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What are typical food triggers of anaphylaxis for children and adults?

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Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be deadly. In children,

In children, it’s most commonly triggered by foods, such as:

Food triggers for adults include:

  • Peanuts
  • Shellfish
  • Fish
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Wheat
  • Shellfish
  • Tree nuts (walnuts, hazel nuts, cashews, pistachios, pine nuts, and almonds)
  • Peanuts

From: Allergies and Anaphylaxis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Anaphylaxis."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Anaphylaxis."

American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology: "Anaphylaxis."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Anaphylaxis: A Severe Allergic Reaction."

Cleveland Clinic: "Anaphylaxis."

Food Allergy Research & Education: "About Anaphylaxis."

World Allergy Organization: "Anaphylaxis: Synopsis."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Anaphylaxis."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Anaphylaxis."

American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology: "Anaphylaxis."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Anaphylaxis: A Severe Allergic Reaction."

Cleveland Clinic: "Anaphylaxis."

Food Allergy Research & Education: "About Anaphylaxis."

World Allergy Organization: "Anaphylaxis: Synopsis."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 18, 2018

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