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Allergy at a Glance

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A LLERGY A T A G LANCE S YMPTOMS OF M ILK A LLERGY
I NDIVIDUALS
WHO ARE S UFFERING FROM MILK A LLERGY

MUST STRICTLY AVOID MILK , ANY FOO D T HAT CONTAI NS MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS IN ORDER TO PREV ENT ALL ERGIC REACTIONS SUCH AS HI VES , WHEEZING , A ND VOMITING . A VOIDING THES E T YPES OF FOOD MAY B E DIFFI CULT DUE TO THE FACT THAT VARIOUS PRO DUCTS MAY CONTAIN MI LK WITHOUT YOU K NOWI NG . F OOD ALLERGIES AND FO OD INTOLERANCE ARE SOME TIMES MIX ED U P . A FFECT ED INDIVIDUALS MAY EX PE RIENCE S YMPTOMS SUCH AS CONSTIPATION , DIARRHEA , BLOATING , ABDOMINAL CRAMPS , AND FLATULENCE . L AB ELS MUST ALWAYS BE CHECK ED BEFORE YOU USE AN I T EM .

M OREOVER , CH ECK THE LAB ELS BEF ORE B UYING A PRODUCT AS WELL . O CCASIONALLY , MANUFACTURERS CHANGE THE

RECIPE OF THEIR PROD UCT AN D ADD AN I NGRE DI ENT THAT MAY TRIGGER YOU ALLE RGY .

I NSECT S TING A LLERGY
T HE
ENTIR E BO DY MAY EXP ERIENC E SEV ERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS CALLED ANA PHYLAXIS . V ARIOUS INSECTS SUCH AS BEES , WASPS , FIRE AN TS , HORNETS , AND YELLOW JACK ETS CAN CAUSE ALLERGIC R EACTIONS . C ARRYING AN EPIN EPHRINE IS IMPOR TAN T . I T CAN REV ERSE LIFE THREATENIN G REACTION S UPON A DMINISTRATION .

TO

PREV ENT ANAPHYLAXI S WITH FUTURE STINGS , ALLERGY

SHOTS ARE RECOMMENDE D . A LLERGY SHO TS ARE RECOMMENDED TO INDIV I DUALS WITH IN SECT S TI NG ALLERGY . I N THE FUTURE , IT CAN PREV EN T THE O CCURRENC E OF ANAPHYLAXIS . S WELLING A ND REDN ES S OF THE AF FECT ED AREA CAN BE EXT ENSIV E AND MAY LAST FOR A WEEK OR TWO . T HES E SYMPTOMS ARE CO MMONLY ACCOMPANIED W I TH NAUSEA , FATIGUE , AN D LOW - GRADE FEVER .

F OOD A LLERGY I NTOLERANCE
T HERE
IS A GREAT CHAN CE THAT EV ERYO NE MAY ACQUIRE FOOD ALLERGIES AN D F OOD INTOL ERANCES . A PERSON MAY EXP ERIENC E UNPL EASAN T REACTIONS AFTER EA TI NG CERTAIN KIN DS OF FOO D . T HEY JUS T DISC OVER TH AT THEY HAVE AN ALLERGY AFTE RWARDS .

B ECAUSE

FOOD ALLERGIE S ARE HEREDI TA RY , ONE OUT THREE INDIVIDUALS SAYS THA T HE MO DIFIES HIS DI ET SINC E ON E MEMBER OF THE FAMILY IS B ELI EVED TO HAVE A FO OD ALLERGY OR THEY ACTU ALLY HAVE A FOO D ALL ERGY . H OWEV ER , THERE ARE APPROXIMAT ELY 5% OF CHILDREN REPORTED TO HAVE FOO D ALLERGIES . A MONG OTHER TYP ES OF ALLERGIES , 4% OF THE CASES OF FOO D ALLERGIES ARE ON T EENS AND A DU LTS .

