How to distinguish intolerance from allergy

Several clues in the history of a reaction will lead a clinician or interested party towards classifying that reaction as either allergic or intolerant. Some of these

Table 4.1 The 'big 8' foods that cause more than 90% of IgE-associated reactions in children

Milk

Tree nuts (and sesame)

Egg

Wheat

Soy

Fish

Peanut

Shellfish

features relate to the foods, but some relate to the subjects reporting the symptoms.

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