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Does a an allergic person need to have direct contact with a food to get sick?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

By direct contact, do you mean eating the food? Depending on the severity of the allergic reaction, other allergies the person may have and the kind of food, the person may inhale particulate material from the food item and react to it.

In brief: Not necessarily

By direct contact, do you mean eating the food? Depending on the severity of the allergic reaction, other allergies the person may have and the kind of food, the person may inhale particulate material from the food item and react to it.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The antigen must make contact with the allergic person.

In brief: Yes

The antigen must make contact with the allergic person.
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