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If I cook or chill a food will I still be allergic to it?

Probably. A food allergy is an immune system response to a component in a food. The component remains in the food during heating or chilling or any other type of processing. The exception to this is sometimes seen with egg and milk allergies; some individuals with egg allergy are able to consume egg or milk that has been extensively heated and in smaller amounts, such as in a baked good. Always check with your health care provider before trying any food you suspect is an allergen.

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