Food allergies are adverse reactions to ingestion of certain proteins. Though similar, they are not the same as food intolerance. If you experience vomiting, abdominal cramps or rashes after consuming a certain food, you may be allergic to that food. Most food allergies are not serious, but severe conditions such as anaphylaxis can be life-threatening.
The most common foods to cause food allergies are fish, peanuts, shellfish, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy and some fruits such as kiwi, pear, apple and peach. Vegetables like potato, celery, carrot and parsnip can also cause food allergies.
Symptoms of food allergies include –
· Suffocation or trouble breathing
· Skin rash
· Vomiting or abdominal pain
· Swelling or itching in the mouth and throat
The best way to avoid adverse allergic reactions is to avoid the allergen completely. In some case a small amount of the allergen can be tolerated by an individual. This is something that should be determined by a medical professional in order to avoid an accidental and potentially dangerous reaction.
Children under the age of three are most likely to suffer from food allergies. Nowadays, tests can be done to determine food allergies in young children. People with allergies usually suffer throughout their lives, but in some rare case allergies can develop later on in life. Allergy tests can be done to identify common allergy-causing foods. In any case, diagnosis is tricky. If you suspect that you or your child has a food allergy, do not make any drastic changes in your or your child’s diet without consulting a physician.
To get access to an action plan for food allergy treatment, visit www.bestallergyclinic.com or or call us at 240-5583130 and consult a Silver Spring Allergy Doctor today.