Food Allergies

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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 Allergies" 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: 13 Nov 2012

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Following organizations serve the condition "Food Allergies" 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.

http://www.aanma.org

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: 13 Nov 2012

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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 Allergies" returned 24 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Duration of a cow-milk exclusion diet worsens parents' perception of quality of life in children with food allergies.
 

Author(s): Luciana Indinnimeo, Luciano Baldini, Valentina De Vittori, Anna Maria Zicari, Giovanna De Castro, Giancarlo Tancredi, Giulia Lais, Marzia Duse

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In Italy, rigorous studies obtained with specific and validated questionnaires that explore the impact of exclusion diets on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children with food allergies are lacking. In this cross-sectional study, we wished to validate the Italian version ...

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2013

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The peculiarities of food allergies in accordance with the level of injury of respiratory tract in children of Eastern Siberia.
 

Author(s): Irina V Borisova, Svetlana V Smirnova

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To determine the course of food allergy in accordance with the level of respiratory tract injury in children of Eastern Siberia.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2013

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A retrospective chart review to identify perinatal factors associated with food allergies.
 

Author(s): Kelly Dowhower Karpa, Ian M Paul, J Alexander Leckie, Sharon Shung, Nurgul Carkaci-Salli, Kent E Vrana, David Mauger, Tracy Fausnight, Jennifer Poger

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Gut flora are important immunomodulators that may be disrupted in individuals with atopic conditions. Probiotic bacteria have been suggested as therapeutic modalities to mitigate or prevent food allergic manifestations. We wished to investigate whether perinatal factors known to disrupt ...

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2012

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The terms "Food Allergies" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recent advances on diagnosis and management of childhood asthma and food allergies.
 

Author(s): Dani Hakimeh, Salvatore Tripodi

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The epidemic of childhood allergic disorders has been associated to the decline of infectious disease. However, exposure to many triggers (airborne viruses, tobacco smoke, pollution, indoor allergens, etc.) contribute to the disease. Breast feeding practices, nutrition, dietary and ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2014

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Immunology in the Clinic Review Series; focus on allergies: immunotherapy for food allergy.
 

Author(s): T Mousallem, A W Burks

Journal: Clin. Exp. Immunol.. 2012 Jan;167(1):26-31.

 

There is no approved therapy for food allergy. The current standard of care is elimination of the triggering food from the diet and accessibility to epinephrine. Immunotherapy is a promising treatment approach. While desensitization to most foods seems feasible, it remains unclear ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2011

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Food allergies and asthma.
 

Author(s): Julie Wang, Andrew H Liu

Journal: Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jun;11(3):249-54.

 

To consider the possible links between food allergy and asthma.

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2011

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Therapeutic Effect of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2010

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Improving Nutrient Intake and Growth in Children With Multiple Food Allergies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013

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Blood Samples for the Study of Peanut, Tree Nut and Other Food Allergies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Peanut Allergies; Tree Nut Allergies; Other Food Allergies

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2014

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