Food Allergies Center
Reading Food Labels
Carefully reading food labels is an important way to help prevent reactions.
Talking to Your Child About Food Allergies
Engaging kids in their care builds a foundation for good habits later. Even little kids can start taking charge of their health, like saying, "No, thanks; I have food allergies" if someone offers them a snack.
Help your child understand what happens in the body with a food allergy. Ask them questions like, "What are 3 signs of an allergic reaction?" Keep the discussion going to help your child learn and stay curious about health.
Food Allergy FAQs
Oral allergy syndrome usually causes mild reactions only in the mouth and throat. For a few kids, it can be serious.
Allergies don't cause asthma. But when kids already have asthma, having allergies can sometimes make their asthma symptoms worse.
Doctors often use a combination of skin testing and blood testing to diagnose a food allergy.