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Tree Nut Allergy

Tree nut allergies are one of the most common food allergies. Allergy symptoms can range from mild (e.g. a rash) to severe (e.g. anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction). In cases of allergic reactions, seek medical help immediately. If you have an allergy to one of the members of the […]

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Sulfite Allergy

What are Sulfites? Sulfites are chemicals commonly used as preservatives for different types of food and beverages. They are sometimes added to fend off microbial contamination and natural decay. Some sulfites are also naturally produced through the fermentation process, such as in wine and beer. Sulfites are generally safe to eat. However, […]

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Shellfish Allergy

There are two types of shellfish: crustaceans (e.g., shrimp, crab, and lobster) and mollusks (e.g., clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops). Most shellfish reactions are caused by crustacea, and the reactions are often severe. People allergic to one group of shellfish are not always allergic to both types, but allergists usually recommend avoiding […]