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Food Allergies

Food allergies happen when our bodies’ immune systems mistakenly react to a food protein instead of a bacteria or virus. Common food allergies include milk, eggs, wheat, fish and peanuts. However, any food protein can cause a reaction. About 5% of children under the age of 3 are allergic to one or more foods. For more information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of food allergies in children, download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Food Allergies in Children.

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Food Allergy Research & Education, Inc.

7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 1100

McLean, VA 22102

Telephone: 800-929-4040

Fax: 703-691-2713

IMPORTANT REMINDER: This information from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.

Updated October 2011