline).

You can only prevent the symptoms of food allergy by avoiding the food. After you and your health care provider have identified the foods to which you are sensitive, you must remove them from your diet.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Mapped to

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MP HEALTH TOPIC URL

https://medlineplus.gov/foodallergy.html

MP OTHER LANGUAGE URL

Spanish https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/foodallergy.html

MP PRIMARY INSTITUTE URL

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/

notation

C0016470

prefLabel

Allergy, Food

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Scope Statement

Food allergy is an abnormal response triggered by your body's immune system. The reaction may be mild or severe (anaphylaxis). Learn more.

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