Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Allergy Food Prevention

Prevention of food allergies includes:

  • Ask about ingredients when eating out.
  • Read food labels carefully.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed.
  • Take a nonprescription antihistamine for allergic symptoms:
  • Carry an epinephrine syringe:
  • Wear an alert bracelet or tag that identifies your allergies.
  • Avoid foods that cause allergies.
    • Shellfish
    • Exotic fruits
    • Nuts
    • Chocolate
    • Peanut butter
    • Tomatoes
    • Strawberries
    • Melon
    • Pork
    • Cheese
    • Garlic
    • Onion
    • Spices
  • Avoid food coloring and preservatives:
    • Tartrazine
    • Yellow No. 5
    • BHA
    • BHT
    • Sulfates
    • Benzoates

Allergy Food Food Avoidance

Foods to avoid if you have an egg allergy:

  • Albumin
  • Albumin vitellin
  • Eggnog
  • Globulin
  • Livetin
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ovalbumin
  • Ovomucin
  • Ovomucoid
  • Ovovitellin
  • Simplesse

Foods to avoid if you have a wheat allergy:
  • Bran
  • Cracked wheat
  • Durum flour
  • Enriched flour
  • Farina
  • Gluten
  • Gluten
  • Graham flour
  • High-gluten flour
  • Wheat bran
  • Wheat germ
  • Wheat starch

Foods to avoid if you have a corn allergy:
  • Corn starch
  • Corn sugar
  • Corn flour

Foods to avoid if you have a peanut allergy:
  • Cold pressed peanut oil
  • Mixed nuts
  • Nu-Nuts
  • Peanut flour
  • Plain and Peanut M & M's
  • Raisinets

Foods to avoid if you have a soy allergy:
  • Miso
  • Soy flour
  • Soy nuts
  • Soy protein
  • Soy protein isolate
  • Soy sauce
  • Textured vegetable protein
  • Tofu

Foods to avoid if you have a soy protein allergy:
  • Vegetable broth
  • Vegetable gum
  • Vegetable starch

Foods to avoid if you have an allergy to dairy products include:
  • Artificial butter flavor
  • Butter
  • Butter fats
  • Caramel color
  • Caramel flavoring
  • Casein
  • Caseinates
  • Curds
  • Dry milk solids
  • High-protein flour
  • Lactalbumin
  • Lactoglobulin
  • Lactose
  • Margarine
  • Natural flavoring
  • Rennet casein
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Sour cream
  • Sour milk solids
  • Whey
  • Yogurt

Foods to avoid if you have a sulfite allergy:
  • Wine
  • Baked goods
  • Soup mixes
  • Jams
  • Canned vegetables
  • Pickled foods
  • Gravy
  • Dried fruit
  • Potato chips
  • Trail mix
  • Beer
  • Vegetable juices
  • Bottled lemon juice
  • Bottled lime juice
  • Tea
  • Condiments
  • Molasses
  • Shrimp
  • Guacamole
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Potatoes

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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