Food Allergy Facts That Everyone Should Know

Food allergies are immune reactions to specific foods and may range from digestive upsets to blocked airways to anaphylaxis to even death. These food allergies affect 6-8 percent of children below 3 years and 3 percent of adults. The most common foods that cause ninety percent of allergic reactions are milk, wheat, fish, eggs, peanuts, soybeans and crustacean shellfish. Potential allergic food reactions can be prevented by reading food labels.

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Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.