Food Allergy Causes

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Causes of Food Allergy

A few specific foods seem to cause a majority of the food reactions. The most common triggers of a food reaction include:

  • Cow's milk
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Tree nuts (eg, walnuts, pecans)
  • Sesame


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Food Allergy Causes
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Screening for Food Allergy
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Food Allergy Treatment
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