The 8 Most Common Food Allergies

Allergies are being spread by different things like pollen, grass, different trees and others. All these things are called allergens which can become a cause of allergy.

Now, I am going to tell you that you can face allergies to some specific food because you are allergic to that food.

“What food? How is it possible? I can’t believe this.” Yeah, I know you are surprised because commonly we cannot think that food items can offer allergies.

Well, we are talking about food allergies, which commonly affect just 8% of children and 5% adults in a rough estimate.

Here we will discuss what food allergy is actually, what kind of foods can become the cause of allergies and more. Without any delay let us go to the point:

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What Is a Food Allergy?

Before knowing about the 8 common food allergies, we have to know about food allergy. It is a condition in which specific foods attack you and trigger an abnormal immune response.

If you are suffering from food allergy, then even a short amount of that food may create a problem for you.

You can face the below symptoms within a few minutes if you are allergic to it:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Swelling of the tongue, mouth or face
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Hives
  • Vomiting abnormal immune response.(ecific foods attack on you and trigger mune

In severe cases, the allergy may become a cause of anaphylaxis. The symptoms of anaphylaxis are swelling of the throat, shortness of breath, low blood pressure and rash.

Here we are going to discuss, the eight most common food allergies.

  1. Peanuts:

Allergy Testing and Treatment Allergy Consultants – LondonAllergy.com have said that peanuts are one of the food allergens and it can cause anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a sudden and deadly condition and this condition needs immediate treatment.

From last few years, peanut allergy is rising in children and a lot of cases are reported.

If you are thinking that how can you know that are you suffering from a peanut allergy or not, then here are some symptoms. If you are suffering these symptoms, it means it is a peanut allergy.

Symptoms:

Itchy skin or hives,

Nausea

Runny or congested nose

Tingling sensation around the mouth or throat

After eating peanuts, if you are getting sick always then you should go for treatment. If your allergist diagnoses that you have peanut allergy then you should follow his instructions and must take proper treatment.

In short, a peanut allergy can take you at any severe and deadly condition, so you should go to the doctor earlier and save your life by following the instructions.

  1. Cow’s Milk

Milk is essential of our healthy life but cow’s milk is spreading allergy especially in children and babies.

Cow’s milk allergy is the most common and serious kind of babies’ allergy. It appears within 10-30 minutes after taking cow’s milk.

Symptoms:

Hives

Swelling

Vomiting

Constipation or diarrhea

Rashes

Inflammation in the gut wall

If your baby is suffering from cow’s milk allergy then you should avoid all foods which contain it. Like:

Cow milk and milk powder

Cheese and butter

Margarine and yogurt

Cream and Ice cream

You should remove all these milk products from the diet plan of your children and strictly follow the doctor supervision. Replace milk items with other protein and calcium resources.

  1. Wheat

Wheat allergy affects children the most. It can occur due to proteins of wheat and it is commonly diagnosed through skin testing.

If you have noticed that your child is getting sick after eating wheat products then you should notice the following symptoms.

The most common symptoms of a wheat allergy:

Eczema

Asthma

Allergic rhinitis

Nasal congestion

Hives

Skin swelling

Diarrhea

Vomiting

Watery and itchy eyes

Bloated stomach

Irritation in mouth and throat

If all these symptoms are appearing in your child then without any delay you should go for medications.

You should avoid all products of wheat and make a wheat-free diet plan for your kid.

  1. Eggs

Egg allergy is also a common allergy of children. Some children are allergic to egg whites just because its protein is slightly different from proteins of egg yolks.

Here are the most common symptoms of egg allergy:

Respiratory problems

Stomach ache and digestive distress

Skin reactions

If your kid is feeling irritated and suffering from all these mentioned symptoms then you should plan an egg-free diet for him.

It is not necessary that you should avoid all egg products because, after heating eggs, it can change the protein reactions.

  1. Tree Nuts

Do you know what tree nut allergy is? If not then let me tell you, an allergy to some nuts and seeds which come from trees is called tree nuts allergy. It is also a common food allergy found in 1% of people only. It is associated with severe reactions so if you are suffering from this kind of allergy, you should avoid all type of tree nuts, included:

Pistachios

Macadamia nuts

Almonds

Walnuts

Brazil nuts

Cashews

Pine nuts

The people who are suffering from tree nuts allergy are also not allowed to take food products which are having these nuts, such as nut butter and oils.

  1. Shellfish

Mollusk and crustacean families of fish which are known shellfish are a cause to spread this allergy. You will be thinking that what are shellfish, here are examples of shellfish:

Squid

Lobster

Crayfish

Prawns

Scallops

Shrimp

Sometimes it is difficult to decide which shellfish is harmful to a person who is suffering from the allergy so, that person should avoid all type of shellfish.

You must know that the common trigger of shellfish allergy is a protein called tropomyosin. If you are also suffering from it then it is necessary for you that you should remove all shellfish from your diet.

  1. Fish

Like a shellfish allergy, fish can also cause a serious fatal allergic reaction.

Symptoms:

Vomiting

Diarrhea

You should avoid fish and fish made products, for your healthy life.

  1. Soy:

Soy allergy is spreading with a protein of soybeans and its products. According to researches, 70% of children are allergic to soy.

Symptoms:

Runny nose

Itchy and tingly mouth

Asthma and breathing difficulties

Rashes

If you or your children are suffering from this allergy then you should remove the items contain soybeans from your life.

End note

These are eight common food allergies; if you are suffering from any above food allergies then you should avoid the harmful products according to your symptoms.

Because health is wealth!

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