What is and what causes food allergy

Food allergy is an allergic reaction to some component present in a given food and, in general, is linked to genetic inheritance. Thus, allergic parents are more likely to have children who also have this problem, which usually appears until 3 years of age, but can also appear only in adulthood.

In addition, it is common for children with food allergies to also have other allergic diseases as they grow up, such as rhinitis, otitis or asthma, and it is important to consult your pediatrician regularly to make the appropriate treatment and prevent complications. See all food allergy symptoms .

Main causes

The main foods that can cause allergy are milk, egg, peanuts, soy, wheat, gluten, fish, nuts, and seafood, such as shrimp and crab, as they contain proteins that can react with the body and cause an immediate immune system response. .

One must be careful to also avoid the consumption of preparations containing these foods as ingredients, such as cakes, puddings, ice cream, sauces, and cookies.

Foods that can make allergies worse

People with manifestations of skin allergy should be aware of foods that can worsen the symptoms of redness and itching, such as:

  • Fruits: avocado, pineapple, banana, coconut, citrus fruits such as orange and kiwi, dried fruits and strawberries;
  • Vegetables: onion, eggplant, spinach, peppers, and tomatoes;
  • Cereals: raw beans, corn, oats, soy;
  • Meat and fish: herring, tuna, mackerel, seafood, salmon, salami and pork;
  • Others: egg white, chocolate, beer, wine, and alcohol in general.

Thus, it should be noted whether the intake of these foods causes worsening of allergy symptoms, it is also important to talk to the allergist doctor to assess whether there is a need to avoid consuming any of them.

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