What Are the Most Common Food Allergies?

Dr. Karen Latimer 8/20/13

From the moment your child is born, food allergies are on your mind. If you are breastfeeding, are you eating something that disagrees with him? If you are formula feeding, does the spitting up mean you should switch brands? When is it safe to give your child peanuts? What is the deal with honey? Our parents barely gave a thought to allergies, and now, we live in a world with allergy-free products, peanut-free schools and EpiPens at the ready. We have reason to be cautious, as 1 in 13 American children have food allergies, but what foods should we watch out for?

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the most common allergens are in the proteins in cow’s milk, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and fish, especially shellfish.

Check out the slideshow above to find out what foods you should be cautious of.

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