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Food Allergy



Common Food Allergies


In adults, the foods that most often cause allergic reactions include
  • Shellfish such as shrimp,crayfish,lobster,and crab
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts such as walnuts
  • Fish
  • Eggs
The most common foods that cause problems in children are
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Peanuts
Tree nuts and peanuts are the leading causes of deadly food allergy reactions called anaphylaxis .

Adults usually keep their allergies for life, but children sometimes outgrow them. Children are more likely to outgrow allergies to milk or soy, however, than allergies to peanuts or shrimp.The foods to which adults or children usually react are those foods they eat often.


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