How can I manage a food allergy effectively?

Managing a food allergy involves:

  • Strict avoidance of the allergen and being vigilant about reading food labels for hidden ingredients.
  • Individuals with food allergies should carry an epinephrine auto-injector at all times and know how to use it in case of accidental exposure.
  • It’s also crucial to educate family members, friends, caregivers, and school personnel about the allergy and its management to prevent accidental exposure.
  • Seeking guidance from a healthcare provider, such as an allergist, can help develop a personalized management plan tailored to the individual’s specific needs.