What are Common Food Allergies and What to do if You Think
You or Your Child Has Them?

Discovering your child has the below common food allergies plus any additional ones is a terrifying experience especially if you are finding out due to an anaphylactic reaction.

My nephew had eczema and acid reflux almost since birth, and after 6 months of age occasional hives, we continually questioned what could be causing it.

A couple doctors told us that it was too early for him to have food allergies (he was between 3-6 months of age) but we knew something was wrong.

  • Dairy Allergies
  • Egg Allergies
  • Wheat Allergies
  • Soy Allergie

His first anaphylactic reaction was on his first birthday when he had a little cake which had several of his now know allergens in it (wheat, dairy, eggs)

We removed the common food allergies from his diet and my sisters, as she was primarily breastfeeding him, his eczema did not clear up.

However we were able to take him off of the medicine to help with the acid reflux.

Below is a list of the most common food allergies, these account for 50-90% of all allergic reactions.

  • Tree Nut Allergies
  • Seafood Allergies
  • Peanut Allergies
  • Sesame Allergies

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Food Allergy Symptoms

Generally symptoms can occur within minutes to hours, I have even heard of reactions occurring up to 6-24 hours after the food has been ingested. Depending on where you look you might find different timelines.

The below is a list of what I have come across as allergic reactions, as you can see you might not even consider one of the following food allergy symptoms as a reaction and just write it off as nothing.


Possible Signs of Allergic Reactions:


Adults:

  • Tingling Sensation in the mouth
  • Swelling of the tongue and throat
  • Airway - Difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, runny nose
  • Rash – Hives or Eczema
  • Stomach upset – Nausea, Abdominal Cramps, Vomiting, Diarrhea
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Loss of consciousness, and death

Babies:

  • Colic or acid reflux,
  • Hives, eczema, sever diaper rash,
  • Watering or swollen eyes, chronic
  • Ear infections, chronic runny nose
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, loose stools with mucus or blood,
  • Anaphylaxis is rare but possible in babies which includes difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth and face

Finding Relief

So how do you find food allergy relief from the most common food allergies and more?

Well basically from food allergy recipes, as the only way to prevent a reaction is to avoid the foods that are triggering the allergy.

Which means being very strict about reading ingredient labels on everything, even non-food items.

The above is for informational purposes from my review and experience, please consult your doctor.


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