Food Allergies & Food Intolerance
- Q What foods should I avoid if I'm allergic to milk?
Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Allergy & ImmunologyAnyone following a milk-free diet due to a milk allergy must avoid: Artificial butter flavor Butter, butter fat, buttermilk Caseinates (ammonium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium) Cheese, cottage cheese, curds ... Full Answer
- Q Why are food allergies more common in children than adults?
Dr. Larry Chiaramonte, Allergy & ImmunologyThe incidence of food allergy is much higher for children than for adults. The reason for the much higher rate among kids is partly the result of the fact that most people "outgrow" their food allergies, peanuts being the exception. Only 10 to 20... Full Answer
- Q How is peanut allergy diagnosed?
Doctors usually begin diagnosis of a peanut allergy by doing a physical exam and hearing about your symptoms. The next step to diagnosing a peanut allergy may include a skin prick test, a blood test, or both. Medical professionals, usually allergy... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my peanut allergy on a daily basis?
Though it may seem obvious, the best way to manage a peanut allergy is to avoid peanuts. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforces laws that require clear labeling of ingredients, particularly ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. Read... Full Answer
- Q Does peanut allergy run in families?
Peanut allergies, like most types of allergies, tend to run in families. That means that if your parents have had a peanut allergy, you're much more likely to develop the condition, too. However, it's not just a history of peanut allergy that increases... Full Answer
- Q Can I develop wheat allergies as an adult?
It is uncommon for teenagers and adults to develop a wheat allergy. However-once adults develop wheat allergies-they tend to have them for the rest of their lives. Wheat allergies are most prevalent in children. However-children often outgrow this... Full Answer