How to Manage Food Allergies

If you think you may have a food allergy, sometimes it can be difficult to pin-point which specific food is causing your symptoms so that you can manage your food allergies.

One of the best ways to help you identify what the trigger food might be is to record everything you eat in a food diary. That way if you feel any kind of an allergic symptom after eating a particular food, you have it recorded and this information will help your doctor in their diagnoses.

Skin Health Hub Food Allergies How To Manage Food AllergiesUnfortunately for many people learning how to manage food allergies simply means to avoid the food that causes the allergies in the first place.

But what if the food you love is mixed with other ingredients?
Here are our suggestions to help you manage.

Shopping for food

Whatever food you are allergic to make it a habit to always read the labels when shopping for food. Take care to check the list of main ingredients plus the inactive ingredients as well. If you are allergic to milk, make sure that milk proteins is not listed on the ingredients. If you are allergic to nuts, look for the words “may contain nuts” or “produced in a facility that also processes nuts” on the label. This last statement is very important because you need to be aware that although some products may not contain allergens, if they are produced in the same facility that handles products which do have food allergens, there is a chance of cross contamination.

Dinning out

Dining out need not be problematic if you plan ahead. In many restaurants your will find the chef or restaurant manager is well versed in how to manage food allergies and generally provide plenty of alternatives on their menu’s to accommodate a variety of food allergies and of course prevent any cross contamination in their preparation of food.

Other precautions

Wearing a medical bracelet stating your medical condition so you receive proper treatment is another preventative measure to ensure you are always prepared for possible reactions when you are out in public.

Also, carry an EpiPen (a pen that contains epinephrine) with you just in case you go into an anaphylactic shock. Always keep an emergency food allergy kit at home or in the office at work so others can assist you. If you make sure you inform your family, co-workers and friends about your condition then they will understand their need to be careful and take simple precautions when eating any food that you are allergic to around you.

Although the suggestions we have made about for how to manage food allergies is precautionary we understand it can be a little intimidating to broach the subject of your food allergy with your friends or co-workers at first. To help you overcome any fear or trepidation you may have, you may benefit from reading the stories and accounts from people experiencing the same as you. “Life With Food Allergies – 7 Personal Stories” is an eBook; written to provide useful information, answer your questions and give helpful advice and tips from those who have already experienced what you are going through.


We hope in learning more about your food allergy you will feel empowered to take control and feel more confident and prepared for the challenges you will face every day so that you can live your life to the full despite your food allergy or food intolerance.

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