Chapter 1-Food Allergies
Allergy reactions can be mild to severe. The mild symptoms are to milk, eggs, and wheat which include stomach aches, vomiting, hives, cramps, and sometimes rashes. If some one is allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, and they eat one, a more severe reaction may occur. They could have an anaphylaxis shock, which means they could stop breathing, and their tongue could swell up. The symptoms usually start happening when you digest the food. It is important to be aware of what you eat and the ingredients in foods if you have food allergies.
Chapter 2- Environmental Allergies
Chapter 3- Prevention and Treatment
Now, if you do go near or eat, something you are allergic to, there are a few things that can help. These are called antihistamines. Antihistamines can be taken as pills, liquid, shots, or eye drops. Benadryl, Claritin, and Zyrtec are some examples of antihistamines. If you have an anaphylaxis reaction, where you can't breath, you have to use an Epi-Pen or Avi-qu. These help you breath for about 20 minutes. Right after you use this, you have to rush right to the hospital where they will try to help you.
This is where you will find allergy information on a food label.
A Medical Alert Bracelet
These will help you breath for 20 minutes if you have an anaphlaxis shock.
Did you know...?
- About 90% of children outgrow mild food allergies by age 7
- 100s of people in the world die every year from anaphylaxis shock
- Every 3 minutes someone goes to the ER for an allergic reaction
- The amount of people with allergies doubled in the past 25 years
- Hay fever is caused by pollen, not hay
- People in 2015 are calling spring a "Pollen Tsunami"
- Climate changes cause environmental allergies to start sooner and last longer
Mild -adj.- not strong in action
Severe -adj.- very bad, serious, or unpleasant
Pollen -noun- the usually yellow dust that is produced by a plant
Cure -noun- that stops a disease and makes someone healthy again
Allergen -noun- substance that causes an allergy
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