What are food allergies?
Also known as: milk allergy, egg allergy, peanut allergy, tree nut allergy, soy allergy, wheat allergy.
Food allergies are when a person develops allergy antibodies (IgE antibodies) to a protein in a food, and when exposed to this protein it causes an allergic reaction.
Some common food allergies include:
Reviewed by: Amy Feldman, MD
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