Natural Cures Guide to Common Food Allergy Triggers

Over 90% of food allergies are brought upon by less than ten foods or food ingredients. The most common food allergies are caused by:

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These foods, whilst common food allergy culprits, can actually cause severe symptoms in the allergic person.

Peanuts for example can cause death by anaphylaxis in severe cases. This can occur extremely quickly after ingestion of peanuts and is most commonly seen in children.

For this reason it is recommended that children are not given any foods containing peanuts for as long as possible. Many unsuspecting foods contain traces of peanuts so it is best to check the packaging before feeding your child.

Other symptoms of allergic reactions can include skin itchiness, rashes, dryness and redness (for example eczema), swellings, diarrhea, gastro-intestinal issues, respiratory problems and even neurological problems.

Milk and egg allergies are amongst the most common food allergy categories in the United States and around the world. Cow’s milk protein can cause an immune reaction in some people. This is also a sign of lactose-intolerance.

People who are hypersensitive to egg yolk or egg whites can suffer from an overreaction of the immune system. This can then lead to further serious symptoms.

A common food allergy need not ruin your or your child’s life, but it is important to be aware of possible allergens and the signs of an allergic reaction.

It is possible to undergo allergy tests to determine which foods (and other substances) you or your child may be allergic to. This is often a wise precaution to take as it may save you from grief later down the track.

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