Food Allergy occurs to people due to their body’s system being intolerant to particular dishes and it can show up in different ways. The condition can affect the respiratory system. Some of the symptoms include a tingling feeling in the mouth, vomiting and skin rashes.
HOW IS FOOD ALLERGY DIAGNOSED?
Proper diagnosis of food allergies is extremely important. Studies have shown that many suspected food allergies are actually caused by other conditions such as a food intolerance. Skin tests and blood tests are often recommended. A food challenge under the care of your allergist / immunologist may also be needed to confirm an allergy.
HOW IS FOOD ALLERGY TREATED?
There is currently no cure for food allergies. Proper diagnosis is essential to help in preventing the symptoms by completely avoiding the food. Medications will help in dealing with reactions or symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
For mild allergies, antihistamines may be prescribed. For severe allergies, you will need constant and regular medical supervision.