Due to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) questioning the high percentage of people in the United States that have food allergies, MyAllergyNetwork has put together some basic information about food allergies. What are they? What are the signs and symptoms? And how do you know if you have them?
First, our resident food allergy expert Gina Clowes has written a response to the JAMA study, sharing her perspective on the findings.
Check out the basic information on food allergies to better understand what exactly they are, causes, risk factors, etc.
Some food allergies are more common, and are more likely to be the culprits in dangerous reactions, check out the Big 8 Food Allergens.
To see what you know about food allergies already, and test your knowledge of common myths, see this post by Gina Clowes.
If you're not sure if you have a food allergy, food intolerance or food sensitity, check out this post by Kathi MacNaughton explaining the difference.
If you think you have a seafood allergy, but you're not quite sure what the signs and symptoms are, check out the post Seafood Allergies Aren't What You Think.
If you know you have food allergies, or suspect you do, how can you tell if you are panicking or actually having a reaction? Sloane Miller discusses in her post Panic or Allergies?
If your child has been diagnosed with food allergies, here is a great post by Gina Clowes about where to begin.
To test your ability to pick out food allergens in common meals, take this quiz!
Published On: May 19, 2010