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Food Allergies Treatments

Treatment

Avoid foods and food ingredients that cause you to have an allergic reaction. If you think you've eaten something to which you are allergic, and you have difficulty breathing, call for emergency medical help.

Treatments include:

  • Antihistamine medication—to decrease swelling and itching
  • Epinephrine —injected immediately in the event of a severe, life-threatening reaction (anaphylaxis)
  • Corticosteroid medication—for more severe swelling and itching

If you are diagnosed with a food allergy, follow your doctor's instructions .

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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