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What To Do When You

Have a Food Allergy Problem

 

by Larry Taylor

"All food is good." But all food may not be good for all
people.

Obviously, we need food everyday to give our bodies the
nutrients it requires for us to function properly.

Unfortunately, sometimes food can make us ill; not because
of food poisoning but as mentioned above not all people can
eat all food.

There are cases where people are allergic to certain kinds
of food. In order to properly manage it, you must be aware
of the food that causes an allergic reaction. In other
words, avoid food that contains certain kinds of allergens
that causes your body to react.

Manage Your Diet

It is of utmost importance to watch what you eat if you are
allergic to certain kinds of food. An allergy attack is no
pleasant experience and could require hospitalization. For
example, some allergic reactions can cause swelling in the
air passages restricting oxygen that may result in
suffocation.

Common Allergy Foods

So what are some foods that commonly result in allergies
that the body could react to. Fish, peanuts, shellfish,
milk, wheat and soy are among the most common. However, you
may find that all of these give you no problem. So you must
find out which one(s) do bring on an allergic reaction.

Check with your doctor or allergist if you feel you have an
unknown food allergy. Physicians can give you a series of
tests that will identify the food that may be giving you
problems.

How to Avoid Allergic Reactions

Obviously, avoid the food that is causing allergic reactions
once it has been properly identified. This simply means
that you should never eat food that you are allergic to and
never cook food with an ingredient that contains the food
allergens.

When Dining Out

If you are out dining in a restaurant, you should inform the
waiter or waitress about your food allergy. Make sure that
they know which food allergen you have; Inform them not to
include it or cook it with your food order.

These are some of the common food allergens that you should
know about in order to properly manage and minimize the
risk of future allergy attacks.

If you apply all these tips, then avoiding a food allergy
will seem like a breeze.

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