Southwest Allergy & Asthma Center



6100 Windcom Court,
Suite 101
Plano, Texas 75093

Serving: Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Carrollton, Richardson, Lewisville, Garland, Dallas, The Colony, Addison, Coppell, Little Elm, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 398 - 3500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

In the Texoma Medical Plaza adjacent to the new Texoma Medical Center
5012 South US HWY 75,
Suite 150
Denison, Texas 75020

Serving: Denison, Sherman, Bonham, Gainesville, Pottsboro, Van Alstyne, McKinney, Prosper, Durant (OK) and Madill (OK)

(903) 463 - 8400Telephone:
(903) 463 - 8500FAX:

7785 Eldorado Pkwy,
Suite 500
McKinney, Texas 75070

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 542 - 0500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

In Twin Creeks Medical Center Two
1101 Raintree Cir,
Suite 140
Allen, Texas 75013

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(469) 656 - 1057Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

12950 Dallas Pkwy,
Suite 700
Frisco, Texas 75033

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 569 - 8500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

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Meat Allergy

What is a meat allergy?

Meat allergy is an abnormal immune reaction to the proteins found in meats, including beef, chicken or pork.

Is meat allergy common?

Meat allergy is not very common in children or adults. The prevalence is probably less than 0.1%.

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to meat?

Classic allergic reactions usually include a red, itchy rash called hives that occurs within minutes of ingesting foods containing the food allergen. Hives can progress to or occur as part of a more serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may include any of the following symptoms: wheezing or other breathing problems; vomiting, diarrhea or stomach cramps; face, mouth, or throat swelling; or signs of shock, including low blood pressure, dizziness, and passing out.

Do people outgrow meat allergy?

In some individuals the allergy may be lifelong. As meat allergy is not as common as other types of allergy, the natural history is not as well described.

What things should I avoid?

If you are allergic to a type of meat, you should avoid eating that type of meat. In addition you should avoid foods that may have been contaminated with or have come into contact with this meat.

Is cross contamination a concern?

Many foods are inadvertently contaminated with meat products during their processing or preparation. Any foods prepared in a facility that handles meat products are at risk for being contaminated.

How and when can I reintroduce meats?

You should consult with your physician regarding when and how to reintroduce meat into you or your child’s diet. Your physician may use skin or blood tests to determine if it is safe to reintroduce a meat into the diet.

Is my child allergic to all meats?

Individuals with a meat allergy will usually tolerate other types of meat. You should check with your healthcare provider to determine which meats are safe to eat.

Is it safe to eat beef if my child is allergic to cow’s milk?

Most children with cow’s milk allergy will tolerate beef without problems.

Is it safe to eat chicken meat if my child is egg allergic?

Most children with egg allergy will be able to eat chicken meat without complications.

Is it safe to breast-feed my child?

Breast-feeding is generally safe in children with a meat allergy, if the mother avoids foods containing the concerning meat.