Can soy allergy be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

It's not really known what makes some people's immune systems respond negatively to soy, so it can't really be prevented. Also, if you have a soy allergy, you can't make the allergy go away. However, you can prevent symptoms caused by allergic reactions. The best way to do this is by avoiding soy products. Let people know that you're allergic to soy so they won't accidentally serve you soy, and carefully inspect food labels. If you know you have a severe soy allergy, carry medications such as antihistamines or epinephrine injectors to prevent life-threatening situations.

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