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Will You Outgrow Your Food Allergy?
Will you outgrow your food allergy? Find out the latest information here.
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.
Soy-Free Diet: Foods to Avoid
A list of soy foods and ingredients to avoid if you have a soy allergy.
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.
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.
9 Ways to Lose Weight With a Food Allergy
Losing weight is one of the hardest things to do. Period. And it’s not any easier for someone with a food allergy. Find ways to do it here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do You Have an Apple Allergy?
Does your mouth tingle or itch or swell after eating apples? You may have an apple allergy.
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.
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.
10 Common Causes of Diarrhea
Diarrhea can be caused by many factors. Learn about the common diseases, conditions, and allergies that may cause diarrhea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Milk Allergy Diet Guide
From symptoms and food to avoid, find out about cow's milk allergy here.
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.
Histamine Intolerance? Don't Eat These Foods
Overview: "True" allergic reactions involve histamine , but histamine intolerance is different. Histamine
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.
Dairy-Free Butter Alternatives
Learn about great alternatives to butter for dairy-free cooking.
How Do I Dispose of an Expired or Used EpiPen?
Learn how to properly dispose of a used or expired EpiPen.
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.
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.
24 Egg-Free Protein-Packed Snacks
Finding snacks without eggs that are nutritious, delicious, and easy to make isn’t always easy—until now.
All About Hazelnut Allergies
Hazelnuts are among the most common triggers of nut allergies. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of hazelnut allergy.
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.
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.
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.
How Can I Interpret the Numbers on my RAST Test...
How can I interpret the numbers on my RAST test results?
Lactose Intolerance
Are you lactose intolerant? Do you think you might be? Learn about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and diagnosis of lactose intolerance.
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.
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.
Egg-Free Sugar Cookies
Delicious, buttery, egg-free sugar cookies. Just like grandma used to make, only without the eggs.
10 Eggless High Protein Breakfasts
Want the benefits of a high protein breakfast without the egg? Check out these 10 ideas.
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.
Outback Steakhouse Food Allergy Information
Food allergy information for Outback Steakhouse.
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.
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.
What’s the Best Way to Clean Peanut...
What is really necessary to clean up peanut residue for children with peanut allergies?
6 Reasons Why Your Child Refuses to Eat
Your child isn't eating anything. Should you be worried?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fruit and Vegetable Allergy
Does your mouth tingle, itch, or swell after eating fresh fruits or vegetables? You may have oral allergy syndrome.
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.
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.
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.
6 Delicious Egg Substitutes
Six different egg substitutes for allergy cooking with tips on how and when to use each egg subsitute.
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.
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 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.
A Recipe for Basic Microwave Spaghetti Squash
Learn how to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave. Includes numerous serving suggestions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I heard almond extract is safe for a tree nut...
Is almond extract safe for tree nut allergy? How could that be?
Allergy-Friendly Treats and Snacks for Kids
Recipes for peanut-free and nut-free snacks for kids, suitable for schools with peanut bans.
How to Choose a Cow's Milk Substitute
Milk and soy allergic children may have problems gaining weight and growing. Make sure to pick a milk alternative that meets their nutritional needs.
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.
Annatto and Allergies
Is annatto a nut? Or a seed? Or a fruit? If you have nut allergies, do you need to avoid annatto?
Where's the Wheat?
Wheat is everywhere in our food supply. Do you know where it's hiding?
Nut-Free Trail Mix
Most trail mixes have peanuts, almonds, or other nuts. Here's a recipe that's free from peanuts and tree nuts. Happy hiking!
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.
Shortness of Breath or Wheezing After Eating
Shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, after eating can be a sign of a serious medical condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Immunotherapy for Food Allergy 101
Are you familiar with oral immunotherapy for food allergy? I've got the information you need here.
Itchy, Watery, Swollen Eyes (Allergic...
Allergic Conjunctivitis. Food Allergies. Page 5.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Make Your Own Dairy-Free Pizza
Craving pizza but can't eat cheese? Try one of these naturally dairy-free pizzas.
Dairy-Free Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
Looking for an easy, healthy breakfast? Here's a non-dairy strawberry-banana smoothie recipe.
Food Allergies
An introduction to how the immune system works to cause food allergies.
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 to Read an Ingredients Label for Food...
Knowing how to read an ingredients label can save your life. Literally. Find out how here.
Are Egg Substitutes Safe if You Have an Egg...
Learn whether the commercial egg substitutes in your supermarket are suitable for egg allergies.
Does Your Baby Have a Food Allergy?
Learn to recognize the signs of food allergies and sensitivities in babies.
How to Pay For EpiPen Without Insurance
How to pay for your Epipen without Health Insurance
Egg-Free Pancakes
Delicious, fluffy pancakes without eggs.
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.
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!
Abdominal pain
Woman holding stomach, sitting on bed. Page 7.
Carrabba's Food Allergy Information
Food Allergy Information for Carrabba's Italian Restaurants.
7 Reasons Your Food Allergy Diet May Be Making...
7 reasons your food allergy diet may be causing you to gain weight, or worse, preventing you from losing it when you need to.
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?
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.