M OREOVER ,

PEOPL E ARE OFT EN MIS TAK EN WITH THE DIFFERENC E OF FOOD A LLERGIES AND FO OD IN TOLERANCES . T HIS AFFECTS THE DIFF ERENCE OF CLINIC ALLY DIAGNOSED FOOD ALLERGY AND THE PUBLIC PERCEPT ION OF THE PROBLEM . A FOO D ALLERGY IS CHAR ACTERIZED BY THE BODY ' S HYP ERSENSI TIVITY TO A CERTAIN TYPE OF FO OD . T HE IMMUNE SYSTEM RELEAS ES HISTAMINE T HAT CA USES AN ALLERGIC RESPONSE . A LTHOUGH IT MAY RESEM BLE WI TH THE SYMPTOMS OF FOOD ALLERGY , THE SYMPTOMS OF FOOD INTOLERANCE IS NO T B ECAUSE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM . T HE IMMUNE SYSTEM IS ONL Y RESPO NSIBLE F OR THE ALLER GIC REACTIONS DU E TO FOO D ALLERGIES . F OR EXAMPLE , IF A PERSON IS ALLERGIC T O MILK , HE EXPERI ENCES ADVER SE REACTIONS DU E TO THE I NGES TION OF MILK . O N TH E OTHER HAND , A PERSON WHO IS LACT OSE INTOL ERANT EXP ER IENC ES THE INABILITY TO DIG EST OR ABSORB MILK .

S ULFITE A LLERGY E XPLAINED

S ULFITES ,

A GROUP OF SULFUR - BASED CO MPOUNDS , MAY BE ADDED TO FOOD AS ENH ANCERS AN D PRES ERVAT IVES . S ULFITE SENSI TIVITY O CCURS IN ON E OUT OF A HUNDRED INDIVIDUALS IN THE US. S ULFITE S ENSIT IVI TY HAS AN UNKNOWN CAUSE . I T MAY ALSO BE ACQUI R ED REGARDLESS OF AGE .

M ILD

TO LIFE - REACTIONS REACTI ONS MAY BE EX PERIENCED BY SULFITE S ENSITIV E P EOPLE . F OO DS SU CH AS APPLES AND LETTUCE DO NOT CO NTA IN SULFITES . T HIS IS BECAUSE O N 1986 TH E FDA BANN ED THE US E OF SUL FITES ON FRUIT S OR VEGETABL ES WHICH CAN B E EAT EN RAW . S ULFITES USED IN FOOD PREPARATION ARE MANDATED BY LAW TO B E LIST ED AS PART OF A PRODUCT LA BEL . A DDING SULFITES TO CO OKED AND PROCESS ED FOO DS ARE B EING DON E BY CE RTAIN MANUFACTURERS . S ULFITES NATUR ALLY OCCUR IN WIN E A ND BEER .

IT

IS ESS ENTIAL FOR P EOPLE WITH SULFITE S ENSITIVIT Y TO AVOID PRODUCTS WHICH CONTAIN SULFIT ES . L AB EL READIN G IS AN IMPORTANT HABI T T O DEVELOP BY SULF ITE SENSITIV E INDIVIDUALS . W HEN EATIN G OUT , IT IS B EST TO INQUIR E FROM THE PERSON COOK I NG YOUR MEALS IF SU LFITE WAS USED AT AN Y TIME DUR ING PREPARATION .

P OLLEN A LLERGIES F ACTS
P LANTS
PRODUCE TIN Y R OUND OR OVAL POLLEN GRAINS

USED FOR REPRODUCTI O N . T HES E GRAINS ARE SO M INUTE ; IT CANNOT B E SEEN BY TH E NAK ED EY E . I N S OME SPECI ES , THE PLANT USES TH E POLLE N FROM ITS OWN FLOWERS TO FERTILIZE ITSELF . O THER T YPES OF PLAN TS SHOULD BE POLLINATED WITH O THE RS OF THEIR O WN SPEC I ES .

C ROSS - POLLINATION , OR A PLANT ’ S FERT ILIZATION AND FORMING OF SEEDS , THE POLLEN MUST B E T RANSPORTED FROM ONE FLOWER TO A NOTHER OF THE S AME S PECIES . F LOWERING PLANTS EITH ER DEP EN D ON I NSECTS OR WIND TRANSPORT FOR POLLIN ATION . A LLERGIC REACTIONS AR E COMMONLY CAUSED BY PLAIN - LOOKING P LANTS THAT DO NOT HAVE SHOWY FLOWERS S UCH AS TREES , G RASSES AND WEEDS . T HE POLLENS PRODUC ED BY THESE PLANTS HAVE TO B E SUITABLE FOR AIR TRA NSPORT , THEREFO RE THEY MUST BE SMALL , LIGHT , AND DRY . T HE
EDI TOR WRITES EVA LUATIONS , FEEDBACK , & INFORMATIVE CONTENTS ABOUT ALLERGY . D O YOU WISH TO FIND OUT MORE ABOU T A LLERG Y SYMPTO MS ? G ET ANS WERS DIRECTLY FROM THE WR ITER WHO BASICALLY E XPERI ENCED VARIOUS HYPERSENSITI VITY SI NCE CHILDHOOD .

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