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Food Allergies

Nightshade Allergy Symptoms and Treatment 

Have you ever broken out in an itchy rash after eating tomatoes or noticed your mouth swelling after devouring a plate of fries? If this sounds familiar, you might have a rare allergy to nightshade vegetables, which are part of the Solanaceae plant family. Throughout this post, we’re going to explore everything you need to know about – Which vegetables are part…

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Navigating Uncommon Food Allergies

For many people, food allergies are a fact of life, triggering a range of mild to severe symptoms. It is estimated that 90% of all food allergies are caused by ‘the big eight’ – milk, eggs, fish and shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and soybeans. These allergies are so common that manufacturers must legally declare any traces of these ingredients on food labels. There are, however, almost 160 lesser-known other…

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Can A Soybean Allergy Make You Itch?

Soybeans have been a popular staple in our diets for thousands of years, particularly across Asian cuisine and increasingly within many dairy and meat substitutes. Despite its deliciousness and adaptability, however, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, soy is also one of the world’s top eight food allergens, impacting an estimated 0.4% of infants…

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How To Treat Cinnamon Allergy Symptoms

Especially in winter, nothing is quite as cozy as a cinnamon-topped chai latte or freshly baked cinnamon rolls for breakfast. But for people with cinnamon allergies, this flavor-filled spice might be causing complications for your overall health, whether you’re coping with mild itching in the mouth or more severe abdominal pain and tongue swelling. If this…

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How To Treat Oatmeal Allergy Symptoms

Do you ever notice yourself breaking out in an itchy skin rash after eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast or getting an upset stomach after drinking an oat milk cappuccino on your way to work? If this sounds familiar, you might be allergic or sensitive to avenin – a protein in oats. Throughout this post, we’re going to cover everything you…

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How To Treat Garlic Allergy Symptoms

It’s no secret that garlic is a culinary hero – bursting with delicious flavor and cardiovascular health benefits, and it has been a staple in traditional medicines for hundreds of years. It is widely sold raw as a powder, extract, or oil. In rare cases, some people are allergic to garlic (both cooked and raw), leading to troublesome…

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Living With a Sesame Seed Allergy

In 2021, the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act recognized sesame seed allergy as the ninth top food allergy in the world.  In fact, it is estimated that approximately 1.5 million Americans, or 0.49 percent of the population, are impacted by an allergy to sesame seeds, which can be found in a wide variety of foods and cosmetics,…

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How To Treat An Allergic Reaction To Seafood

Fish is one of the world’s eight most common food allergens, impacting approximately 1% of people worldwide. People allergic to seafood may experience a broad range of mild to severe symptoms as part of an allergic reaction, including breaking out in an itchy skin rash. If you or your loved ones are affected by seafood allergies, throughout this post, we’re…

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Managing Egg Allergy Symptoms in Adults

Chicken eggs are one of the most common food allergens in the world, impacting as many as 2% of all children globally. While it’s estimated that 70% of those children outgrow their allergy by age 16, many will continue to experience egg allergy symptoms into adulthood, with reactions ranging from mild stomach pain to skin rashes and life-threatening anaphylaxis. If you’re worried that…

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Can Gluten Make You Itch?

Gluten is the staple ingredient in many beloved foods, whether pasta, bread, soy sauce, or cereal. But gluten causes real health issues for some people, ranging from mild digestive symptoms and skin rashes to life-threatening allergic reactions. Dermatitis herpetiformis (also known as gluten rash) is a skin condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 people with celiac disease. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity, such…

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Food Allergies That Cause Itchy Skin

Food allergies affect 32 million people across America, impacting 8% of children and 10% of adults. And yes, itchy skin is one of the potential outcomes: it’s estimated that there are approximately 170 food types that trigger allergic reactions, with skin rashes and itchy skin being one of the most common symptoms of food allergies. Throughout this post, we’re…

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Treating A Wheat Allergy Rash

Have you ever noticed yourself getting stomach cramps after finishing a bowl of pasta or an itchy nose and tight throat after eating a sandwich? You might be one of the 1.3% of people worldwide who experience an allergic reaction to wheat. Living with a wheat allergy can be challenging. That’s why we’re here to break down everything…

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