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Allergy-causing food. Gloved hand with food which can cause allergies. The foods are tomatoes (lower left), walnuts (bottom left), an egg (bottom centre), strawberries (bottom right and in hand), kiwi fruit (lower right) and a glass of milk (centre). Food allergies are mainly caused by the lack of a particular digestive enzyme in the sufferer. Symptoms of a food allergy include tingling in the mouth, swelling of the lips, abdominal distension, vomiting and diarrhoea. The main categories of food which cause food allergies are citrus fruits, eggs, dairy produce, shellfish and wheat-based cereal.
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