A 34-year-old member asked:
is there a way to cure severe food allergies?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 27 years experience
Avoidance: Avoidance is the only treatment option at this time. It is hopeful that someday there may be more of a treatment option.
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What are the most common food allergies?
10 doctor answers • 28 doctors weighed in
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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A 21-year-old member asked:
Who is affected by food allergies?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Anyone: While food allergy most commonly develops in young children, anyone can develop food allergies. Adults can develop new food allergies after years of ingesting a food without reaction.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Why do some people have food allergies?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Great question!: We know that genetics play a part. Allergic parents tend to have allergic kids. Exposure to the food allergen is controversial. It appears that early exposure to foods can cause allergies to develop. How early is the question. Some recent studies even show the opposite effect. I always counsel high risk kids, to avoid highly allergenic foods early. Foods such as nuts, peanuts, shellfish.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
How can food allergies be so life-threatening?
8 doctor answers • 21 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Severe allergy react: Food allergies can cause anaphylaxis which can kill. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can cause itchiness, hives, lip, tongue or throat swelling, trouble breathing, decreased blood pressure and death.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Could you tell me what are some common food allergies?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Aug 30, 2013
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