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3.5 Unknown food allergies




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This article is from the Children Allergies and Asthma FAQ, by Eileen Kupstas Soo kupstas@cs.unc.edu with numerous contributions by others.

3.5 Unknown food allergies

Some food allergies are very hard to pin down. An
elimination diet (described above) is the only sure-fire
way to determine the specific cause. Some items to
consider when trying to track allergies down are:


wheat
milk
seafoods
peanuts
eggs
corn (includes corn syrup and corn starch)
citrus fruits
yeast
molds (includes cheeses, etc)
mint
tomatoes
green peppers
also look out for:
preservatives
food colors
additives


Remember that almost anything can be a potential allergen to
somebody.

A number of other illnesses can be related to the diet or the
environment. Various claims have been made about yeast, sugar,
and other foods as causes of various illnesses. This has not
been accepted by some physicians, but the ideas can be kept in
mind if untreatable, chronic symptoms occur. Some air borne
compounds affect some people more than others. Again, this can
be kept in mind if untreatable, chronic symptoms occur.
DISCLAIMER: Any treatment should be under the direction of a
physician!

 

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