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The 10 Most Common Causes of Diarrhea
Diarrhea can be caused by many factors. Learn about the common diseases, conditions, and allergies that may cause sudden or chronic diarrhea.
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.
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.
Soy-Free Diet: Foods to Avoid
A list of soy foods and ingredients to avoid if you have a soy allergy.
Yes, It's Possible To Be Allergic To Apples....
Does your mouth tingle or itch or swell after eating apples? You may have an apple allergy. Learn the symptoms and when you should see your doctor.
These Peanut- and Nut-Free Valentine's Candies...
For Valentine's Day, here is a list of nut-free and peanut-free candy that's safe for kids to bring to school, but also will pass the kid taste test.
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.
Could Your Odd Symptoms Mean You're Allergic to...
Are you sensitive to citric acid? Learn the symptoms of citric acid allergy and possible causes of sensitivity to this very common food additive.
4 Simple Remedies for Diarrhea
Most diarrhea will go away without medical help, but there are exceptions. Here's what to do - and what not to do - when you have diarrhea.
Crash Course on the Most Common Food Allergens
Everything you need to know about the most common food allergies: milk, soy, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish, and shellfish.
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.
Don't Throw Your Used EpiPen in the Trash!...
Don't throw your used or expired EpiPen in the garbage! Learn where you can take old EpiPens for safe disposal, and why you need a new one so often.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Tree Nut Allergy Diet Guide
Got a tree nut allergy? Find everything you need to know here, including symptoms, multiple tree nut allergy, eating out, ingredients and anaphylaxis.
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.
Are You Allergic to Hazelnuts? Learn About...
Hazelnut allergy is among the most common nut allergies. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of hazelnut allergy, plus how to stay safe.
Check Out Food Allergy Information for Outback...
Food allergy information for Outback Steakhouse is not readily available online. There are nutrition guides and questions can be asked via an online contact form..
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.
6 Possible Medical Reasons Your Child Isn't...
If your child refuses to eat, it could just be picky eating, but it also could be a medical problem. See your pediatrician if the problem persists.
10 Eggless High Protein Breakfasts
Want the benefits of a high protein breakfast without the egg? Check out these 10 ideas.
31 Wheat-Free Recipes You'll Want to Make Today
Living with a wheat allergy isn’t easy—if you live with one, you know this. Steer clear from wheat with these wheat-free snacks (including recipes).
Histamine Intolerance? Don't Eat These Foods
Overview: "True" allergic reactions involve histamine , but histamine intolerance is different. Histamine
Tips for Substituting Dairy-Free Alternatives...
Learn about great alternatives to butter for dairy-free cooking. They include dairy-free margarine, oil, shortening and rendered animal fats.
Why You Should Worry About A Sudden Drop in...
Many people have blood pressure that's considered low. But when you have a sudden drop in blood pressure that causes symptoms, you should get help.
The Milk Allergy Diet Guide
From symptoms and food to avoid, find out about cow's milk allergy here.
The Egg-Free Diet Guide
Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children. Find out everything you need to know about egg allergy here.
Lactose Intolerance
Are you lactose intolerant? Do you think you might be? Learn about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and diagnosis of lactose intolerance.
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.
Is Almond Extract Safe for People with a...
Is almond extract safe for those with a tree-nut allergy to ingest? If so, how can that be? Read on and discover the true nature of almond extract.
The Fish Allergy Diet Guide
Everything you need to know about managing a fish allergy.
How Can I Interpret the Numbers on my RAST Test...
How can I interpret the numbers on my RAST test results?
Did You Know You're More Likely to Be Allergic...
Does your mouth itch, or swell after eating fresh fruits or vegetables? You might have oral allergy syndrome, which is related to pollen allergies.
Photos of Common Food Allergy Symptoms
The photos in this image gallery show what typical food allergy symptoms look like. Food allergy can affect your skin, eyes, lips and digestive tract.
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.
