Few Foods That Are Known To Prompt Allergies


Food allergies are common but in some cases it becomes tough to diagnose them. They can cause different symptoms in different people and can have some severe effects on your health too such as choking, breathlessness and even stroke.

Here are some foods that are commonly known to trigger allergies. If you feel uneasy after having them make sure you consult your doctor to find out if you could be allergic to it.

1. Shellfish

This kind of allergy is triggered on consumption of crustacean and mollusk families of fish such as shrimp, prawn, lobster, squid and scallops. It happens when the body starts attacking the proteins found in such seafood and a common trigger is a particular type of protein called tropomyosin. It can cause diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain.

2. Milk

A lot of people seem to be allergic to cow’s milk and this allergy is commonly noticed in children. Therefore, it is suggested not to give babies cow’s milk at least till they are six months old. People tend to have a reaction to the IgE allergy within 5 to 10 minutes of milk consumption. You may experience symptoms such as hives, vomiting and diarrhea.

3. Nuts

Tree nuts such as cashews, almonds, pistachios and pine nuts are all known to cause trigger allergic reactions. Allergy to one kind of nut often leads to the risk of developing an allergy to other nuts too. People who are allergic to nuts must also avoid nut butter and nut oil. While some allergies may die down over the years, nut allergy is known to be a lifelong condition.

4. Eggs

An egg allergy often has hidden symptoms and therefore, may go undetected for a while. For some people, their throat may swell up and they may find if difficult to breathe even when they take ab bite of a food that contains egg. Some studies have also shown that an egg allergy may be linked to skin inflammation.

These are the most common foods that cause allergies but there some other foods too that are less risky but may trigger allergies such as raw onions, flaxseeds, mushrooms, sugar, garlic and more. Watch out of them and make sure you get in touch with a medical experts if any of these foods make you feel uneasy.

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