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What is a food allergic reaction?

A food allergic reaction is the misguided response of the immune system to a certain protein in food, resulting in a number of specific symtoms1. We all have an immune system to protect us from inf...

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How common are food allergies?

Food allergy can develop at any age, but most cases of food allergy occur during the first few years of life, so it is not surprising that 1 in 10 infants¹ will develop a food allergy while only 1 in...

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Food allergy or food intolerance?

Food allergy is an immune response to a protein found in foods, called an ‘allergen’, which is usually harmless. An allergic reaction occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly sees certain...

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Symptoms of Food Allergy

The symptoms of a food allergic reaction can range from mild to severe and affect different parts of the body1.   If the gut is affected, this can cause vomiting and diarrhoea; if the skin is affect...

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