Food allergies are a very common occurrence in people of all ages because they can develop at any stage in a person’s life. If you suspect you have a food allergy, please read on to learn more about the symptoms and treatment!
An allergic reaction is when the immune system in your body reacts negatively to a certain food or substance in the food. Your body sees the food as a foreign substance and it triggers a protective response. Your body’s reaction to the food can vary from mild to severe, such as a small itchy rash or hives to anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is the most severe reaction and it can result in death because your breathing becomes impaired. Some minor to moderate symptoms are as follows:
- Shortness of Breath
- Repetitive Coughing
- Tight Throat
- Issues Swallowing
- Extreme Dizziness
- Weak Pulse
- Swollen Tongue
Some of the common foods that people experience allergic reactions to are dairy products, nuts, fish, wheat, and soy. During a food allergy testing, our asthma and allergy specialists in Hunterdon County, NJ, and nearby areas, will work closely with you and assess your diet, the symptoms you have after eating food, how long they last, your medical history, etc. Our professional staff can also perform a skin testing or a blood testing.
For more information, please refer to the website of American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology at http://acaai.org/allergies/types/food-allergy.
To schedule an appointment with one of our asthma and allergy specialists in Hunterdon County, NJ, and nearby areas, please give us a call today at (908) 526-0200!