different types of food which can cause a food allergy

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance – Difference Explained

What Is A Food Allergy? Food allergies (FA) are when the body reacts in an exaggerated and negative way to certain foods.  These reactions are mediated by the immune system, whose role is to defend the body against harmful or infectious organisms including viruses and bacteria, and other harmful substances or foreign bodies.  In allergic …

Allergy Symptoms Checker – Symptoms Of Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition which is usually triggered by a severe, total-body allergic reaction to certain foods [1]. It requires immediate medical treatment, including an injection of adrenaline (also called epinephrine) and a call to 999. Symptoms Symptoms of anaphylaxis include: Swollen throat or sensation of a lump in the throat, causing breathing difficulties …

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Allergy Symptoms Checker – Dizziness, light-headedness or fainting

Dizziness/Light-Headedness Dizziness or light-headedness is usually caused by a decrease in blood flow to the brain.  This occurs in response to the slowing of the heart rate or a drop in blood pressure (hypotension).  In extreme cases, this can lead to a sudden loss of consciousness, or fainting (syncope) [1]. Hypotension and slowing of the …

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Allergy Symptoms Checker – Swelling Of Tongue, Face and Other Body Parts

Swelling And Angioedema Explained Swelling of the tongue, face or other parts of the body – also called angioedema, which refers to swelling beneath the skin’s surface layer or below the mucous membranes.  It is caused by blood leaking out of small blood vessels such as veins, deep within the tissues of the body [1]. …

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Allergy Symptoms Checker – Skin Irritation: Eczema and Hives

During National Eczema Awareness week (17th September to 25th September 2018) it seems appropriate for Dr Nicky Marshall, PhD, MBPsS, to begin sharing information on the Six Main Symptoms of Food Allergy and begin with eczema and hives.   What is the difference between hives and eczema? Eczema and hives are both conditions that can …

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Why Tracking Allergies And Keeping Food Diary Is Important For Your Wellbeing?

If you often feel unwell or ‘not quite right’ after you have eaten a meal, this could be caused by an adverse reaction to certain foods.  Many people have food intolerances or allergies that they are unaware of. Possible symptoms could include anything from coughing or breathing problems, dizziness or eczema or even migraines;  to …