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Doctors remind everyone about Food Allergy Awareness Week

Posted at 5:45 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 19:45:00-04

It is Food Allergy Awareness Week this week!

Among all the threats to our health today, experts want to stress awareness to the growing problems of food allergies.

The most common allergies are nuts, eggs, dairy, wheat & soy. Shellfish can also cause problems for some.

Reactions can vary, but one treatment might suprise you, according to Dr. Daniel Soteres, an allergy & immunology specialist.

"Oral immunotherapy - where we train people with food allergy - we train their bodies to tolerate small amounts of the food to decrease the risk of a severe reaction," explained Dr. Soteres.

Dr. Soteres says the best treatment for food allergy is to isolate the trigger and stay away from it.