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Avoiding Specific Food Allergens

Learn how to avoid certain foods to which you are allergic.

How to Read an Egg-Free Diet
If you or your child is allergic to eggs, you know how difficult it is to eat a egg-free diet. Here is a list of other common egg-containing foods to avoid.

How to Read a Milk-Free Diet
If you or your child is allergic to milk and dairy foods, you know how difficult it is to eat a milk-free diet. Here is a list of other common dairy containing foods you should avoid.

How to Read a Peanut-Free Diet
If you or your child is allergic to peanuts, you know how difficult it is to eat a peanut-free diet. Here is a list of other common peanut-containing foods to avoid.

How to Read a Treenut-Free Diet
Unlike peanut, which are legumes (from the bean family), treenuts are "true" nuts, and include foods like walnuts, almonds, cashews and pecans. If you or your child is allergic to treenuts, you may need to avoid all of these "true" nuts. Here is a list of common treenut-containing foods to avoid.

How to Follow a Gluten-Free Diet
People with celiac sprue suffer from abnormal immune reactions to gluten-containing foods. Gluten is a protein found in various cereal grains, such as wheat, rye and barley, and is very difficult to avoid. Learn how to follow a gluten-free diet, as well as some important nutritional considerations, if you suffer from celiac sprue.

How to Follow a Corn-Free Diet
Corn is a cereal grain with proteins that are similar to those in other cereal grains, such as wheat. While allergic reactions to corn are not as common as wheat, those that do occur can be severe. Find out more about allergic reactions to corn, and how to follow a corn-free diet.

How to Follow a Tartrazine-Free Diet
Also known as FD&C Yellow #5, tartrazine has been suspected as the cause of many reactions, including hives, swelling and asthma. Learn how to avoid tartrazine-containing foods in your diet.

How To Follow a Food Additive-Free Diet
Food additives and preservatives are commonly added to various foods, and have been blamed for many symptoms related to food allergies. Eliminating additives and preservatives from the diet can be an important part of the diagnosis and treatment of this form of food allergy.

How to Avoid Sulfites
Allergic reactions to sulfites can occur in many forms. Sulfites in foods and medications can worsen asthma symptoms, result in hives and even cause life-threatening anaphylaxis. Learn more about sulfite allergy, how it's diagnosed, and what foods and medications should be avoided for people with an allergy to this common preservative.

How to Read a Shellfish-Free Diet
If you or your child is allergic to shellfish, you know how difficult it is to eat a shellfish-free diet. Here is a list of shellfish-containing foods to avoid.

How to Read a Soy-Free Diet
If you or your child is allergic to soy, you know how difficult it is to eat a soy-free diet. Here is a list of common soy-containing foods to avoid.

How to Read a Wheat-Free Diet
If you or your child is allergic to wheat, you know how difficult it is to eat a wheat-free diet. Here is a list of common wheat-containing foods to avoid.

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