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What foods can I eat if I have a soy allergy?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Managing your soy allergy on a daily basis requires being aware of the foods you eat and the products you come into contact with. The most important thing you can do is avoid soy products, so you should always check food labels and talk to restaurant staff about the contents of food.

If your child has a soy allergy, make sure school or daycare officials are aware of this and are prepared in case of a reaction. Since it may be impossible to completely avoid exposure to soy products, carry medications including antihistamines or an epinephrine injector in case of a severe reaction.

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