Shellfish

Allergy

A shellfish allergy causes an allergic reaction when you eat shellfish. Sometimes, a shellfish allergy is only to certain kinds of shellfish, or you may have an allergy to all shellfish. Shellfish include marine animals with shells, such as shrimp, crab, and lobster, as well as octopus and squid. Shellfish allergy can cause mild symptoms, such as hives or nasal congestion, or more-severe and even life-threatening symptoms. For some people, even a tiny amount of shellfish can cause a serious reaction. The Fish and Shellfish Allergy template has been carefully developed to not include ingredients containing the presence of fish or shellfish. All food labels should be read carefully before consuming a product, even if it has been used safely in the past.

Peanut

Allergy

llergy to peanuts appears to be on the rise. One study showed that from 1997 to 2002, the incidence of peanut allergy doubled, especially in children. Peanut allergy symptoms can range from a minor irritation to a life-threatening reaction (anaphylaxis). For some people with peanut allergy, even tiny amounts of peanuts can cause a serious reaction. Anyone having a reaction to peanuts should consult with a doctor. Peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of severe allergy attacks. It's important to get even a minor reaction to peanuts checked out. Even if you or your child has had only a mild allergic reaction in the past, there's still a risk of a more serious future reaction. The Peanut Allergy template has been carefully developed to not include ingredients containing the presence of peanuts. All food labels should be read carefully before consuming a product, even if it has been used safely in the past.

Cow Milk

Allergy

Milk allergy is an abnormal response by the body's immune system to milk and products containing milk. Cow's milk is the usual cause of milk allergy, but milk from sheep, goats and buffalo also can cause a reaction. A milk allergy usually occurs minutes to hours after consuming milk. Signs and symptoms of milk allergy range from mild to severe and can include wheezing, vomiting, hives and digestive problems. Some people who are allergic to cow's milk are allergic to soy milk, too. Milk allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children. The Cow Milk Allergy template has been carefully developed to not include ingredients containing the presence of milk protein. All food labels should be read carefully before consuming a product, even if it has been used safely in the past.

Chicken Egg

Allergy

Eggs are one of the most common allergy-causing foods in children. Egg allergy symptoms usually occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Signs and symptoms range from mild to severe and can include skin rashes, hives, nasal inflammation, and vomiting or other digestive problems. Rarely, egg allergy can cause anaphylaxis — a life-threatening reaction. Egg allergy can occur as early as infancy. Most children outgrow their egg allergy before adolescence. But in some cases, it continues into adulthood. The Chicken Egg template has been carefully developed to not include ingredients containing the presence of egg. All food labels should be read carefully before consuming a product, even if it has been used safely in the past.