Do You Have Food Allergies?
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Do I Have a Food Allergy?
It is seen most frequently in children with atopic dermatitis (eczema), and it can be one of the aggravating factors in this condition.
Food Allergy Info:
– Oral Itch
– Swelling of the mouth, tongue or throat.
– Sometimes a wheeze and cough, especially in infants and children.
Sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Please note: food “intolerance,” which is not an actual food allergy, also may give gastrointestinal symptoms.
Common food allergens include:
– Tree nuts
Food Allergy Diagnosis
cases they may overdiagnose food allergy. Skin testing for food allergies could help guide trials of specific food avoidance.
A food diary may be helpful. Treatment is primarily strict avoidance by careful reading of food labels. An EpiPen should be
available at all times for people with potentially life-threatening reactions.