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Which foods most often cause allergic reactions?

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The most common food allergies are reactions to:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Seafood
  • Tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, almonds, pine nuts, and Brazil nuts)

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 Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

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 Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

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