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How are patients with severe food allergies treated?

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You need to be ready in case you're accidentally exposed to the food you're allergic to. Wear medical alert bracelets or necklaces stating that you have a food allergy and that you could have a severe reaction. Always carry two syringes of adrenaline (epinephrine), which you can get by prescription. Make sure you know how to use it.

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

SOURCES:

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

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