About Food Allergies

Peanut Allergy:

A peanut allergy is common, especially in children. A peanut allergy is where you cannot eat any type of peanuts or peanut oils or anything that has come in contact with peanut food products. Some symptoms can range from minor irritation to a something that is life threatening. It is important to check with your doctor if any symptoms occur or if you think you or someone else might be allergic to peanut food products.


Lactose Intolerant:

Lactose intolerant, which is also called lactose deficiency means that you are not able to digest milk sugar (lactose) in dairy products. Being lactose intolerant is usually not dangerous, but can lead to much discomfort. The problem behind lactose intolerance is because of an enzyme produced by the lining of your small intestine does not fully process milk and/or dairy products. However, a lactose allergy can be easy managed by taking a tablet that allows you eat dairy and another way is to simply limit or cut dairy and milk out of your diet completely and eat soy products such as soy milk. Soy milk is also flavored with vanilla and chocolate.

Wheat Allergy:

A wheat allergy is an abnormal immune system reaction to one or more proteins found in wheat products. This is one of the more common food allergies in children. When you have a wheat allergy it means that your body’s immune system has a disease fighting agent to a wheat protein. Avoiding wheat is the primary treatment for this particular barley. In some cases medications may be necessary to manage allergic reactions when you accidentally eat wheat. The symptoms of a wheat allergy are: hives, difficulty breathing and nausea. A wheat allergy can also cause a life threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. A wheat allergy is different from a disorder called celiac disease which is an immune system reaction that causes inflammation in the small intestine when a person eats any foods that contain gluten that is a type of protein.

Wheat Allergy: you may still be able to eat other wheat derivative and/or gluten products

Celiac: you cannot eat wheat, barley or rye or any other gluten products

Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, is an allergic reaction that can be fatal within minutes, either through swelling that shuts off airways or through a dramatic drop in blood pressure. Anaphylaxis occurs in individuals when they are exposed to an allergen to which they are allergic.

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