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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Condition Specific Organizations

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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 368 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Food Allergy.
 

Author(s): Stacie M Jones, A Wesley Burks

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 12;377(23):2294-2295.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rare Ingestive Food Allergy to Mushroom Boletus badius.
 

Author(s): Tatjana Fischer, Bernadette Eberlein, Knut Brockow, Markus Ollert, Johannes Ring, Ulf Darsow

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2017 Oct;97(9):1134-1135.

 

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 186 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe forms of food allergy.
 

Author(s): Emanuel Sarinho, Maria das Graças Moura Lins

Journal: J Pediatr (Rio J). ;93 Suppl 1():53-59.

 

To guide the diagnostic and therapeutic management of severe forms of food allergy.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy: A Spanish Guideline. Immunotherapy Egg and Milk Spanish Guide (ITEMS Guide). Part I: Cow Milk and Egg Oral Immunotherapy: Introduction, Methodology, Rationale, Current State, Indications, Contraindications, and Oral Immunotherapy Build-up Phase.
 

Author(s): A Martorell, E Alonso, L Echeverría, C Escudero, R García-Rodríguez, C Blasco, J Bone, J Borja-Segade, T Bracamonte, A Claver, J L Corzo, B De la Hoz, R Del Olmo, O Dominguez, V Fuentes-Aparicio, I Guallar, H Larramona, F Martín-Muñoz, V Matheu, A Michavila, I Ojeda, P Ojeda, M Piquer, P Poza, M Reche, P Rodríguez Del Río, M Rodríguez, F Ruano, S Sánchez-García, S Terrados, L Valdesoiro, M Vazquez-Ortiz,

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. ;27(4):225-237.

 

Cow milk and egg are the most frequent causes of food allergy in the first years of life. Oral immunotherapy (OIT) has been investigated as an alternative to avoidance diets. No clinical practice guidelines on the management of OIT with milk and egg are currently available. Objectives: ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Outstanding animal studies in allergy I. From asthma to food allergy and anaphylaxis.
 

Author(s): Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Isabella Pali-Schöll, Franziska Roth-Walter

Journal: Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Jun;17(3):169-179.

 

Animal models published within the past 18 months on asthma, food allergy and anaphylaxis, all conditions of rising public health concern, were reviewed.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Pertussis Immunisation and Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

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Last Updated: 26 Nov 2017

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The Basophil Activation Test as a Diagnostic Tool in Pediatric Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: FOOD ALLERGY

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2017

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