Are Food Allergies no Longer a Threat?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – A recent presentation given at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) explains how those who suffer from food allergies may still be able to eat parts of the food that they are allergic to.
Researchers found that individuals who are allergic to specific foods may still be able to eat around their allergy. "For example, someone with an egg allergy may be able to tolerate egg yolk, but not the whites. And someone with a fruit allergy may be allergic to the seeds, but not the pulp." Dr. Bahna was quoted as saying. He also states that food allergies may be avoided by substitution without side effects.
Substitutes are not safe for everyone, due to the fact that allergies affect each person differently, but skin and blood tests can be done to test allergies.
For more information, go to: http://www.acaai.org/allergist/news/New/Pages/YoucanhaveaFoodAllergyandEatitToo.aspx
SOURCE: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), November 2013
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