Food allergy

Common Name(s)

Food allergy, Food allergies

A food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food the body mistakenly considers harmful or dangerous. The most common food allergy symptoms are tingling or itching in the mouth, hives, itching, swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat, wheezing, nasal congestion, trouble breathing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dizziness. In more severe cases, a food allergy can trigger a reaction called anaphylaxis, which can cause life-threatening symptoms including: tightening of airways, difficulty breathing, rapid pulse, shock, a severe drop in blood pressure, lightheadedness, and a loss of consciousness. The only way to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid any foods that cause signs and symptoms.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Food allergy" for support, advocacy or research.

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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, community outreach, advocacy and research. AANMA facilitates communication of quality information among patients, parents, physicians, community members, government and private industry through accurate guidance and clearly written resources on asthma and allergies, provided through its website, aanma.org, published reports, position statements, quarterly magazine, Allergy & Asthma Today, and monthly newsletter, The MA Report.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

We improve the day to day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future for their children.

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2015

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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, community outreach, advocacy and research. AANMA facilitates communication of quality information among patients, parents, physicians, community members, government and private industry through accurate guidance and clearly written resources on asthma and allergies, provided through its website, aanma.org, published reports, position statements, quarterly magazine, Allergy & Asthma Today, and monthly newsletter, The MA Report.

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Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

We improve the day to day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future for their children.

http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Food allergy" returned 338 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Restaurant Food Allergy Practices - Six Selected Sites, United States, 2014.
 

Author(s): Taylor J Radke, Laura G Brown, Brenda Faw, Nicole Hedeen, Bailey Matis, Priscela Perez, Brendalee Viveiros, Danny Ripley

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Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million persons in the United States (1), and are responsible for approximately 30,000 emergency department visits and 150-200 deaths each year (2). Nearly half of reported fatal food allergy reactions over a 13-year period were caused by food ...

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2017

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Food Allergy Knowledge and Attitudes of Restaurant Managers and Staff: An EHS-Net Study.
 

Author(s): Taylor J Radke, Laura G Brown, E Rickamer Hoover, Brenda V Faw, David Reimann, Melissa R Wong, David Nicholas, Jonathan Barkley, Danny Ripley

Journal: J. Food Prot.. 2016 Sep;79(9):1588-1598.

 

Dining outside of the home can be difficult for persons with food allergies who must rely on restaurant staff to properly prepare allergen-free meals. The purpose of this study was to understand and identify factors associated with food allergy knowledge and attitudes among restaurant ...

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2017

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Need for Emergency Epinephrine to Treat Food Allergy Reactions in Schools in the Hortaleza District in Madrid.
 

Author(s): M Cabrera, J C Ortiz-Menéndez, B Garzón, L Barrios

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. ;27(1):58-60.

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 167 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Japanese guidelines for food allergy 2017.
 

Author(s): Motohiro Ebisawa, Komei Ito, Takao Fujisawa,

Journal: Allergol Int. 2017 Apr;66(2):248-264.

 

Five years have passed since the Japanese Pediatric Guideline for Food Allergy (JPGFA) was first revised in 2011 from its original version. As many scientific papers related to food allergy have been published during the last 5 years, the second major revision of the JPGFA was carried ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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Food allergy: immune mechanisms, diagnosis and immunotherapy.
 

Author(s): Wong Yu, Deborah M Hussey Freeland, Kari C Nadeau

Journal: Nat. Rev. Immunol.. 2016 12;16(12):751-765.

 

Food allergy is a pathological, potentially deadly, immune reaction triggered by normally innocuous food protein antigens. The prevalence of food allergies is rising and the standard of care is not optimal, consisting of food-allergen avoidance and treatment of allergen-induced systemic ...

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2016

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Active treatment for food allergy.
 

Author(s): Aaron K Kobernick, A Wesley Burks

Journal: Allergol Int. 2016 Oct;65(4):388-395.

 

Food allergy has grown in rapidly in prevalence, currently affecting 5% of adults and 8% of children. Management strategy is currently limited to 1) food avoidance and 2) carrying and using rescue intramuscular epinephrine/adrenaline and oral antihistamines in the case of accidental ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Registry of Food Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Treatment
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2017

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Pertussis Immunisation and Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

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Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016

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