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Causes of food allergies?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Palumbo
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 doctors agree
In brief: Great Question
That is a great question and one that is up for debate at every national allergy meeting as we are seeing more and more people diagnosed with food allergies every day.
Unfortunately the best minds in the field have yet to come to a consensus and therefore we don't have any way yet of preventing the development of food allergies in children or adults. Continue to stay tuned.

In brief: Great Question
That is a great question and one that is up for debate at every national allergy meeting as we are seeing more and more people diagnosed with food allergies every day.
Unfortunately the best minds in the field have yet to come to a consensus and therefore we don't have any way yet of preventing the development of food allergies in children or adults. Continue to stay tuned.
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Over active immunity
When the immune system "thinks" a food protein is "foreign" it over-reacts and causes an allergic reaction.

In brief: Over active immunity
When the immune system "thinks" a food protein is "foreign" it over-reacts and causes an allergic reaction.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mistaken Identity
The part of the immune system involved in allergy is the part that we need to defend our bodies against large parasites such as tapeworm. In absence of parasites, the immune system looks for other targets - that is allergy.

In brief: Mistaken Identity
The part of the immune system involved in allergy is the part that we need to defend our bodies against large parasites such as tapeworm. In absence of parasites, the immune system looks for other targets - that is allergy.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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