Food Allergies

" Food Hypersensitivity "

Definition

An unpleasant or dangerous immune system reaction after a certain food is eaten.

Symptoms

  • Skin Rashes
  • Swelling
  • Itching inside mouth
  • Digestive problems
  • In severe cases may cause death

Most common foods that cause an allergic reaction

" Avoidance is the best medicine "

Beneficial Foods

There are not any beneficial foods that could help cure or prevent this aliment. You usually do not even know you have this allergy until you try something and realize the symptoms that you get may be triggered by a certain food.

Treatment

In mild cases you can take an Antihistamine which is a type of pharmaceutical drug you can receive over the counter like Zyrtec. In some severe cases you may need an injection of the drug Epinephrine (EpiPen) or emergency room care.

Duration

Food allergies are usually chronic and last for many years or are life long.

Effects

Most effects that food allergies have on people are non-beneficial to the body. Most food allergies are treatable by a medical professional and are usually self diagnosed.

By: Alexandra Rossi