Common Food Allergies You Should Know in Babies, Children & Adults

Allergies - United States (on September 14, 2014 11:08 AM)

Common food allergies are many types, if you’re allergic from food then discover to change your food habits which causes the food allergic symptoms, all foods are capable to make the reason of allergy but medically research has showed the list of foods that counts 90 percent causes to food allergic in United States.


Food allergy happens when immune system of body responds abnormally to some kind of foods you may experience to eat or drink, allergy reaction may appear & effect at skin, respiratory tracks, gastrointestinal track and cardiovascular system.


Food allergy is impacting around 225 million people globally and major victims & sign of allergic symptoms are likely happened in children. Americans are not for behind in the list of allergic from food and estimated 12 million cases diagnose from food allergy.


List of Foods That May Cause Allergy


Cow's Milk


Tree nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts)

Fish (bass, cod, flounder)

Shellfish (crab, lobster, shrimp)




What is the Symptoms of Food Allergy?

Symptoms of food allergy is often seen mild to severe, notably food allergic symptoms can be appear suddenly even some time develop within one hour of time, this happens because immune system may respond to small quantity of allergen.


Sometime food allergies may be very dangerous even life threating, especially if food allergy attacks at breathing then it may be fatal allergic attack particularly for those who have already patients of asthma.


Mild Symptoms for Food Allergy




Itchy, watery eyes



Stomach cramps


Sever Symptoms for Food Allergy

Breathing trouble with wheezing

Swelling of the lips, tongue or throat

Hives like itchy, blotchy and raised rash

Dizziness or faintness

Nausea & vomiting      


Milk Allergy

Milk is often causes the allergy, especially in cow milk certain types of proteins are the one reason to develop the allergic reaction. Studies shows that chances to gain allergy from cow milk is likely higher than other foods but sad news for those children with milk allergy much faster develop allergic responses from other foods such as from eggs 58 percent, peanuts 34 percent and 47 percent from soy.


What Happens if You're Peanut Allergic

Allergy from peanut is common but if children are sensitive from peanut allergy have less probability to come out of it in life times.  Attach of peanut allergy can be very serious and may result anaphylaxis severe type of allergy that stops breathing and also cause the cardiac attack. In such cases immediate medical treatment requires in form of short epinephrine and patient should look after many hours that symptom will not return again or accidental occur any time may happen though it’s rare.


Diagnosis Measures

Food allergies can be diagnose from severity of symptoms, patient will mild symptoms doctor will usually advice to develop the schedule of food for eating or drinking, and remove the food from your eating list which causes the allergy and slowly return them in eating schedule to check if symptoms return back.

For severe allergies such as skin, doctors will advise you for blood test to identify if its egg, peanut, milk or fish allergy.


Treatment of Food Allergy

Tough medications are important in severe cases of food allergy but avoidance is very important instead of medication. One precaution is to buy healthy food, if you visit the super market to purchase the food to make sure no signs of allergen on food.


Normally mid symptoms often not required to be treated; just prevention of food that causes the allergy is enough or antihistamine is enough for treatment.


Your doctor will prescribe the treatment in there are serious signs of allergy.  Usually steroids are given which should not take for a long time of period because steroids have many side effects.   

Common Food Allergies

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