Food Allergies & Intolerances Directory
Food allergies come on suddenly. A food allergy can be a mild rash or life-threatening anaphylaxis. Food intolerances or sensitivities to certain foods cause mild reactions. Yet many food intolerances do not require medical attention. In either situation, patients need to know symptoms and what treatment to seek. Your doctor can help you choose the best treatment for your food allergy or intolerance. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes food allergies and intolerances, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Food Allergy and Food Intolerance
An unpleasant reaction to something you ate may not be a food allergy. Learn about food allergies, their symptoms and causes, and how to diagnose and treat them.
What are food allergies? What happens if you have one? The answers are right here.
What People With Lactose Intolerance Need to Know About Osteoporosis
Since dairy products are a major source of calcium, you might assume that people with lactose intolerance who avoid dairy products could be at increased risk for osteoporosis. However, research exploring the role of lactose intolerance in calcium intake and bone health has produced conflicting results.
Severe Food Allergies: An Emergency Plan
When you have severe food allergies, you need an emergency plan. Here's how to prepare in case of a food allergy attack.
Food Allergy Myths and Facts
Separate fact and fiction about food allergies, including the difference between an allergy and a sensitivity, whether children outgrow allergies, and more.
Living with Food Intolerances: Trudy McCulloch
How one WebMD community member discovered -- and learned to cope with – GERD and food intolerances.
Food Allergies: Protect Your Child at Home and Away
Whether at home or away, dealing with your child’s food allergies can be challenging. Take steps to safeguard your child from cross-contamination, food allergy triggers, and other food allergy dangers.
Food Allergies: Types, Triggers, and Eating-Out Tips
WebMD's expert discusses living with food allergies and food intolerances, and how to avoid allergenic foods at home and in restaurants. Learn the facts about both child and adult food allergies.
Test Your Knowledge: How Much Do You Know About Children and Food Allergies?
Take this quiz and find out how much you know about managing your child's food allergy.
Quiz: Getting Calcium When You’re Lactose Intolerant
If you're lactose intolerant, getting enough calcium can be hard. Take this quiz to find out how to get more.
The Facts About Food Allergies
When I was young, I sometimes claimed an "allergy" to foods I did not like so I would not seem impolite if served one of my least favorite foods. These days, some people use the word "allergy" to describe any discomfort associated with food.
Lactose-Free Entree and Snack Recipes
You can still enjoy tasty dishes, even if you don’t digest lactose well. For a delicious change of pace, try these lactose-free entree and snack recipes.