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Rockville, MD
A 40-year-old female asked:

i hear so much abt allergic reactions that i've started avoiding peanuts, fish, etc, even tho i have no food allergies. overreacting?

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Dr. John Norvell
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Yes: The guidelines that are published for evaluation and treatment of food allergies do not recommend testing without a prior reaction/symptoms after eating. If you have never had any problems with a specific food, avoiding them proactively would be unneccessary. I do admire your desire to be proactive though.

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Last updated Sep 2, 2013

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