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How can I avoid the foods I'm allergic to?

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Once you and your doctor have found which foods cause your allergies, stay away from them. You'll need to check ingredients in processed foods and on menus. Your doctor, nurse, or a registered dietitian can help you learn how to do this so you know what to avoid. Also, make sure you have two epinephrine injector kits, just in case.

From: Food Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

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News conference, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dec. 3, 2010.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 

The Food Allergy Initiative.

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 16, 2018

SOURCES: 

News conference, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dec. 3, 2010.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 

The Food Allergy Initiative.

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 16, 2018

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