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    Food Allergies

    A food allergy occurs when the body has a specific and reproducible immune response to certain foods. The body’s immune response can be severe and life threatening, such as anaphylaxis. Although the immune system normally protects people from germs, in people with food allergies, the immune system mistakenly responds to food as if it were harmful.

    Eight foods or food groups account for 90% of serious allergic reactions in the United States: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts. Food allergies affect an estimated 4%-6% of children in the United States.

     

    8 Common Food Allergies

     

     

    Food Allergy Action Plan

     

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