Food Allergens!!!! -Symptoms

    Food Allergens!!!!

                                                             

                                                                  

The work of body’s immune system is to identify and destroy germs (such as bacteria or viruses) that make us sick. Food allergy results when the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein as a threat and causes allergic reactions. Therefore food allergens are typically naturally-occurring proteins in foods or derivatives of them that cause abnormal immune responses.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction!!!!   

                                       

 

When a person comes in contact with an allergen, the symptoms of a reaction may progress from mild to severe depending on the quantity of food consumed. The most severe form of an allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis. A person experiencing an allergic reaction may have any of the following symptoms:

  • Flushed face, rash, red and itchy skin
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, throat and tongue, , rapid heartbeat, loss of consciousness
  • Trouble in breathing, speaking or swallowing, cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting
  • Anxiety, distress, faintness, paleness, sense of doom, weakness, drop in blood pressure

Note: Symptoms of allergies and the amount of food needed to trigger a reaction vary from person to person.

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