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Food Allergies

Sometimes the immune system targets a harmless food protein and attacks it. The immune system produces large amounts of an antibody called immunoglobulin E to fight the enemy food proteins. This struggle releases histamine and other chemicals, which can trigger the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

The symptoms of a food allergy may be mild, like rashes, hives, and swelling. However, symptoms can also be severe, like trouble breathing and loss of consciousness. Food allergies can be fatal.

Almost any food can cause an allergic reaction. However,

8 foods account for 90% of all food allergies in the U.S.

Food Allergies Causes
Diagnosing a food allergy can be tricky, as it’s not always obvious which food is causing symptoms. It’s important to work with an allergist who can perform proper diagnostic testing.

While many children with milk and egg allergies will come to tolerate them over time, childhood food allergies can be a sign of things to come.

Kids with food allergies – especially egg allergies – have a 50-90% chance of developing other allergies and asthma as they get older.

Walk-In Clinic

The Walk-In Clinic is open to all established KCAA patients, check our hours and locations.

Main / Kansas City

MON - THURS.
8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

FRI.
8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Lee's Summit

TUE & THURS
8:00 am - 11:00 am