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A 45-year-old member asked:

Are food allergies considered a disability?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Not that I know of: If you can avoid the allergenic foods, the answer is no. However if you work in a seafood factory and the steam from the seafood causes a serious allergic reaction whenever you work, then it may be considered a disability.
Dr. Justin Greiwe
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
No: While having a severe food allergy can be incredibly difficult with strict avoidance measures and having to carry epinephrine at all times it is not considered a disability.

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What do you think about food allergies as a disability needing accommodations?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 25 years experience
Not a disability: Since you are able to control what you eat a food allergy doesn't need any accommodation. Are there other issues that need to be considered?

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