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10 Eggless High Protein Breakfasts
Want the benefits of a high protein breakfast without the egg? Check out these 10 ideas.
7 Great Gadgets for Families With Food Allergies
Want fast, healthy, allergen-free food? Don't miss these time-savers: 7 kitchen gadgets for allergy-free, healthy cooking.
The Dangers of Going Wheat-Free
There are inherent dangers to the wheat-free diet. Find out what they are here.
The 6 Worst Gifts for People with Food Allergies
Check out these 6 potentially dangerous gift ideas you'll want to avoid giving your host, friend, or family member with a food allergy.
The Sneaky Ways You Might Be Eating Wheat
Do you have a wheat allergy? Here's a common list of ingredients and what else to look for on a food label to identify a food that contains wheat.
Can You Have an Allergy to Alcohol?
Concerned about alcohol allergies or alcohol intolerances? Learn about how food allergies can affect your ability to drink alcoholic beverages.
The 8 Most Common Food Allergies
Do you know which eight foods cause the majority of allergic reactions in the United States? Learn more about the most common food allergies.
The Best Milk-Free Sources of Vitamin D
If you have a milk allergy, you may be scrambling to find milk-free vitamin D foods. I've got 11 foods to help you boost your vitamin D intake.
Egg-Free Sugar Cookies
Delicious, buttery, egg-free sugar cookies. Just like grandma used to make, only without the eggs.
Are You on a Soy-Free Diet? Avoid These...
Avoiding soy can be difficult, since it is extremely present in our food supply and in non-food consumer products. Here is a list of soy ingredients and foods to avoid when eating a soy-free diet.
How to Cook Without Onions or Garlic for Food...
Avoiding onions and garlic due to allergies? Learn the basics of cooking without onions and garlic.
Are Your Symptoms a Sign of Food Allergies?
Do you know the symptoms of food allergies? Learn how to recognize the signs of a food allergy and how it can affect the entire body.
Is Your Christmas Tree Ruining Your Holiday?
How to choose a Christmas tree and avoid indoor allergens at Christmas.
10 Common Causes of Diarrhea
Diarrhea can be caused by many factors. Learn about the common diseases, conditions, and allergies that may cause diarrhea.
Can You Drink Vodka if You’re Allergic to...
If you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, can you drink vodka? Find out about whether you can drink vodka or other distilled alcohol with a wheat allergy.
What You Need to Know About Egg Allergies
Do you think you may be allergic to eggs? Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of egg allergies.
25 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Fiber on a Wheat-Free...
A wheat-free diet doesn't have to equal low fiber! Check out these 25 high fiber foods that don't have wheat.
Can You Be Allergic to Citric Acid?
Are you sensitive to citric acid? Learn the symptoms of citric acid allergy and possible causes of sensitivity to this common food additive.
Do You Have an Apple Allergy?
Does your mouth tingle or itch or swell after eating apples? You may have an apple allergy.
Is Coconut a Tree Nut?
Do people with tree nut allergies need to avoid coconuts? Find out whether coconut allergy is a subtype of tree nut allergy.
23 Delicious Egg-Free Cookie Recipes
These cookie recipes are vegan. If you can tolerate dairy products, substitute regular milk for the soy or coconut milk in the recipes.
Everything You Need to Know About Shellfish...
Are you allergic to shellfish? Learn the symptoms of a shellfish allergy, foods to avoid on a shellfish-free diet, and how to manage a shellfish allergy.
I heard almond extract is safe for a tree nut...
Is almond extract safe for tree nut allergy? How could that be?
Itchy Rash? How It Might Be Connected to Your...
Can food allergies affect eczema? Find out about eczema, food allergies, and what to expect at your doctor's office.
6 Things to Know About Wheat Allergies
Learn the signs and symptoms of wheat allergy and how it differs from Celiac disease.
10 Hearty, Milk-Free Breakfast Ideas
Don't be stumped when it comes to milk-free breakfast ideas. I've got 10 hearty, nutritious ideas you'll jump out of bed for!
Allergic to Tree Nuts? What You Should Know
Do you have a tree nut allergy? Find out more about the symptoms and management of tree nut allergies.
22 Surprising Foods That Contain Wheat
If you're avoiding wheat due to a food allergy, you need to know where it's hiding. Check out these 22 foods with wheat.
