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Food Allergies

Food allergies can be serious, so it's important to quickly identify and treat allergic reactions.

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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.

Kids

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.

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Teens

Whether your teen has lived with a food allergy for a while or has close friends who have them, everyone benefits from knowing what to do. Share these tips.

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Food Allergy FAQs

Oral allergy syndrome usually causes mild reactions only in the mouth and throat. For a few kids, it can be serious.

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Allergies don't cause asthma. But when kids already have asthma, having allergies can sometimes make their asthma symptoms worse.

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Doctors often use a combination of skin testing and blood testing to diagnose a food allergy.

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