Food allergy facts and fallacies

Up to 10% of the population have true food allergy, while 50-90% of people who believe they have food allergy may not. And food allergies can develop in adults.

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Food allergy is frequently misunderstood. Here are some resources that can help you sort facts from fallacies about eating safely and avoiding allergic reactions to food.

Here is a fact about food allergy.

The greatest danger of any allergy is anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that impairs breathing and heart function. Anyone who cares for a person with food allergy needs to know what to do in case of a reaction. Schools and workplaces should have a plan for dealing with such emergencies.

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How to manage food allergy with confidence

Up to 10% of the population have true food allergy, while 50-90% of people who believe they have food allergy may not. An accurate diagnosis is important so the condition can be managed properly when appropriate, but not needlessly..

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And a food allergy fallacy

Food allergies and intolerances develop only in childhood.

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Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

2 thoughts on “Food allergy facts and fallacies”

  1. I used to have a co-worker that was highly allergic to anything related to peanuts. We eventually had a ban on any peanut-related products being brought to the office. Thank goodness she was fine and never had an incident at work.
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