2nd October 2019

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What are the top 5 food allergies?

The eight foods identified by the law are:
  • Milk.
  • Eggs.
  • Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod)
  • Crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp)
  • Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)
  • Peanuts.
  • Wheat.
  • Soybeans.

Similarly, what is the most common thing to be allergic to?

Many things can trigger allergies. The most common are pollen, dust mites, mold, animal dander, insect stings, latex, and certain food and medications. You may think you know what the problem is -- your friend's cat, certain plants, those dust “bunnies” under your bed.

What is the most common food allergy in the world?

Here are the eight most common food allergies.
  • Cow's Milk. An allergy to cow's milk is most often seen in babies and young children, especially when they have been exposed to cow's milk protein before they are six months old (5, 6).
  • Eggs.
  • Tree Nuts.
  • Peanuts.
  • Shellfish.
  • Wheat.
  • Soy.
  • Fish.

What is the most common food intolerance?

The foods that tend to cause intolerance reactions in sensitive people include:
  • dairy products, including milk, cheese and yoghurt.
  • chocolate.
  • eggs, particularly egg white.
  • flavour enhancers such as MSG (monosodium glutamate)
  • food additives.
  • strawberries, citrus fruits and tomatoes.
  • wine, particularly red wine.
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