Is There Such a Thing as a Chocolate Allergy?
Some people get sick whenever they eat chocolate, but does a true chocolate allergy exist? Learn the truth about the allergens that can make you sick.
Foods People on a Gluten-Free Diet Should Avoid
Have you been diagnosed with celiac disease? Here are a list of foods to avoid on your gluten free diet.
Histamine Intolerance? Don't Eat These Foods
Overview: "True" allergic reactions involve histamine , but histamine intolerance is different. Histamine
Everything You Need to Know About Fish Allergies
Get to know the basics about fish allergies: Symptoms, what can masquerade as a fish allergy, and foods to avoid in restaurants and grocery stores.
5 Tips to Help You Overcome Food Boredom
Are you bored by making and eating the same old foods? Here are 5 tips for overcoming your food boredom.
How to Recognize an Allergic Reaction
Do you know the symptoms of food allergies? Learn how to recognize the signs of a food allergy and how it can affect the entire body.
24 Foods to Avoid on an Egg-Free Diet
Living with an egg allergy? Learn how to avoid hidden egg ingredients in foods.
When Is It Safe to Feed Your Baby Eggs?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for 4 to 6 months, and that foods be introduced gradually after that time.
All About Hazelnut Allergies
Hazelnuts are among the most common triggers of nut allergies. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of hazelnut allergy.
4 Simple Remedies for Diarrhea
There are a variety of options for diarrhea remedies. Here's what to do -- and what not to do -- when you have diarrhea.
11 Surprising Reasons Your Food Allergic Child...
For children with food allergies who are on a limited diet, poor eating can be detrimental to their growth, health, and nutritional status, but it doesn’t have to be.
Allergy-Friendly Latkes (Potato Pancakes)
Your guests will never believe that these latkes contain no eggs, dairy, or soy.
48 Foods to Avoid on a Milk-Free Diet
Learn which foods to avoid on a milk-free diet, and where to search for hidden dairy ingredients.
What Are the Causes of Hives?
Hives are a common food allergy symptom. Learn how to recognize hives, common causes of hives, and when to call a doctor.
Everything You Need to Know About Milk Allergies
Learn more about the symptoms of dairy or milk allergies, the most common food allergy for young children.
9 Wheat-Free Grains You Should Be Eating
Lose the boring rice habit with these 9 healthy, nutritious wheat-free grains.
The Top 6 Most Common Food Allergies for Adults
What are the 6 most common food allergies for adults in the United States?
Allergy-Friendly Treats and Snacks for Kids
Recipes for peanut-free and nut-free snacks for kids, suitable for schools with peanut bans.
How Do I Dispose of an Expired or Used EpiPen?
Learn how to properly dispose of a used or expired EpiPen.
What Seeds Are Allowed on a Tree Nut-Free Diet?
Do you have tree nut allergies? Learn whether sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame seeds are safe to eat on a tree nut-free diet.
Should You Use Hypoallergenic Infant Formula...
Hypoallergenic infant formula, like Nutramigen, Neocate, and Alimentum, may be a good choice for babies with food allergies. Learn more about hypoallergenic infant formula here.
What Are the Red Flag Symptoms of an Allergic...
Are you having an allergic reaction? Here's how you can tell and what you should do to treat allergic reactions to food, insect stings, or medication.
What Is a RAST Test?
A RAST test, or radioallergosorbent test, is a type of blood test used to diagnose allergies. Learn how a RAST test works and what to expect at the doctor's office.
7 Interesting Dairy-Free Substitutes
If you have a dairy allergy, lactose intolerance, or just giving up milk for awhile, here's a cheat sheet to current dairy alternatives on the market.
The Best Eggless Cake Recipe
Love cake but can't eat eggs? Try one of our egg-free cake recipes. This page has a collection of delicious eggless cake recipes.
Everything You Need to Know About Soy Allergies
Learn the signs and symptoms of soy allergies and intolerances, foods you may need to avoid, and how to manage your soy allergy.
The Easiest Crockpot Beans on the Planet
Perhaps the easiest crockpot bean recipe on the planet!
Do You Have a Peanut Allergy?
How common are peanut allergies? What are the symptoms? Why are so many schools banning peanuts?
Outback Steakhouse Food Allergy Information
Food allergy information for Outback Steakhouse.
