What is a Food Allergy?
A food allergy happens when the immune system reacts to a component of the food we eat. It manifests by means of problems in the digestive system, urticaria, or swelling of airways.
Types of food allergies?
Several foods can cause allergies. The most common are milk, nuts, peanuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, eggs.
What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?
Food allergy can have effects on organs besides de GI tract, and these organs can react seriously with a range of symptoms, while food intolerance symptoms are usually less serious and mostly limited to the digestive system.
What happens when you have a food allergy?
When you have a food allergy you can get abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, swelling of the face, swelling of the air ways and trouble breathing, as well as itching, or nasal congestion.
What causes a food allergy?
A food allergy happens when the immune system releases chemicals to attack mostly protein components in foods.
What are the 10 most common food allergies?
The 10 most common food allergies are:
- Tree nuts
- Fruits and vegetables
- Sesame seeds