Different Types of Food Allergies (Free Patient Handout)

This free two-page handout explains the different types of allergic reactions to foods.

  • IgE Mediated Food Allergies 
  • Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergies 
  • Symptoms and Treatments
  • Cross-Reactivity and Oral Allergy Syndrome
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
  • Allergic Proctocolitis

 

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This handout is available with a Creative Commons License. It is free to download, copy and share with other parents, patients, at health fairs, in physician offices or other places where this information will be helpful. Physicians are welcome to upload into their electronic health record system.

 

It has been written in an "easy-to-read" format to help with better understanding anaphylaxis, how to avoid it, and how to be prepared to treat it.

 

Print copies are available for physicians' offices, health fairs and other group uses.

 

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I used this handout at a meeting with my son's teacher this morning after a near miss due to confusion about IgE vs. non-IgE allergies. This put things simply for her, and now I feel confident that she understands and can keep my son safe at school.

This was a great article!  Very clear and concise descriptions and great presentation format!  This emphasis on the different types I've never seen stressed before.  It would be very helpful to further understanding by also knowing what is the percentage of IgE mediated vs. non-IgE mediated food allergies.  I hope that additional information can be posted in a comment or follow-up blog entry.  Thank you!

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