All we need to know about food allergies: Facts and myths


More than 50 million Americans have an allergy of some kind. Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) estimates up to 15 million people in the United States have a food allergy.

A rash is one of several common symptoms that can occur if you have an allergic reaction to a food. Keep reading to learn more about what food rashes may look like and what you can do about them.

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eczema Allergies 101 : Important things everyone needs to know about allergies

Atopic dermatitis symptoms

Atopic dermatitis is often the beginning of the atopic march: babies start out with eczema and perhaps food allergies. Later on, asthma develops, possibly along with inhalant allergies, or allergic rhinitis and hay fever. During this time the body’s allergic antibodies, the IgE, increase in the blood.

One of the questions is: Why do people get eczema and allergies? This has prompted a chicken-or-the-egg debate. Do we begin with a skin problem due to a defective skin…

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