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What food allergies can trigger asthma?

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Food allergies rarely trigger asthma, yet they can cause a severe life-threatening reaction. The most common foods associated with allergies are:

  • Eggs
  • Cow's milk
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts (such as almonds, pecans, walnuts)
  • Soy
  • Wheat
  • Fish
  • Shrimp and other shellfish

From: Allergies and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Facts About Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): "Tips to Remember: Asthma and allergy medications."  AAAAI: "Allergic conditions: Asthma." FDA: "Food Allergies: What You Need to Know." American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen and Mold Counts."





Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Facts About Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): "Tips to Remember: Asthma and allergy medications."  AAAAI: "Allergic conditions: Asthma." FDA: "Food Allergies: What You Need to Know." American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen and Mold Counts."





Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

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