Complications of food allergy can include:
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- Anaphylaxis. This is a life-threatening allergic reaction.
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema). Food allergy may cause a skin reaction, such as eczema.
- Migraines. Histamines, released by your immune system during an allergic reaction, have been shown to trigger migraines in some people.
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