Red, Itchy Rash: Do I Have Hives?
You ate something and now you have a red, itchy rash. Could you have hives? One symptom of a food allergy is hives--what you need to know is here.
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.
The Soy Allergy Diet Guide
Soy allergy is a common food allergy in children. Learn the basics about what to eat and how to manage your soy allergy here.
Peanut-Free and Nut-Free Snacks Kids (And Their...
Has your school gone peanut- and nut-free? Here are five recipes (plus many more ideas) for allergy-friendly snacks that will make the kids happy.
Anaphylaxis: A Serious Allergic Reaction
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that involves more than one body system. Everything you need to know is here.
Your Child Finds Food Textures 'Gross':...
If your child rejects foods with a particular texture (such as crunchy or slimy) is it just picky eating, or could he have a possible medical problem?
These Allergy-Friendly Pancakes Are Perfectly...
Yes, it's possible to make light, fluffy pancakes without eggs. If you're allergic to eggs or avoiding them, you'll like this egg-free pancake recipe.
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.
How to Tell if Your Food Is Making You Sick
You can safely and effectively use a food elimination diet to help you figure out if you have a food allergy or intolerance. Here's how to proceed.
School Valentine's Day Parties for Kids with...
Are you planning a classroom Valentine's Day party? Is your child about to attend a school Valentine's Day party? Find out what you need to know to keep the party safe for kids with food allergies.
Shortness of Breath or Wheezing After Eating...
Shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing after eating can be signs of a serious medical condition. Don't wait to get emergency medical help.
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.
24 Egg-Free Protein-Packed Snacks
Finding snacks without eggs that are nutritious, delicious, and easy to make isn’t always easy—until now.
19 Yummy Egg-Free Cake Recipes for (Almost)...
Love cake but can't eat eggs? Try 19 egg-free cake recipes (from chocolate to dairy-free cheesecake), or learn how to replace eggs in your own recipe.
Hives (Urticaria) on an Adult
Urticaria is the technical name for hives, shown here in a photo of an adult's back. Hives resulting from food allergies usually aren't serious. Page 2.
How Much Cleaning Will Make Schools Safe for...
Learn exactly what cleaning is necessary to make school (and other spaces) safe for children and adults with severe allergies to peanuts.
14 Surprising Foods Containing Soy
14 surprising foods and ingredients containing soy.
Am I Allergic to Alcohol?
The difference between the alcohol allergy and alcohol intolerance can be confusing. This article teases out the difference between the two.
The 12 Best Milk-Free Sources of Calcium
Got a milk allergy? You need a plan for meeting your calcium requirements. Read on for helpful information on how to match your calcium needs with dairy-free foods.
Could Your Baby Be Allergic To Milk? Learn the...
There are several types of dairy allergies babies can develop. Here's a rundown of symptoms, plus how to test for milk allergy in your infant.
Does Your Baby or Young Child Gag When Eating...
If your child gags while eating solid foods, she might be a picky eater or she might have a medical problem. Learn when to see your pediatrician.
Before Visiting Chain Restaurants, Check Out...
Are you often on the road and wondering about potential eating options? Here's a compilation of allergy policies for many national chain restaurants.
Find Out if All Shellfish Should Be Avoided...
Does a shrimp allergy mean you have to avoid all other shellfish? Read on to learn about what your shrimp allergy means for seafood in your diet.
Is Annatto Safe If You're Allergic to Nuts?...
Annatto isn't classified as a tree nut, but some people report serious allergic reactions to it. Learn about annatto allergy and how to avoid annatto.
A Recipe for Basic Microwave Spaghetti Squash
Learn how to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave. Includes numerous serving suggestions.
Itchy, Watery, Swollen Eyes (Allergic...
This photo shows allergic conjunctivitis, which is an allergic reaction involving itchy, watering eyes. Food allergies are a potential cause of this. Page 5.
When You Should Start Worrying About Your...
