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Health Notes

Food Allergies

The Benjamin School is a "food allergy safe school". A food allergy is a specific type of adverse reaction involving the immune system. The body produces what is called an allergic, or immunoglobulin E(IgE), antibody to a food. Once a specific food is ingested and binds with the IgEantibody, an allergic response ensues.

The Most Common Signs of a Food Allergy

List of 5 items.

  • Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Nausea, or Vomiting

  • Dizziness, Light Headedness or Fainting

  • Hives

  • Swelling of the Lips, Face, Tongue and Throat

  • Wheezing, Nasal Congestion or Trouble Breathing

8 Most Common Allergens







Severe allergic reaction to food is called ANAPHYLAXIS. There may be more extreme symptoms as shown.
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