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Food Allergies


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Your Allergy might be with Food and not Seasonal

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The difference between a food allergy and intolerance is a food allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to certain proteins in food and food intolerance occurs when the body has a chemical reaction to eating a particular food or drink.

Allergy symptoms range from mild to anaphylaxis, so make sure your eating food that is compatible with you and doesn’t cause an allergy or intolerance.

9 Major Food Allergens with Symptoms

1. Eggs – Skin reactions, Runny Nose, and Itchy and Watery Eyes (hay fever), Cramps, Nausea, or Vomiting.

2. Fish – Raised Red Bumps on Skin (hives), Swelling of the lips, Tingling of the throat and mouth, Itchy Skin and Rash. Runny Nose. Tightening of the throat. Stomach pain, Vomiting.

3. Milk – Hives, Wheezing, Itching or Tingling feeling on lips and mouth, Swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat. Coughing or shortness of breath. Vomiting.

4. Peanuts – Vomiting, Stomach cramps, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Wheezing, Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing. Repetitive cough, Tightness in Throat, hoarse voice.

5. Shellfish – Vomiting, stomach cramps, indigestion, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing. Repetitive cough. Tightness in throat, hoarse voice. Weak Pulse, Pale or blue coloring of the skin.

6. Sesame – Flushed face, hives or a rash, red and itchy skin. Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, and tongue. Trouble breathing, speaking, or swallowing. Cramps, diarrhea, vomiting.

7. Soybeans – Hives, Itching or Eczema. Tingling sensation in the mouth. Swelling of lips, Face, Tongue, Throat, or other parts of the body. Wheezing, runny nose, or trouble breathing. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting.

8. Tree Nuts (Walnuts, Almonds, Hazelnut, Pecan, Cashews & Pistachio) - Raised red bumps on the skin (hives), runny nose, cramps, nausea, or vomiting.

9. Wheat – Swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth or throat. Hives, itchy rash or swelling of the skin. Nasal congestion. Headache. Difficulty breathing. Cramps, Nausea, or vomiting. Diarrhea. Anaphylaxis.

12 Minor Food Allergens with Symptoms

1. Avocados – Itchy mouth, scratchy throat and swelling in and around the mouth and throat.

2. Bell Pepper – Respiratory problems, itchy, swollen eyes, Asthma, Wheezing, Headaches, Eczema, Abdominal pain, swelling of the face and mouth.

3. Berries – (Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Blueberries, Blackberries) Skin rash, hives, and eczema, itching and tingling in mouth, throat tightness, itchy skin, wheezing, and difficulty breathing, coughing and congestion and stomach distress.

4. Carrots – Itchy mouth, Swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat. Wheezing, gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting.

5. Celery – Redness, mild swelling or itching of the lips, tongue, inside of the mouth, soft palate, and ears. Itching and mild swelling of the throat.

6. Mushrooms – Nausea, Headaches, Light-Headedness, Hives, Rashes, Diarrhea, Cramping, and Wheezing.

7. Mustard – Skin, Gastrointestinal tract, cardio system, and respiratory tract. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps. Hives, itching, eczema. Wheezing, nasal congestion, shortness of breath and repetitive cough.

8. MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) - Bloating, gas, diarrhea, headaches, abdominal pain, tingling skin.

9. Onions – Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, itching, hives, or rash, swelling of the face, lips, or throat. Trouble breathing.

10. Potato – Reaction to touching, peeling, or eating. Rhinitis, itchy or stinging eyes, a runny or stuffy nose, and sneezing. Red itchy skin.

11. Pumpkin – Rare but can have itchy eyes, swollen eyelids, sneezing and chest tightness. From eating or carving one.

12. Spices – Diarrhea, Nausea, upset stomach, bloating, hives, swelling of the lips, shortness of breath and anaphylaxis.

These are just a few of possible food allergies in people.


Food Allergies - US Food and Drug Administration -



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