Q: My 12-year-old with legume allergies had only had mild reactions. Then recently she ate food that turned out to contain soy flour and experienced anaphylaxis. Could this have to do with hormonal changes, since she has only recently hit puberty?

Dr. Sharma: As your daughter’s case illustrates, food allergy reactions are unpredictable, and severe reactions can still occur even if all previous reactions have been mild.


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