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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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.

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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

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 195 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Year in review: pediatric allergy and asthma, excluding food allergy.
 

Author(s): Marissa Hauptman, Wanda Phipatanakul

Journal: Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol.. 2015 Mar;114(3):175-7.

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2015

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Estimating the prevalence of aero-allergy and/or food allergy in infants, children and young people with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema/dermatitis in primary care: multi-centre, cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Sangeeta Dhami, Aziz Sheikh

Journal: J R Soc Med. 2015 Jun;108(6):229-36.

 

We sought to determine the primary care-based prevalence of moderate-to-severe atopic eczema/dermatitis in children and to estimate what proportion had co-morbid aero-allergy and/or food allergy that was contributing to their atopic eczema/dermatitis.

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2015

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Food allergy in patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases: prevalence within the US Immunodeficiency Network (USIDNET).
 

Author(s): Karen S Tuano, Jordan S Orange, Kathleen Sullivan, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, Francisco A Bonilla, Carla M Davis

Journal: J. Allergy Clin. Immunol.. 2015 Jan;135(1):273-5.

 

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 101 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Neonatal food allergy].
 

Author(s): Ling Liu, Zai-Ling Li

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2015 Apr;17(4):408-13.

 

Food allergy is defined as abnormal immune response elicited by food intake, in which a variety of clinical symptoms will appear as a result of physiological dysfunction and/or tissue damage. Possible mechanisms for food allergy include gastrointestinal tract barrier damage, failure ...

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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Immunotherapy in food allergy: towards new strategies.
 

Author(s): Sakura Sato, Noriyuki Yanagida, Kiyotake Ogura, Tomoyuki Asaumi, Yu Okada, Yumi Koike, Katsuhito Iikura, Akinori Syukuya, Motohiro Ebisawa

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2014 Sep;32(3):195-202.

 

Allergen avoidance is the standard treatment for managing food allergies. Complete avoidance is difficult, and accidental exposure often occurs. Immunotherapy is a significant focus for treating food allergies, and oral immunotherapy (OIT) appears to be particularly effective in inducing ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2014

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Food allergy: diagnosis, management & emerging therapies.
 

Author(s): Rachel Glick Robison

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2014 Jun;139(6):805-13.

 

IgE-mediated food allergy is an important health concern with increasing prevalence worldwide. Manifestations of IgE-mediated food allergy include urticaria, angioedema, pruritus, difficulty in breathing, laryngeal oedema, vomiting, diarrhoea and/or hypotension within minutes to two ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Endomicroscopy in Patients With Food Allergy: a New Diagnostic Option
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2010

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Molecular Basis of Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy; Eosinophilic Esophagitis; Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis

 

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2015

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Pertussis Immunisation and Food Allergy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2015

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