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

Preventing Food Allergy in Infancy--Early Consumption or Avoidance?
 

Author(s): Gary W K Wong

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 May;374(18):1783-4.

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2016

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[A Survey of School Lunch Provision for Elementary School Students with Food Allergy in Seven Cities of Osaka Prefecture].
 

Author(s): Kyohei Kiyota, Akiko Takemoto, Saori Okajima, Shizuka Morino, Satoru Kakoi, Junko Sakuma, Masato Yoshimitsu, Kazuhiko Akutsu, Keiji Kajimura

Journal: Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2015 ;56(4):151-6.

 

The number of students with food allergy is currently increasing. Moreover, the unintentional mixing or accidental ingestion of allergy-causing food materials in school lunches has attracted great attention. The aim of this study was to verify the current status of elementary school ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2015

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Do Skin Prick Test and In Vitro Techniques Diagnose Sensitization to Peach Lipid Transfer Protein and Profilin Equally Well in Allergy to Plant Food and Pollen?
 

Author(s): M J Goikoetxea, F Berroa, P Cabrera-Freitag, M Ferrer, J M Núñez-Córdoba, M L Sanz, G Gastaminza

Journal: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2015 ;25(4):283-7.

 

To compare the skin prick test (SPT) with in vitro techniques (single and multiplex fluorescence enzyme-immunoassay [FEIA]) for detecting sensitization to profilin and lipid transfer protein (LTP).

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2015

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The terms "Food allergy" returned 144 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Food allergy in children.
 

Author(s): Nedeljko Radlović, Zoran Leković, Vladimir Radlović, Dusica Simić, Dragana Ristić, Biljana Vuletić

Journal: Srp Arh Celok Lek. ;144(1-2):99-103.

 

Food allergy represents a highly up-to-date and continually increasing problem of modern man. Although being present in all ages, it most often occures in children aged up to three years. Sensitization most often occurs by a direct way, but it is also possible to be caused by mother's ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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School Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management for the Pediatrician--Extending the Medical Home with Critical Collaborations.
 

Author(s): Michael Pistiner, Cynthia DiLaura Devore, Sally Schoessler

Journal: Pediatr. Clin. North Am.. 2015 Dec;62(6):1425-39.

 

Community pediatricians, working in consultation with allergists, create a medical home that is the central focus of care for the child with life-threatening food allergies. They participate in coordinating mutual and critical collaborations within schools that support families and ...

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2015

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Applications of Molecular Diagnostic Testing in Food Allergy.
 

Author(s): Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Sabine Pfeifer, Merima Bublin

Journal: Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2015 Sep;15(9):56.

 

IgE-mediated food allergy is a relevant health problem inducing symptoms ranging from mild local reactions up to severe life-threatening situations. Currently, no immunotherapy is available and avoidance of the incriminating food is the method of choice. Therefore, reliable diagnostic ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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

 

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2016

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Pertussis Immunisation and Food Allergy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Food Allergy

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016

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