Eating at Restaurants with Shellfish Allergies
Shellfish allergies can make eating at restaurants treacherous. Learn tips for restaurant safety, the easiest kinds of cuisine to eat with a shellfish allergy, and shellfish reaction risks at many types of restaurants.
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.
Why You Need to See Your Food Allergy Dietitian
Dietitians and nutrition professionals help individuals with food allergies grow and thrive, avoiding nutritional deficiencies and other problems.
14 Surprising Foods Containing Soy
14 surprising foods and ingredients containing soy.
Where Is Soy Lurking in Your Food?
Where is soy hiding in your food? You may be surprised.
How to Lose Weight Safely With Food Allergies
How to lose weight safely when you have food allergies.
Photos of Common Food Allergy Symptoms
Images of common food allergy symptoms, such as eczema, hives, and angioedema.
The Dangers of Going Wheat-Free
There are inherent dangers to the wheat-free diet. Find out what they are here.
Infant with Eczema
Photo of infant with eczema. Food Allergies. Page 4.
Don't Get Tripped Up by Hidden Allergens
These hidden allergens in foods such as milk, peanut and soy will surprise you!
Allergy-Friendly Mushrooms and Farro
Great side dish or one-pot meal with Baby Bella mushrooms and Farro.
Longhorn Steakhouse Food Allergy Information
Food allergy guide for Longhorn Steakhouse
Fish Allergy: What You Should Know Before...
What you should know before taking Omega-3 supplements if you have a fish allergy.
What to Expect from the Food Allergic Teen's...
Teenagers are in a unique developmental stage, which can change their behaviors around eating. Learn what to expect of the teen with food allergies.
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
Can I Eat White Chocolate If I'm Sensitive to...
Learn whether you can eat white chocolate with a chocolate allergy.
10 Routines to Make Eating Healthier a Reality
Eating healthier this year can be a reality, if you have a strategy. Here are my 10 tips for making eating healthier a reality.
First Steps for Adult Food Allergies
Adults have different concerns than kids when they're diagnosed with food allergies. Here are nine first steps to take after an adult food allergy diagnosis.
Prick Tests
Describes the method and purpose of a prick test or scratch test. A prick test is often used by allergists when a patient has clear allergy symptoms but is not certain which food is causing those symptoms (or whether the symptoms are caused by a food at all). They are often used when patients have hives, eczema, or hay fever symptoms.
Is There Really Milk in That?!
Got a milk allergy? Check out these 18 surprising and unlikely foods with milk.
Eczema on Ankles and Feet
Eczema on ankles and feet. Food Allergies. Page 3.
Allergens in Medication
It's ironic that the medicine you take to make you healthy can cause an allergic reaction if you have a food allergy. Learn how to protect yourself from food allergens in medication.
Investigative Treatment for Food Allergy
Oral immunotherapy (OIT) for food allergy is a potential treatment option for people with food allergy. Understand what it's all about!
Soy-Free Recipes
A collection of soy-free recipes on the About.com Food Allergies Guidesite.
Angioedema
Curious about angioedema? Learn what angioedema is and some of its causes here.
Is It Safe for My Child with Egg Allergies to...
Is the MMR vaccine safe for children with egg allergies?
Peanut Products: 23 Surprising Non-Food Peanut...
Peanuts can hide in surprising places. Read to find out 23 non-food items that may contain peanuts.
Food Allergies in Schools: Do You Need a 504...
What is a 504 Plan? A major provision of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. ยง 794) requires school
The Top 9 Most Common Food Allergies for Children
What are the 9 most common food allergies for children in the United States?
Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Fried Chicken
Southern-style gluten-free fried chicken? You bet. Here's a wheat-free fried chicken recipe that's also either egg-free or dairy-free.
Could I Be Allergic to Lupine?
Lupine allergy reveals itself! Food Allergies.
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.
Allergy-Friendly Latkes (Potato Pancakes)
Your guests will never believe that these latkes contain no eggs, dairy, or soy.
Celiac Disease
Definition of celiac disease from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies
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.
Why is My Child's School Nut-Free? What food...
Is your child's school or classroom peanut-free this year? Learn how to pack lunches or snacks for peanut- or nut-free schools.
You CAN Have a Cookie!
If you have food allergies, you don't have to skip the desserts. Allergen-free desserts from Sweet Debbie's new cookbook!
Basic Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Poultry Gravy
How to make basic wheat-free or gluten-free gravy from scratch --- no chicken or turkey required!
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.
Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Food Challenge
The gold standard for allergy diagnosis is the double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge, a form of oral food challenge. Find out how double-blind placebo-controlled food challenges work and why your doctor might recommend this test.
Is Your Christmas Tree Ruining Your Holiday?
How to choose a Christmas tree and avoid indoor allergens at Christmas.
Egg-Free French Toast
French toast recipe with no eggs, suitable for those with an egg allergy.
Egg-Free Recipes
A collection of egg-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Chipotle Food Allergy Information
Food allergy information for Chipotle Mexican Grill.
What are Curds and Whey?
Always wondered what was meant by curds and whey? Everything you want to know about the milk proteins, casein and whey, is here!
Five Tools for Diagnosing Food Intolerances
Concerned you might have a food intolerance? Learn about five tools your doctor might use for diagnosing a food intolerance or food sensitivity.

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