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We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
Allergic reactions to food occur when your immune system mistakes a food ingredient, usually a protein, for something harmful and creates a defensive reaction to fight it. Only 2 percent of adults and 6 percent of children have a true food allergy. Most of the time, the reaction is not a true allergy but intolerance to the food or an inability to digest it properly.
The most common types of foods that trigger true allergic reactions are peanuts; tree nuts like walnut, pecans, cashews, and almonds; fish; shellfish; milk; eggs; soy products; wheat; and sesame seeds.
With good self-care, you can learn to avoid foods that trigger your symptoms or treat a reaction if you have one.
Symptoms of a food allergy usually occur quickly (30 to 60 minutes after eating or being exposed to the food). It may take only a small amount of the food to trigger a reaction. Your reaction can range from mild to severe.
Common symptoms of an allergic reaction are:
It is important to determine if you have a food allergy or intolerance. The first step is to ask you questions about your medical history and to do a physical exam. This will help determine what additional allergy tests to perform and how to interpret the test results.
To better understand what may be triggering symptoms, we may ask that you:
If additional allergy tests are needed, they may include:
Avoiding the food that triggers symptoms is the most effective way to treat your food allergy, but that may be challenging to accomplish.
Here are some tips to consider:
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder.
This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.