Food allergies aren’t fun. If you’re lucky, you might just suffer from a bout of hives or a runny nose, but if you’re not, they can lead to serious health complications such as breathlessness or even death.

The thing is, it’s hard to tell if what you’re experiencing is an allergic reaction to a certain food, and if you want an accurate diagnosis, you ought to go for a prick or blood test. In the meantime, though, if you often suffer from seemingly random allergies, it might be worthwhile figuring out if they’re linked to any of these eight common foods. Keep in mind that even if you don’t consume them directly, they could be used in some of the dishes you indulge in.

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