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  • Food is rarely a trigger for asthma attacks in most people with asthma.
  • Only 2.5% of people with asthma are triggered by food.
  • A severe allergic reaction to food can cause anaphylaxis which is a medical emergency.
  • If a person has food allergies and asthma, some foods or food chemicals (colours or preservatives) may trigger asthma symptoms.
  • Always consult with your doctor or dietitian if you think that certain foods or food additives may be triggering asthma attacks.
  • This information should not replace advice from your doctor.

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Reviewed on: 17-11-2022