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Understanding Food Allergy

All of us eat to survive, and most of us enjoy eating. However, people with food allergy live with day-to-day anxiety that they may accidentally eat a food that could lead to a dangerous allergic reaction.

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This information is taken from the booklet Food Allergy: An Overview, which may be requested through the NIAID Publication Order Form.

Follow the links below to learn more about allergic reactions to foods and their possible causes, and how a healthcare professional diagnoses and treats food allergy.

Last Updated January 27, 2012