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Preventing food allergies

Parents may be interested in how they can prevent food allergies. The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) recommends the following:

In the first year of life, all infants should be given foods such as peanut butter, tree nuts, cooked egg, dairy, seafood and wheat products. This includes infants at high risk of allergy. This can reduce their chances of becoming allergic to these foods.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed July 2018.

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