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.
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.
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.
Food Allergies and Your Skin
Learn the symptoms of a food allergy and what to do about them.
Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance
Do certain foods make you itchy or trigger diarrhea? WebMD explains the difference between a food allergy and an intolerance.
Tolerate Lactose Intolerance
She doesn't know for sure, but Jacqueline Janotta thinks she may have been born lactose intolerant. Never fond of milk as a child, she rarely encountered lactose, the sugar found in milk and other dairy products.
Gluten Intolerance: Against the Grain
Does gluten cause intestinal trouble? What to know about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and gluten-free diets.
Food Allergies: Tips for Eating Out
Whether you're allergic to peanuts or dairy products, experts offer strategies for dining safely at restaurants.
Living with Food Intolerances: Trudy McCulloch
How one WebMD community member discovered -- and learned to cope with – GERD and food intolerances.
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.
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.