Food allergy

A food allergy is an adverse immune response to a food protein. They are distinct from other adverse responses to food, such as food intolerance, pharmacological reactions, and toxin-mediated reactions. The protein in the food is the most common allergic component. These kinds of allergies occur when the body`s immune system mistakenly identifies....
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food allergy

[n] - allergic reaction to a substance ingested in food
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food allergy

Hypersensitivity reaction to substances in the diet to which an individual has previously been sensitized.
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food allergy

allergy produced by ingested antigens, such as food or drugs; strawberries, milk, and eggs are the most common offenders. The organ affected usually is the skin.
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Food allergy

Cats can become allergic to foods they have previously eaten without any problems. The most common allergens are milk, fish, and beef. Itchy skin around the face and neck or digestive upsets may be an indication that an allergy has developed.
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