Dispelling Internet Myths About Allergy

See the difference between science and Internet "noise": 114,000 search results for "Caffeine Allergy" from Google http://bit.ly/3JoV6U and zero from PubMed.
There is only one (1) obscure case report of "Anaphylaxis due to caffeine" from 2003 http://bit.ly/eEjYt

The classic Middleton's Allergy textbook mentions caffeine in the section for non-allergic adverse reactions to foods as a cause of tremors, cramps, diarrhea.

There is a similar Internet "pollution" when searching for "Chocolate Allergy" http://bit.ly/11fPke - a condition defined in the current guidelines for food allergy as "vanishingly rare" http://bit.ly/rbaZ4

More about dispelling Internet myths: contrary to popular belief, strawberry allergy is uncommon http://bit.ly/ecoCM

In conclusion,
please be sure to receive your information about allergic diseases from allergists, other physicians and reputable sources.

References:

Chocolate Allergy? It's Vanishingly Rare
Contrary to popular belief, strawberry allergy is uncommon
Food Allergy
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