Is your child really just a picky eater? Or could she have a hidden medical problem? Learn the difference, and when to ask your pediatrician for help.
How To Get Heart-Healthy Omega-3 Fats, Even If...
Omega-3 fatty acids, usually obtained from fish, are important for heart health. Learn your options for getting enough if you're allergic to fish.
Egg-Free Old-Fasioned Rolled-Out Sugar Cookies
Delicious, buttery, egg-free sugar cookies that can be rolled and cut just like grandma used to make -- with all the love and without the eggs.
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.
Abdominal Pain in Food Allergy
The woman with abdominal pain in this photo may be having food allergy symptoms, which can include cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. Page 7.
Adult Male with Angioedema of the Lips
Angioedema, or swelling of the lips as seen in this photo, occurs with some food allergies, including allergies to berries, fish, shellfish and nuts. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Am I Sensitive to Sulfite?
Is that glass of beer making your face flush and your body flash with heat? You may have sulfite intolerance, also known as sulfite sensitivity.
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.
The Peanut Allergy Diet Guide
Peanut allergies are the third most common food allergy for American children and the second most common for adults. Find out how to manage your peanut allergy here.
Eczema on Ankles and Feet
Eczema, shown in this photo of ankles and feet, can indicate a food allergy. Common eczema food triggers include dairy, wheat, nuts, soy and eggs. Page 3.
Cross-Contamination? Not with These Top Tips!
Cross-contamination is a concern for individuals with food allergies. Learn how to minimize it at home, in products, and at restaurants.
Allergic to Sulfites? Here's Your Complete...
Sulfites found in many foods and alcohol can cause asthma attacks and other symptoms in people who are allergic to them. Here's what you need to know.
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!
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.
14 Hidden Allergens You Need to Know About
Food alone isn't the only concern when you have a food allergy. Check out these 14 items that may contain hidden allergens.
Most Egg Substitutes Are Not Safe for Egg...
Learn whether the commercial egg substitutes in your supermarket are suitable for egg allergies. Recipes are included for egg replacers and substitutes.
Here's How to Pay for an EpiPen Even Without...
If you have severe food allergies, you need to keep an epinephrine on you at all times. There are several ways to pay for an EpiPen without insurance.
Infant with Extremely Itchy Eczema
This photo of an infant with eczema shows the baby scratching his irritated skin. Eczema frequently affects babies and very young children. Page 4.
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.
Could This Rare Condition Be Causing Your...
Learn the basics about the rare digestive condition eosinophilic enteropathy: symptoms, diagnosis, and how to treat and cope with the condition.
Allergic to Peanuts? Learn Which Airlines Will...
Major U.S. airlines differ dramatically in how they accommodate customers with peanut and other food allergies. Learn the rules for each airline.
How to Read an Ingredients Label for Food...
Knowing how to read an ingredients label can save your life. Literally. Find out how here.
Check Out Food Allergy Information for Carraba's
Carrabba's Italian Grill does not provide information about individual allergens, but they provide an email contact form for questions. There is a gluten-free menu.
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.
No Shellfish in This Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Recipe for shellfish-free chicken and sausage gumbo that has authentic flavor without traditional seafood like shrimp, crawfish, or other shellfish.
Hives (Urticaria) on a Child
Hives, like those shown in this photo of a child's chest, are a common symptom of food allergies, including peanut, egg, nuts and shellfish allergies.
The Best Way To Make Substitutions for Allergic...
It can be hard substituting allergic ingredients in recipes to create an allergy-safe dish. Here are the steps you can take to figure out what to do.
Does Your Baby Have a Food Allergy?
Learn to recognize the signs of food allergies and sensitivities in babies.
These Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes Are Free of 3...
This simple allergy-friendly cupcake and cake recipe has a delicate lemon vanilla flavor. It makes a great birthday cake with allergen-free frosting.
When Are Your Food Allergy Symptoms an Actual...
