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.
Food Allergy Prognosis
Most people with food allergies do well if they are able to avoid their trigger foods. With time, many people lose their antibodies to the foods to which they once were allergic to, or "outgrow" the allergy.
Once a person has had a reaction to a food, he or she is more likely to have a severe reaction if exposed to the trigger.
Medically reviewed by Michael Manning, MD; American Board of Allergy & Immunology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/20/2016
Jatinder Singh, MD
Mark Clark, MD
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