Food allergies

Thursday, April 18, 2002

FOOD ALLERGIES

Doctors say that true food allergies are rarer than people believe. While only 2 percent of the nation's adult population has an allergy, many people have food intolerances that commonly cause digestive problems.

Between 2 percent and 8 percent of children in America have some kind of food allergy.

People with allergic reactions have trouble breathing or suffer rashes or digestive problems after eating the food.

Some common foods that cause allergic reactions:

Milk, dairy products

Eggs

Peanuts

Tree nuts (walnuts, cashews, etc.)

Fish

Shellfish

Soy

Wheat

WANT MORE?

  • FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS NETWORK, (800) 929-4040

    American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, (800) 822-ASMA

  • AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY, (800) 842-7777

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