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Fall season is filled with turkey, pumpkin spice and family gatherings. The holidays usually bring together friends and families to feast. Everyone comes from near and far to spend time with one another and catch up. This is a time when a lot of food is prepared and consumed. The holiday season may mean that you are dinning away from home, attending parties, and having foods only served during special occasions.
There are various types of foods that can cause food allergies. But the 8 foods that cause about 90% of the food allergies are: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. Trying to avoid any of these 8 foods will help you prevent the majority of food allergies. Food allergies can range from anywhere from mild to severe symptoms. It can be dangerous if the food allergy is severe, potentially leading to hospitalization and even death.
It’s important to let others know if you have any food allergies. Or if you are the one preparing the food, it’s nice to ask if any of your guests are allergic to any type of food.
Here are some additional tips to avoid food allergies during the holiday season.
If you are curious to learn more about different food allergies and alternative options for people with food allergies, reach out to our specialists. Our professionals at Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group are here to answer all your food allergy questions. Give us a call today at 805-658-9500. Our specialists are ready to assist you in diagnosing potential food allergies and educate you on ways to protect yourself if you should have a food allergy.