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Milder symptoms of food allergy include itching, sneezing, hives or rashes. More severe symptoms, such as trouble breathing or swallowing, may indicate a life-threatening emergency, the Food Allergy Research and Education website says.
Here are the site's suggestions to help prevent dangerous reactions:
- Avoid all problem foods.
- Carry your medication at all times.
- Take your medication at the first sign of a reaction.
- Go to an emergency room for follow-up treatment if you have a severe reaction.
- Consider wearing an emergency medical identification bracelet.
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