How to Cook Wheat-Free Grains
Cooking wheat-free grains is surprisingly simple! Check out these guidelines and tips for building more wheat-free alternatives into your diet.
Dairy-Free Butter Alternatives
Learn about great alternatives to butter for dairy-free cooking.
6 Delicious Egg Substitutes
Six different egg substitutes for allergy cooking with tips on how and when to use each egg subsitute.
Surprising Non-Food Soybean Products
Soybeans are being used for more and more products, from cosmetics to graffiti remover. Here are some surprising products that may contain soybeans.
What’s the Best Way to Clean Peanut...
What is really necessary to clean up peanut residue for children with peanut allergies?
How Can I Interpret the Numbers on my RAST Test...
How can I interpret the numbers on my RAST test results?
Top 5 Hazards of a Food Allergy Diet
Following a food allergy diet is a must if you have a food allergy. Steer clear of these hazards, though, and live the healthy life you want.
How to Tell if Your Baby Is Allergic to Milk
Learn about the signs and symptoms of a milk allergy, how it differs from milk protein intolerance, and what to feed your baby who is allergic to milk.
8 Great Holiday Gifts for People With Food...
What to get - and what not to get - for the people on your gift list who have food allergies. Page 3.
Fruit and Vegetable Allergy
Does your mouth tingle, itch, or swell after eating fresh fruits or vegetables? You may have oral allergy syndrome.
Foods to Avoid with a Shellfish Allergy
Learn the foods to avoid on a shellfish-free diet, including the difference between crustaceans and mollusks, and foods that may contain shellfish as a hidden ingredient.
I Have a Peanut Allergy. Do I Need to Avoid...
Learn whether people with a peanut allergy need to avoid legumes like soy, beans and peas.
Cross-Contamination
Definition of Cross Contamination in terms of food allergies.
A Recipe for Basic Microwave Spaghetti Squash
Learn how to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave. Includes numerous serving suggestions.
21 Symptoms of Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis, and how to treat and prevent attacks.
Nut Ingredients – List of Tree Nuts and...
Ingredients and foods to avoid when you are eating a nut-free diet.
Top 9 Substitutes for Peanut Butter
At a loss to replace peanut butter and jelly in an allergic child's lunchbox? Here are nine ideas for sandwich spreads for kids with peanut allergies.
6 Reasons Why Your Child Refuses to Eat
Your child isn't eating anything. Should you be worried?
Foods to Avoid on a Peanut Free Diet
Eating with a peanut allergy? Here's what to avoid on a peanut free diet.
Lactose Intolerance
Are you lactose intolerant? Do you think you might be? Learn about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and diagnosis of lactose intolerance.
Beyond Rice and Corn: Wheat-Free Grain...
If you've got a wheat allergy or celiac disease, lesser-known grains can add variety to your diet. Here's an introduction to six less-common grains, plus some great wheat-free and gluten-free recipes for each.
Annatto and Allergies
Is annatto a nut? Or a seed? Or a fruit? If you have nut allergies, do you need to avoid annatto?
8 Perfect Gifts for the Host with Food Allergies
What do you give the holiday hostess with a food allergy? Check out these 8 perfect holiday hostess gift ideas!
7 Rules to Live By When Feeding a Child with...
Raising happy, healthy kids with food allergies isn't always easy! I have 7 rules to live by to help you along the way.
Wheat-Free 101
Wheat allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the United States. Prime yourself with everything you need to know here.
Itchy, Watery, Swollen Eyes (Allergic...
Allergic Conjunctivitis. Food Allergies. Page 5.
Food Allergies, Weight, and Growth: What's...
Wondering if your child with food allergies is growing well? Learn about growth charts, normal growth and more here.
When Should You Use Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free...
There's no perfect substitute for wheat flour for people with wheat allergies or celiac disease. Learn about the different types of wheat-free and gluten-free flour and how they're best used.
How to Tell if Your Food Is Making You Sick
How to safely and effectively use an elimination diet to determine if you have a food allergy or intolerance.
24 Yummy Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes
A collection of wheat-free, gluten-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Infant with Eczema
Photo of infant with eczema. Food Allergies. Page 4.
Does Your Baby Have a Food Allergy?
Learn to recognize the signs of food allergies and sensitivities in babies.
