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Food Allergies

How Can I Be Prepared for an Allergic Reaction?

Once you and your doctor have determined which foods you should avoid, stay away from them. However, it is important that you maintain a healthy, nutritious diet. Ask your doctor to recommend foods that will provide you with the necessary nutrients.

You should also be aware of the ingredients in processed foods. Learn to read labels and read them every time to know what you are about to eat. . Your doctor, nurse, or a  registered dietitian can help you learn how to read food labels to discover hidden sources of food allergens.

If you are prone to allergic reactions, ask your doctor to prescribe an epinephrine injection kit ("Epi pen"), and carry two with you at all times.

 

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on June 19, 2012

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