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Food Allergy

Food allergies can affect different areas of the body at the same time. Some common symptoms include an itchy sensation inside the mouth, throat or ears. One may also experience a raised itchy red rash (urticaria, or "hives") as well as swelling of the face, around the eyes, lips, tongue and roof of the mouth (angioedema). In some case, vomiting will occur. In the most serious cases, reactions can be life threatening (anaphylaxis). 


Almost any food can cause an allergic reaction, but in children, the most commonly triggers are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. 


In adults, the most common foods are peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds and hazelnuts) fruits (apples and peaches), fish and shellfish.


Our Consultants at the LAC are experts in identifying which foods are triggering your reactions, and even which part or component of that food might be the main cause.

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