The 14 most common food allergens

…and what kinds of reactions/symptoms they cause;

Celery

  • Often mild
  • Mainly in the mouth
  • Itching in the mouth
  • Swelling of lips, tongue and throat
  • Sometimes more severe symptoms

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Cereals containing gluten

  • Mild local reactions of the skin or gut
  • Occasionally life-threatening anaphylactic reactions

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Crustaceans

  • Mild local reactions in the mouth
  • Severe life-threatening systemic reactions.
  • Occasionally gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms

The 14 most common food allergensEggs

  • Skin reactions
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms to varied severities
  • More severely, anaphylactic and respiratory reactions

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Fish

  • Skin and gastrointestinal reactions
  • Occasionally severe systemic reactions including anaphylactic shock

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Lupin

  • Local oral and skin reactions
  • Severe asthma and anaphylactic reactions

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Milk

  • Symptoms usually in the gastrointestinal tract, the skin and the airways very shortly after eating

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Molluscs

  • Mild local reactions in the oral cavity to severe life-threatening reactions
  • Occasionally gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms

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Nuts

  • Face swelling
  • Feeling sick
  • Nettle rash, or hives (urticaria)
  • Colicky pains in your tummy (abdomen)
  • A feeling of tightness around your throat
  • Anaphylactic shock

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Peanuts

  • The most dangerous food allergy with the most cases of fatalities
  • Mild oral allergy syndrome
  • Severe symptoms anaphylaxis or asthma
  • Skin reactions such as hives or wheals are the most common symptoms.

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Sesame Seeds

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Low pulse rate
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Itchiness inside the mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flushing in the face
  • Hives
  • Anaphylaxis shock

Soya

  • Relatively mild symptoms, such as the oral allergy syndrome
  • Symptoms needing emergency treatment such as anaphylaxis or asthma

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Sulphur Dioxides

  • Milder symptoms include dizziness, an upset stomach, diarrhoea and wheezing
  • Severe symptoms might include wheezing, rash, accelerated heart rate, difficulty swallowing, anaphylaxis and seizures