Introduction: Food allergies


Food allergies: Immune over-reaction to an eaten food.

Food allergies: Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate and wonder if they have a food allergy. One out of three people either say that they have a food allergy or that they modify the family diet because a family member is suspected of having a food allergy. But only about three percent of children have clinically proven allergic reactions to foods. In adults, the prevalence of food allergy drops to about one percent of the total population.1

Researching symptoms of Food allergies: Further information about the symptoms of Food allergies is available including a list of symptoms of Food allergies, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Food allergies, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Food allergies: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Food allergies, failure to diagnose Food allergies, underlying causes of Food allergies (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Food allergies: Various information is available about treatments available for Food allergies, prevention of Food allergies, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Food allergies: Research more detailed information about the causes of Food allergies, other possibly hidden causes of Food allergies, or other general information about Food allergies.

Statistics and Food allergies: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Food allergies, prevalence and incidence statistics for Food allergies, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

         Contents for Food allergies:

1. excerpt from Food Allergy and Intolerances, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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