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Food Allergy

Food Allergy Causes

The food allergy is primarily cause by the malfunctioning of the immune system, causing it to react as it identifies food as a threat to the body, and produces antibodies. This signals the body to release histamine and other chemicals in o the bloodstream, which are partly the reason for the allergic reactions. Among the identified food that triggers allergies include peanuts, eggs, fish, tree nuts and shellfish.

Food Allergy Definition

While there are some people who have bad reactions to certain food, the real food allergy is actually triggered by the body's immune system and is known to be a rare condition. The hypersensitivity to food can cause a number of serious problem and can even lead to death.

Food Allergy Diagnosis

A physical examination, blood and skin test are among the primary basis of a diagnosis of food allergy.

Food Allergy Symptoms and Signs

The reaction to food allergy can vary from one person to another, ranging from mild to fatal. The reactions and symptoms can be evident after a few minutes after intake of food. This includes the tingling sensation in the mouth, eczema and hives, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea, vomiting, nasal congestion and difficulty in breathing, fainting and dizziness and swollen parts of the body.

Food Allergy Treatment

The only way effective way to avoid an allergic reaction is to diligently avoid the foods that cause all the signs and symptoms of an allergy attack. Antihistamine drugs are also useful.

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