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Widespread food allergy testing leads to (probably) unnecessary therapies, medications, herbs, supplements, more allergy testing and expense.
Negative blood and SPT results are more helpful as they exclude the possibility of food allergy, while positive findings require additional interpretation to determine if they result in clinical food hypersensitivity reactions, eczematous skin manifestations, and/or atopic dermatitis.
Nearly half of fatal food allergy reactions over a 13-year period were caused by food from a restaurant or other food service establishment.
Food specific oral immunotherapy: a potential treatment for food allergy.
75% of patients suffering from nausea and vomiting are more likely to seek medical advice to diagnose food allergy.
This probable increase in food allergy requires urgent further investigation as it may be due to modifiable environmental factors.
Food allergy should be considered in presence of all findings which may be related with allergy belonging to various systems including anaphylaxis which is known to occur by way of type I hypersensitivity and especially in presence of findings which may be related with allergy occuring after food intake in the history.
The mean number of antibiotic courses received by 1,105 case patients with food allergy was 2.
Food allergy, or food hypersensitivity, can be defined as an adverse or exaggerated immunological response to food proteins resulting in a myriad of clinical symptoms (Sampson, 2004; Sicherer & Sampson, 2006).
Food allergy is a type of health condition in which young children develop an allergic reaction to commonly available foods such as cow's milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and seafood, even when consumed in small amounts.
You can get more food allergy basics at FAAN, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network at http://www.
To mark food allergy and intolerance awareness week, which starts today, NHS Choices, the health information website for the NHS (nhs.

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