Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Reaction to Food Prevention

Prevention of food reactions 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

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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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