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How can I ease my food allergy symptoms?

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  • Learn which foods -- and how much -- cause you to have symptoms. Either avoid the food or only have as much as you can without triggering symptoms.
  • When you eat out, ask your server about how your meal will be prepared. It may not always be clear from the menu whether some dishes contain problem foods.
  • Read food labels and check the ingredients for trigger foods. Don't forget to check condiments and seasonings. They may have MSG or another additive that can cause symptoms.

From: Food Allergy, or Something Else? 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.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 17, 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.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 17, 2018

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