How to Be Healthy When You Have a Food Allergy
Nine healthy habits focused on eating healthy with food allergies and living a healthy lifestyle.
How to Eat Pasta When You Have a Gluten Allergy
All about buying, reading labels for, and what to expect from different kinds of wheat-free pasta and gluten-free pasta.
Christmas Desserts and Multiple Food Allergies
Wondering what to bake with an egg allergy, dairy allergy, or wheat allergy? Check out this collection of Christmas desserts and cookies suitable for multiple food allergies.
What is a Drop in Blood Pressure?
A sudden drop in blood pressure is one of the most serious symptoms of anaphylaxis. Learn more about what is considered a drop in blood pressure.
Children with Texture Aversions to Food
Your child rejects any food that is not crunchy, or not soft. Is it just picky eating? Or a hidden medical problem?
How To Make Substitutions in Recipes
When a member of your family is diagnosed with an allergy, you don't have to throw away all your favorite cookbooks, or to ignore every recipe you come across that has a potential allergen. Here's a step-by-step guide to figuring out when substitutions can work, and which potential substitutes will give you the best results.
The Top 9 Most Common Food Allergies for Children
What are the 9 most common food allergies for children in the United States?
Can I Eat Lobster or Other Shellfish with a...
Does a shrimp allergy mean you have to avoid lobster, crab, scallops or other shellfish? Read on to learn about what your shrimp allergy means for seafood in your diet.
Will You Outgrow Your Food Allergy?
Will you outgrow your food allergy? Find out the latest information here.
Allergy-Friendly Greek Lemon Chicken for the...
Slow cooker chicken recipe free of dairy, soy, nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, and eggs.
Are Egg Substitutes Safe if You Have an Egg...
Learn whether the commercial egg substitutes in your supermarket are suitable for egg allergies.
The Milk Allergy Diet Guide
From symptoms and food to avoid, find out about cow's milk allergy here.
Introducing Solid Foods to Babies at Risk for...
If you have a family history of food allergies, you may be worried about when to introduce solid foods to your baby. Find out the current medical guidelines for introducing solids and potentially allergenic foods to your baby, month by month.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Other Forms of...
Learn the basics about eosinophilic esophagitis and other forms of eosinophilic enteropathy: signs, symptoms, what to expect at the doctor's office, and resources for coping with restricted diets.
Allergy-Safe Crockpot Chili
Simple allergy-safe crockpot chili recipe -- free from dairy, wheat, soy, and other common allergens.
Top Five Methods for Diagnosing Food Allergies
Five tools your doctor is likely to use to diagnose food allergies --- skin testing, elimination diets, and more.
Children Who Gag on Solid Foods
Your toddler doesn't want to transition to finger foods, and gags on anything other than purees. Should you be concerned?
Can I Eat White Chocolate If I'm Sensitive to...
Learn whether you can eat white chocolate with a chocolate allergy.
Make Your Own Dairy-Free Pizza
Craving pizza but can't eat cheese? Try one of these naturally dairy-free pizzas.
Top 5 Ways to Have a Balanced Diet Without Dairy
When you're diagnosed with a milk allergy, you may be concerned about maintaining a healthy dairy-free diet. Dairy allergies need not keep you from a balanced diet! Learn how to eat a nutritious milk-free diet with adequate protein, calcium, and vitamins.
The Food Allergy Mistake You Don't Want to Make
A #1 mistake when you have a food allergy: forgetting to take your life-saving medication wherever you go. Get tips to avoid this here.
Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free Lemon Vanilla Cake
This simple cake recipe has a delicate lemon vanilla flavor and makes great birthday cake or cupcakes.
Growing Up and Out of Food Allergies
Do you wonder if you or your child will outgrow a food allergy? Check out the latest information here.
Photos of Common Food Allergy Symptoms
Images of common food allergy symptoms, such as eczema, hives, and angioedema.
Abdominal pain
Woman holding stomach, sitting on bed. Page 7.
Allergy Medication and Airport Security
Learn Department of Transportation regulations for taking allergy medication through airport security, including how to travel with an EpiPen or other injectible epinephrine.
Sulfite Allergy
Wondering about sulfite allergy? Learn the basics of sulfite allergy -- how sulfites can cause asthma in people with sulfite allergy, which foods are high in sulfites, and how to dine out safely with a sulfite allergy.
