What is a food allergy?

Food allergy is a condition in which the immune system overreacts to certain proteins found in food.

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Causing a range of symptoms that can range from mild to severe, and even life-threatening in some cases. 

When someone with a food allergy consumes a food containing the allergenic protein. 

The immune system produces antibodies that recognize the protein as a foreign invader & trigger an allergic reaction.

The symptoms of a food allergy can vary widely from person to person & can affect different parts of the body. 

Common symptoms include skin rashes, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, & gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, wheezing & coughing. 

Some of the most common foods that cause allergic reactions include peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, milk, eggs, soy, & wheat. 

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