FOOD ALLERGY Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Food allergy is an immune system
reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food even a tiny amount of the
allergy causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems
hives or swollen there ways in some people a food allergy can cause severe
symptoms or even a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis food
allergy affects an estimated six to eight percent of children under age
three and up to three percent of adults while there’s no cure some children
outgrow their food allergy as they get older it’s easy to confuse a food
allergy with a much more common reaction known as food intolerance while
bothersome food intolerance is a less serious condition that does not involve
the immune system symptoms for some people an allergic reaction to a
particular food may be uncomfortable but not severe for other people an allergic
food reaction can be frightening and even life-threatening food allergy
symptoms usually develop within a few minutes to two hours after eating the
offending food the most common food allergy signs and symptoms include
tingling or itching in the mouth hives itching or eczema swelling of the lips
face tongue and throat or other parts of the body
wheezing nasal congestion or trouble breathing abdominal pain diarrhea nausea
or vomiting dizziness lightheadedness or fainting anaphylaxis in some people a
food allergy can trigger a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
this can cause life-threatening signs and symptoms including constriction and
tightening of the Airways a swollen throat or the sensation of a lump in
your throat that makes it difficult to breathe shock with a severe drop in
blood pressure rapid pulse dizziness lightheadedness or loss of
consciousness causes when you have a food allergy your immune system
mistakenly identifies a specific food or a substance in food as something harmful
in respond system triggers cells to release an antibody known as
immunoglobulin E to neutralize the allergy causing food or food substance
the allergen the next time you eat even the smallest amount of that food
immunoglobulin the antibodies sense it and signal your immune system to release
a chemical called histamine as well as other chemicals into your bloodstream
these chemicals cause allergy symptoms in adults the majority of food allergies
are triggered by certain proteins in shellfish such as shrimp lobster and
crab peanuts tree nuts such as walnuts and pecans fish in children food
allergies are commonly triggered by proteins in peanuts tree nuts eggs cow’s
milk wheat soy treatments the only way to avoid an allergic reaction is to
avoid the foods that cause signs and symptoms however despite your best
efforts you may come into contact with a food that causes a reaction for a minor
allergic reaction over-the-counter or prescribed anti histamines may help
reduce symptoms these drugs can be taken after exposure to an allergy causing
food to help relieve itching or hives however antihistamines can’t treat a
severe allergic reaction for a severe allergic reaction
you may need an emergency injection of epinephrine and a trip to the emergency
room many people with allergies carry an epinephrine auto-injector this device is
a combined syringe and concealed needle that injects a single dose of medication
when pressed against your thigh if your doctor has prescribed an epinephrine
auto-injector be sure you know how to use the auto-injector also
sure the people closest to you know how to administer the drug if they are with
you in an anaphylactic emergency they could save your life carry it with you
at all times it may be a good idea to keep an extra autumn Jetta in your car
or in your desk at work always be sure to replace a pine Efrain before it’s
expiration date or it may not work properly every individual needs unique
treatment and care we encourage people with food allergy and their families to
learn as much as possible about the latest medical treatment and approaches
as well as healthy lifestyle choices please subscribe and comment if you have
any latest medical treatment for this illness stay strong live long thank you

One thought on “FOOD ALLERGY Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

  1. My mom still wont believe me even if I have been itching badly with bruises instead they just laughed and said "then why arent you dead yet?"

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