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

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

Cas9 in Genetically Modified Food Is Unlikely to Cause Food Allergy.
 

Author(s): Osamu Nakajima, Tomoko Nishimaki-Mogami, Kazunari Kondo

Journal: Biol. Pharm. Bull.. 2016 ;39(11):1876-1880.

 

Genome editing has undergone rapid development during the last three years. It is anticipated that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food purposes will be widely produced using the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat/Cas9 (CRISPR)/Cas9 system in the near ...

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2016

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Food allergy: Current perspectives.
 

Author(s): Motohiro Ebisawa, Kenji Izuhara

Journal: Allergol Int. 2016 Oct;65(4):361-362.

 

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2016

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[Application of oral food challenge in the diagnosis of cow's milk protein allergy].
 

Author(s): Yong-Mei Zeng, Ji-Yong Zhang, Guo-Qing Dong, Pei-Hui Liu, Fei Xiao, Zhong-Ju Zhang, Qian-Zhen Wu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Jun;18(6):564-6.

 

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Food allergy" returned 159 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Prevention of food allergy - Early dietary interventions.
 

Author(s): George Du Toit, Ru-Xin M Foong, Gideon Lack

Journal: Allergol Int. 2016 Oct;65(4):370-377.

 

The prevalence of food allergy has increased over the last 30 years and remains a disease, which significantly impacts on the quality of life of children and their families. Several hypotheses have been formulated to explain the increasing prevalence; this review will focus on the ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2016

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Food allergy: Past, present and future.
 

Author(s): Hugh A Sampson

Journal: Allergol Int. 2016 Oct;65(4):363-369.

 

Hippocrates is often credited with first recognizing that food could be responsible for adverse symptoms and even death in some individuals, but it was not until the seminal observations by Prausnitz that the investigation of food allergy was viewed on a more scientific basis. In ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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Association Between Asthma and Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy Suspected; Food Allergy Proved

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2016

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