Food allergy

[ Food allergy ]

An allergy with a specific immune system response to a particular food protein, such as milk protein. It manifests within minutes to an hour or so of either smelling, touching, or ingesting a particular food. Symptoms range from mild to severe, including hives, itching, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and anaphylaxis.

Example: Coeliac disease, is an autoimmune disorder triggered consumption of gluten.

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  • Food intolerance
  • Food sensitivity
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