Learn about the top misconceptions about food allergy to help you separate fact from fiction.
Having the right information is important for managing food allergy confidently. Help us educate your communities and share our mythbusters with them!
Myth: Antihistamines and asthma medications can be used to treat anaphylaxis
Myth: Hives are always present during an allergic reaction
Myth: Someone who has been treated with an epinephrine auto-injector doesn’t necessarily need to go to the hospital
Myth: Epinephrine auto-injectors cure food allergy
Myth: Allergic reactions worsen with each exposure to an allergen
Myth: Allergic reactions always happen within minutes of eating a food
Myth: Cross-contamination doesn’t occur through saliva
Myth: Cooking at high temperatures kills allergen proteins
Myth: “May contain” allergen labelling is mandatory
Myth: Someone who has tree nut allergy should avoid peanuts
Myth: Someone who has peanut allergy should avoid all legumes
Myth: Someone who is allergic to food should eat products that “may contain” their allergen
Myth: Trick-or-treat sized candies and chocolates always have the same ingredient list as the full-sized product