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Deadliest Food Allergies

Food Allergies

More than 54 percent of Americans have allergies and most of the allergies have uncomfortable symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose but for more than 40 million people an allergen can cause life threatening reaction. According to the study in Archives of International Medicine, 15% of U.S people are at risk of deadliest allergies.

Some life threatening allergies can be caused by:

a. Food allergy
b. Insect sting
c. Drugs
d. Latex
e. Exercise etc.

a. Food allergy

From peanuts to antibiotics, many substances can cause food allergy that can be life threatening. Peanuts and wheat are present in many of foods and these two ingredients can cause severe food allergy. The people who are allergic to peanuts, wheat or other any other ingredients they should read the food labels before going for any food item. Food and drug Administration says that the top eight food allergens should be mentioned on the food labels. These food allergens include peanuts, eggs, milk, selfish, wheat, soy, fish and tree nuts.

If you eat anything outside home like in the neighbors or cafeteria etc let the server know that you cannot eat these ingredients.

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Foods in Summer Fairs and Festivals are Irresistible,But be Careful if You Have Suffered Food Allergy Reaction in The Past

11.jpgYeah, it’s quite difficult to turn down the sight and smell of food in different summer fairs and festivals. But, according to American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAI), people must take intensive care and keep themselves away from such foods, if they have food allergies.

Dr. Amal H. Assa’ad who is chairman of the Adverse Reactions to Food Committee says in this regard that there are many unanswerable questions about preparations, potential cross-toxicities and ingredients and if they remain unanswered, they may lead to an allergic reaction.

There are more than 150 anaphylaxis-related deaths in the U.S. every year and mostly it occurs because of food allergies. Mostly,

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