Food Allergy (cont.)
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Food Allergy Prevention
The only sure way to prevent future food allergies is to avoid eating a trigger food. Take care because a trigger can be present in many different foods; only a trace amount can cause a reaction.
The person should be prepared to deal with an anaphylactic reaction if they are exposed to the culprit food again. If the person has had a severe reaction before, he or she should carry their epinephrine kit.
Never underestimate the danger of an allergic reaction.
Allergy shots and other forms of immunotherapy are being tested in some people who have persistent and disruptive food allergy symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/7/2012
Jatinder Singh, MD
Mark Clark, MD
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