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Food - Other Adverse Reactions

Food intolerance is a term that is used for a wide range of adverse reactions to foods that cause symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, gas/flatulence, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), rashes, hives (urticaria), recurrent mouth ulcers or headaches. Food intolerances are sometimes confused with, or mislabeled as food allergies, but they involve the digestive system, whilst food allergies involve the immune system. Unlike food allergy, food intolerances (except for sulphite and benzoate reactions) do not cause anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions), that can be life threatening.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts about Food Allergy 

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Food Intolerance

Milk, Mucus and Cough

Oral Allergy (Pollen Food) Syndrome  

Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE)


EoE Dietary Guide - 2FED 

EoE Dietary Guide - 4FED 

EoE Action Plan 

EoE Management Plan 

Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

FPIES FAQ - including FPIES Dietary Guide 

FPIES Action Plan 

Food Protein Induced Allergic Proctocolitis (FPIAP) and Food Protein Enterocolitis (FPE)

Food Protein Induced Allergic Proctocolitis (FPIAP)

Management Plan for the Delayed Reactions to Food

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Webpage updated March 2024