Worried about your food allergy symptoms? Here's when to go to the doctor for possible food allergies, when to call 911, and when to treat at home.
Sensitive to Chocolate? White Chocolate May...
People who are allergic or sensitive to regular chocolate may be able to enjoy white chocolate. However, you'll need to check the other ingredients.
Allergic to Peanuts? Here Are 9 Creative...
At a loss to replace peanut butter and jelly in an allergic child's lunch? Here are nine ideas for sandwich spreads for kids with peanut allergies.
26 Terrific Holiday Gifts You Can Give to...
Shopping for someone on your list who has food allergies? Here are 26 great potential gifts you can get them, plus a long list of what not to buy.
The Inside Scoop: Top 10 Reasons for Diarrhea
With a food allergy, knowing your “norm” when it comes frequency and consistency of bowel movements can help you interpret when things become “off.”
What's the difference between a food allergy...
Learn the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance and how it affects treatment.
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.
No Peanuts in This Trail Mix Also Known as Gorp
Most trail mixes have peanuts, almonds, or other tree nuts. Here's a recipe that's nut-free and includes pumpkin or sunflower seeds instead.
Is There Really Milk in That?!
Got a milk allergy? Check out these 18 surprising and unlikely foods with milk.
So You Need an Endoscopy. What Exactly Is It,...
Doctors use endoscopy to look closely at your digestive tract and diagnose digestive or other problems. Here's what to expect from your endoscopy.
What People With Food Allergies Should Know...
Known for its famous Cheddar Bay biscuits, Red Lobster has made a name for itself. But do you know what food allergy information you should be aware of?
How to Eat Out Safely if You Have Shellfish...
Tips for eating safely at restaurants when you have shellfish allergies. Learn the cuisines to avoid and reaction risks at many types of restaurants.
Allergic to Soy? 29 Non-Food Places You Could...
People who are allergic to soy need to know that soybean ingredients can appear in many non-food products. Here's a list of where you might find soy.
Child with Severe Allergies? Here's How to Let...
Worried about allergens in the classroom? Consider sending this sample food allergy letter to parents of classmates of your severely allergic child.
24 Yummy Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes for...
Cooking without wheat or gluten means using new ingredients. These 24 wheat-free gluten-free breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes will get you started.
These 4 Vaccines May Pose a Risk If You're...
Four different recommended vaccines contain bits of egg protein and may not be safe for people with egg allergies. Learn what the experts recommend.
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.
Make These Allergen-Free Chocolate-Covered...
These chocolate-covered strawberries are easy to make, and they're free of all major allergens, including dairy, soy and gluten.
This Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Frosting Recipe Will...
This simple allergy-friendly frosting recipe is dairy- and soy-free. It suits cakes and cookies. Make it in vanilla, or experiment with other flavors.
Rare But Real: 7 Uncommon Food Allergies You...
More than 160 foods have caused food allergy reactions. Learn more about which rare foods cause a real food allergic reaction here.
Safe Eating with Food Allergies at McDonald's
Food allergy information for McDonald's takes some work.There is a menu explorer listing ingredients in their offerings, but it's up to the consumer to find them.
Look No Further Than This Collection of...
Here is a comprehensive collection of delicious soy-free recipes from food allergy experts. The recipes include everything from main dishes to desserts.
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.
How You Can Help Prevent Food Allergies in Your...
Introducing solid foods to babies at risk for food allergies can be daunting. Learn how you can safely feed your baby and guard against allergies.
Make Your Own Dairy-Free Pizza
Craving pizza but can't eat cheese? Try one of these naturally dairy-free pizzas.
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!
23 Non-Food Items You'd Never Guess Would...
Peanuts can hide in surprising places, including in products that aren't meant to be eaten. Learn about 23 non-food items that can contain peanuts.
Coconut Allergy 101
Coconut allergy is rare, however it is problematic for some individuals with food allergy. Find out everything about a coconut allergy here.
