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My child has food allergies — what should I look for when reading food labels?
Carefully reading food labels is one of the most important things parents can do when their child has a food allergy.
Always avoid any food whose label says it contains your child’s allergen. And keep these tips in mind:
Imagine if you were always sneezing because you were allergic to something.
During an allergic reaction, your body’s immune system goes into overdrive. Find out more in this article for kids.
Shellfish allergies can be serious – and shellfish can appear in some surprising foods and products. Read about shellfish allergy and what to do when a reaction is severe.
Peanuts are one of the most common allergy-causing foods, and they often find their way into things you wouldn’t imagine. Learn the facts on living with a nut or peanut allergy.
Find out how to make healthy food choices for your family by reading food labels.
The food label on a food package is a lot like the table of contents in a book – it tells you exactly what the food contains. Read our article for kids for more about food labels.
Although food allergies are more common than ever, people who have them may feel different or embarrassed. A good friend can really help.
Find more than 30 articles in English and Spanish about all aspects of food allergies in children.
Food allergies and food intolerances, like lactose intolerance, are not the same. Find out more.
A scratch or skin prick test is a common way doctors find out more about a person’s allergies.
Look at any packaged food and you’ll see the food label. This nutrition facts label gives the lowdown on everything from calories to cholesterol. Read more about food labels.
Quick action is essential during a serious allergic reaction. It helps to remind yourself of action steps so they become second nature if there’s an emergency. Here’s what to do.
A person with severe allergies can be at risk for a sudden, serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. This reaction can seem scary, but the good news is it can be treated.
Fish allergy can cause a serious reaction. Find out how to keep kids safe.
Soy is found in many foods and it’s a common food allegy. Find out how to help kids with an allergy stay safe.
Wheat allergy can cause serious reactions. Find out how to help kids with an allergy stay safe.
Doctors are diagnosing more and more people with food allergies. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with food allergies can make a big difference in preventing serious illness.
Struggling with strawberries? Petrified of peanuts? Sorry you ate shellfish? Maybe you have a food allergy. Find out more in this article for kids.
With food allergies, preventing a reaction means avoiding that food entirely. But sometimes allergens can be hidden in places you don’t expect. Here are tips on living with a food allergy.
With preparation and education, a child with a food allergy can stay safe at school.
Shellfish allergy can cause serious reactions. Find out common symptoms of allergic reactions and how to respond.
Food allergies can cause serious and even deadly reactions in kids, so it’s important to know how to feed a child with food allergies and to prevent reactions.
Kids with severe allergies can be at risk for a sudden, serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. The good news is that when treated properly, anaphylaxis can be managed.
If your child is allergic to nuts or peanuts, it’s essential to learn what foods might contain them and how to avoid them.
Helping your child manage an egg allergy means reading food labels carefully, being aware of what he or she eats, and carrying the right medicines in case of an allergic reaction.
Living with an egg allergy means you have to be aware of what you’re eating and read food labels carefully. Here are some tips for teens who have an egg allergy.
A growing number of kids are allergic to nuts and peanuts. Find out more about this problem and how allergic kids can stay healthy.
Babies sometimes have an allergic reaction to eggs. If that happens, they can’t eat eggs for a while. But the good news is that most kids outgrow this allergy by age 5.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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