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What is the difference between food allergies and sensitivities?
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Different
Food allergy refers to an ige mediated reaction to a food that could result in itchiness, hives, lip or tongue swelling, asthma and rarely death.
Food intolerance is not ige mediated food allergy and could include lactose intolerance where one lacks the enzyme lactase that is needed to digests lactose -- the sugar in milk.

In brief: Different
Food allergy refers to an ige mediated reaction to a food that could result in itchiness, hives, lip or tongue swelling, asthma and rarely death.
Food intolerance is not ige mediated food allergy and could include lactose intolerance where one lacks the enzyme lactase that is needed to digests lactose -- the sugar in milk.
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