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What foods most often cause allergic symptoms in people with asthma?

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Food allergies don’t often cause asthma symptoms. But food allergies can cause a severe life-threatening reaction in some people with asthma. The most common foods associated with allergic symptoms are:

  • Eggs
  • Cow's milk
  • Peanuts
  • Soy
  • Wheat
  • Fish
  • Shrimp and other shellfish
  • Tree nuts

From: Food Allergies and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Frequently Asked Questions."  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Food Allergies."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 12, 2017

SOURCES:  The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Frequently Asked Questions."  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Food Allergies."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 12, 2017

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