Chain Restaurant Allergy Guides
Are you often on the road and wondering about potential eating options? Here's an compilation of allergy policies from national chain restaurants.
Shortness of Breath or Wheezing After Eating
Shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, after eating can be a sign of a serious medical condition.
Egg-Free Pancakes
Delicious, fluffy pancakes without eggs.
Asthma and Food Allergies
The link between asthma and food allergies, and what patients with asthma or food allergies can do to keep both conditions well-controlled.
Is a Fish Oil Supplement Okay with Fish Allergy?
Fish oil supplements contain important omega-3 fatty acids for your health. But, can you take them if you are allergic to fish?
Eczema on Ankles and Feet
Eczema on ankles and feet. Food Allergies. Page 3.
Can You Eat Eggs in Baked Goods if You are...
If you are allergic to eggs, can you still tolerate eggs in baked goods? Or should you avoid all eggs?
Scrumptious Berry Smoothie Without Milk
Try this refreshing and healthy milk-free berry smoothie.
8 Soy-Free Vegetarian Protein Sources
Can you be a healthy vegetarian or vegan and not eat tofu and other soy foods? Here are eight high-protein vegetarian foods that are great protein sources for soy allergies.
Food Allergies
An introduction to how the immune system works to cause food allergies.
37 Storybooks About Kids with Food Allergies
37 storybooks for food allergic kids to help them understand what’s going on and how to stay safe in school, at home or anywhere else.
How To Administer Emergency Treatment for a...
Do you know how to treat a food allergy emergency? Find out how to treat anaphylaxis (anaphylactic shock). You may save a life!
Egg-Free Recipes
A collection of egg-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Tempura...
Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free recipe for Japanese tempura batter.
The Basics of Wheat Allergy and Celiac Disease
All the basics of life with wheat allergy or celiac disease.
Twenty Great Food Allergy Cooking Substitutes
Need great food substitutes due to an allergy? Here are cooking substitutes for twenty pantry and refrigerator staples.
Before You Eat at a Chain Restaurant
Hints and tips for eating fast food at chain restaurants if you have food allergies. Learn about fast food and food allergies.
Egg-Free French Toast
French toast recipe with no eggs, suitable for those with an egg allergy.
Food Allergy Cookbook Review: Allergy-Proof...
Allergy-Proof Recipes for Kids has more than 150 recipes that are free of wheat, nuts, eggs, and dairy.
Soy-Free Recipes
A collection of soy-free recipes on the About.com Food Allergies Guidesite.
Allergy-Friendly Hanukkah
Recipes for traditional Hanukkah treats without manjor allergens.
How to Find Hidden Egg Ingredients
Reading the ingredient label isn't the only thing you have to worry about when you have an egg allergy. Check out this list of hidden egg ingredients in everyday food.
Picky Eater or Hidden Medical Problem?
You have a picky eater. Maybe your child will only eat certain textures of foods, or maybe he rejects all fruits. Is your child really just a picky eater? Or could he have a hidden medical problem?
Photo of Adult with Hives (Urticaria)
Images of adult with hives (urticaria) on back. Page 2.
Coping with Food Allergy Stress
Four practical techniques to help you cope with the stress of living with food allergies.
When Should I Go To the Doctor for Food Allergy...
Worried about possible food allergy symptoms? Here's when you should go to the doctor for suspected food allergies.
How to Tell Someone About Your Food Allergy
Telling someone about your food allergy and communicating your allergy needs is a life skill that all people with food allergy need to know.
How to Pay For EpiPen Without Insurance
How to pay for your Epipen without Health Insurance
Christmas Recipes for Multiple Food Allergies
Christmas recipes suitable for multiple food allergies, including allergy-friendly Christmas cookies, desserts, breakfasts, side dishes, and entrees.
Carrabba's Food Allergy Information
Food Allergy Information for Carrabba's Italian Restaurants.
Can you get vaccines if you are allergic to eggs?
Is it safe to be vaccinated if you have egg allergies? Here's the latest word on whether it's safe to receive common immunizations, including flu vaccines and the MMR, if you have an egg allergy.
Airline Food Allergy Policies
Airline food allergy policies and information on special meals for major U.S. airlines.
Immunoglobulin E
Definition of Immunoglobulin E (IgE) from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies
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