The occurrence of food allergy usually happens within 3 years of age. Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal pain is some of the symptoms of food allergies.
The most dangerous symptom is anaphylactic shock, severe allergic reaction that affects the entire body and can be deadly. Other symptoms may include hypertension or hypotension, and fever.
Symptoms of food allergy are usually burning and redness of the mouth, eyes and skin, constant itching and sneezing
Risk factors include family history, asthma, low enzyme activity. An important prerequisite for prevention of food allergies is continued breastfeeding the baby.
It is important to know that there is a huge difference between food intolerance and food allergy. Food intolerance is the inability of the body to process certain types of food since it cannot process certain enzymes.
Who are the main suspects in food allergies?
One of the foods that most commonly cause allergies are peanuts and tree nuts – hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, chestnuts.
Because of intolerance to lactose (milk sugar) occurs and allergy to milk and milk products.
Eggs are a common allergen. Ovomukoid protein, ovalbumin, and lysozyme ovotransferin contained in eggs are the main culprits for this.
Fish and seafood are also included foods that often cause allergies. Avoid shellfish, shrimp, oysters, crabs and other crustaceans.
Wheat and soy or gluten exactly and letitsia can also cause food allergies.
When having food allergy it is important always to know exactly what you eat. You should read very carefully the labels of the food you consume in order to protect yourself from allergens.
If anyway you eat something you are allergic to you should always have anti allergic medication.