Symptoms That Are Indicators of Food Allergy

Photograph depicting a person experiencing stomach pain caused by a food allergy
  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • November 30, -0001

Sometimes, the immune system of a person has a negative reaction to specific food items. Their body treats certain proteins in such food as a threat and tries to fight it off as if it were harmful pathogens like viruses, bacteria, or parasites. This condition is known as a food allergy, and eating even a small amount of the food that you are allergic to can manifest in symptoms such as hives, digestive problems, swollen airways, etc. In some people, the symptoms can be more severe and can even be fatal. HomoeoCARE provides excellent allergy treatment in homeopathy that can prove to be quite effective in managing the symptoms of food allergy.

Following are the common symptoms of food allergy:

  • Itching, burning, or tingling sensation in the mouth
  • Eczema or hives
  • Swollen face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Swelling in other parts of the body
  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion, wheezing, or difficulty breathing
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, or diarrhoea
  • Dizziness

Homeopathic medicines are completely safe and natural and can help in managing food allergy symptoms without causing any hazardous side-effects.

Anaphylaxis - A dangerous symptom of food allergy

Sometimes, a food allergy can lead to an extreme allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. This is a life-threatening condition, and some of its signs are as under -

  • Shock with a significant drop in blood pressure
  • Sensation of a lump in the throat that causes trouble breathing
  • Rapid pulse
  • Feeling of anxiety or fear
  • Loss of consciousness

Symptoms of anaphylaxis may appear suddenly and can worsen quickly. It requires immediate medical attention, because if the symptoms are left untreated, it can make a person comatose or even result in death.

Difference between food allergy and food intolerance

  1. People often confuse food allergy with food tolerance, which unlike the former is a less serious condition and is relatively more common.
  2. While food allergy is triggered as an immune system response to a protein, food intolerance can occur not only due to certain proteins but also due to certain carbohydrates and chemicals in food.
  3. In food allergy, even a tiny intake of the offending food can cause an adverse reaction. Whereas in food intolerance, consuming a small amount of the offending food may not be detrimental.
  4. Symptoms of food allergy typically take a few minutes to upto two hours to appear after eating the allergy-causing food. Food intolerance symptoms, on the other hand, take longer to show up.

Dr. Pravin Jain, one of the best homeopathy doctors in Vashi and many other cities across India, says that symptoms of food allergy should never be ignored. If you feel like your body is reacting to certain foods negatively shortly after consumption, visit a HomoeoCARE clinic near you or avail our homeopathic doctor online consultation service right away. The efficient doctors at HomoeoCARE will make an accurate diagnosis and immediately put you on an appropriate course of treatment, and also prescribe the right medication. Homeopathy does not act superficially but cures the problem from its root, ensuring that it does not recur in the future.

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