Asthma and food allergy symptoms often overlap. Respiratory symptoms that are common to asthma – coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath – are also common in food-induced anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Studies show 35-50 percent of people with food allergy have asthma. It’s suspected there are many people with asthma who don’t know they have a food allergy.


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