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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you die from something as common as food allergies?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
FOOD ALLERGY: Yes you can die from food allergy.You can get acute edema of the larynx and you can stop breathing.If you have confirmed food allergy, youshould avoid that food and keep epi pen on you all the time and if you start choking after eating then inject yourself with Epinephrine and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and seek immediate medical help.You need to be under care of an allrgist.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Definitely: Need epi-pen at all times. Don't want to risk it.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: Food allergies can and do kill patients. This is not a disease to take lightly.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are some common food allergies?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Allergy/ intolerance: Top contenders include gluten, dairy, soy, corn, citrus, eggs, beef and peanuts. Processed foods and additives such as aspartame can also trigger reactions. In addition, your body needs beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that actually train the immune system how to respond to allergens. Sometimes people have more than 1 food allergy, so pay close attention. Good luck!
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What are the most common food allergies?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Milk, eggs: For young children the most common food allergies are milk and eggs. Soy and wheat are also common. As children get older, peanuts and tree nuts become more common and are often more severe. And as they become older still, fish, shellfish and seeds become common as well.

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