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Ireland’s most common food allergies include peanuts, milk, and eggs, as well as wheat and fish! Yep, that’s right, the ingredients that are everywhere! Food sensitivities have never been more common, and the effects are obvious!

There is though, a difference between a food allergy and food intolerance or sensitivity, despite the terms being used interchangeably. It is vitally important that you know the difference, but also that you are aware of what allergies and intolerances you may have. In this blog, we will describe the different meanings of intolerances and allergies, as well as listing the most common food allergies which you should look out for.

What does the future hold for those suffering from common food allergies?

Think back to when you were at school, how many people do you know suffered from food allergies? Not many. So, why are there so many now? Is it simply because we didn’t know back then, or because we are more aware, or that foods have more ingredients and technology included in them? Luckily, people are more knowledgeable about allergies now, so if you suspect that you have a food allergy or any other allergy then please immediately consult your doctor. They can provide you with advice and medication on how to deal with your symptoms. If you think you may have an intolerance, then you can order a test for intolerance here.

Ireland’s most common food allergies

Look below and see if any of these items cause your symptoms, and if so, make sure you order an intolerance here:

  1. Milk
  2. Eggs
  3. Shellfish
  4. Wheat
  5. Soya
  6. Peanuts
  7. Other nuts
  8. Fish

These eight common food allergies account for a huge amount of allergic reactions. However, please do make sure you know the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance. Both the symptoms and the severity vary, but what we really want to emphasise is that there is a BIG difference, especially as allergies can be life-threatening. We do not test for food allergies but we do test for food intolerances, so please order your intolerance test here if you suspect that you may be intolerant to any of the above items.

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