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Soy Allergy

Soy Allergy Causes

Like most food allergies, soy allergy is triggered by a malfunction in the body's immune system. It identifies soy as a harmful product, thereby triggering an allergic reaction and releases histamine to help the body ward off the irritant.

Soy Allergy Definition

Soy allergy is known to affect only about one percent of Americans. This condition triggers an allergic to any soy-based product, as well as infant formulas with soy, and is mostly found in infants. However, in most cases, children will outgrow soy allergy by the age of three.

Soy Allergy Diagnosis

Symptoms are the best basis for a diagnosis along with a thorough physical examination and interview on the possible causes of the allergic reaction. To confirm the soy allergy, a skin test is usually administered along with blood tests.

Soy Allergy Symptoms and Signs

In most cases, symptoms of soy allergy are not serious and are only known to develop mild discomfort such as a tingling sensation in the mouth, hives, swelling of the lips, abdominal pain, runny rose, sore throat and dizziness.

Soy Allergy Treatment

Treatment generally include avoidance to any soy-based products, especially in children. For infants, parents are advised to ask their doctors on alternative infant formulas for soy milk.

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