Food Allergies
An introduction to how the immune system works to cause food allergies.
No Onion or Garlic in This Chicken Chili
Recipe for onion-free, garlic-free chicken chili has all the chili flavor without onions or garlic. Use ground chicken or diced chicken thighs.
Possible Allergies? Skin Prick Tests May Help...
Skin prick tests are a quick, generally painless way to screen for numerous allergies at once. Learn how they're conducted and how accurate they are.
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.
Creamy Milk-Free Strawberry Banana Smoothie
A milk-free strawberry-banana smoothie recipe for an easy, healthy breakfast.
Living with Egg Allergy? Here are 23+ Delicious...
If you're living with egg allergy, these egg-free recipes will enable you to make your old favorites - yes, even mayonnaise and eggnog - without eggs.
Children Who Only Eat One or Two Foods
Your child will only eat chicken nuggets and plain noodles. Is she a picky eater, or could it be a sign of a hidden medical problem?
5 Key Steps Before You Send Your Food Allergic...
Preparing your child for school is key to keeping him safe and free from allergic reaction.Take these 5 steps before your child even steps in the classroom!
Secrets to Finding a Different Milk When You're...
When milk allergy exists, it's important to find a milk substitute that works for growth, development and well-being.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a skin rash that is itchy and red, dry and scaly, and may be accompanied by blisters. Learn more about its causes and how to prevent eczema.
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D with Your Food...
How do you get enough vitamin D when you have food allergies? It's not easy, but I've got some guidelines for you here.
Now Those with Allergies Can Have Tempura-Fried...
Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free recipe for Japanese tempura batter that can be used to coat meat, seafood, cubed tofu or vegetables, which are then fried.
The Dangers of Going Wheat-Free
There are inherent dangers to the wheat-free diet. Find out what they are here.
Help! My Child's School Is Peanut-Free - What...
Learn why schools have such stringent rules on foods containing peanuts and nuts, and what you can pack for lunches and snacks that will be safe.
These 5 Tools Can Help You and Your Doctor...
Concerned you might have a food intolerance? Learn about five tools your doctor might use for diagnosing a food intolerance or food sensitivity.
Shopping for Peanut-Free Foods Online and in...
Looking for peanut-free products? Here's how to find peanut-free foods online and at your local supermarket. Remember to read labels.
Everything You Need to Know about Eosinophilic...
Eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE, is part food allergy, part swallowing disorder. Everything you need to know is here!
7 Nutrients You're Missing If You Don't Eat Eggs
Avoiding egg due to an egg allergy means you may miss out on important nutrients, such as iron, choline, selenium and zinc, and more.
How to Avoid Allergenic Grains and Plan Meals...
Vegetarian with food allergies? Learn how to get all the protein you need, even if you're allergic to vegetarian protein sources soy and wheat.
Allergy Translation Cards
Traveling with food allergies? Consider buying an allergy translation card to make international travel easier.
The Complete Restaurant Dining Guide for People...
Americans love to eat out, and people with food allergies are no different. Find out how to dine out in a restaurant safely here.
There's Lots of Hype on Probiotics for Food...
Should you take probiotics to prevent food allergies? Here's the latest research on probiotics and allergies, including food allergies and eczema.
No Online Allergy Information for Romano's...
Food allergen information for Romano's Macaroni Grill restaurants no longer exists online, contact the company with the provided phone number or by email.
Weight Gainers: Top High-Calorie Foods to Help...
Some people with food allergies need to gain weight. Here are some foods that will help increase the overall caloric intake, helping with weight gain.
Food Logs Can be Used to Help you Lose Weight,...
Food logs can be used to help you lose weight, track progress, or to keep track of which solid foods you have introduced to an infant.
Food Allergy Cooking Substitutes
Need great food substitutes due to an allergy? Here are cooking substitutes for twenty pantry and refrigerator staples.

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