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Which food allergies are most common?

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In adults, the most common foods allergies include:

In children, the most common food allergens that cause problems in children are eggs, milk, and peanuts.

The foods that adults or children react to are those foods they eat often. In Japan, for example, rice allergy is more frequent. In Scandinavia, codfish allergy is more common.

  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts, such as walnuts
  • Shellfish, such as shrimp, crayfish, lobster, and crab

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

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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