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I have food allergies. How can I prevent asthma attacks when I eat out at restaurants?

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If you have food allergies, to avoid allergy triggers at restaurants, start by avoiding the foods that cause your allergy symptoms. Read ingredient labels carefully, and ask how the food is prepared when you dine out. Choose fresh foods rather than prepared or processed foods. And if you tend to have severe asthma attacks or anaphylaxis, carry two epinephrine injection kits with you at all times.

SOURCES:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Asthma and Allergy Prevention: Survive the Seasons." CDC: "Asthma and Allergies." WHO/WAO Meeting on the Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma: "Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 27, 2018

SOURCES:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Asthma and Allergy Prevention: Survive the Seasons." CDC: "Asthma and Allergies." WHO/WAO Meeting on the Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma: "Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 27, 2018

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