What is a Food Allergy? There Are Different Types of Allergic Reactions to Foods!
If your child has symptoms after eating certain foods, he or she may have a food allergy. A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing symptoms. This is an allergic reaction.
The most common allergenic foods, also known as the ‘big eight’, are:
- nuts from trees (including hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, and Brazil nuts)
- peanuts (groundnuts)
- shellfish (including shrimps, mussels, and crab)