Red Meat Allergy

Red meat allergy is the adverse reaction of one’s body. The immune system of the body, the natural defence mechanism of the body, reacts adversely to the red meat. However, red meat allergy is rare. The severity associated with this allergy is much rarer.

When the immune system of the individual comes in contact with a foreign body, it produces Ig E antibodies. Other body chemicals such as histamines are secreted.

Symptoms of Red Meat Allergy

The specific symptoms of red meat allergy include the following:

The symptoms of the red meat allergy varies from one individual to another individual and are quite specific to the individual. The symptoms vary from being mild to moderate.

  • Angioedema:

    Angioedema resultants in tissue swelling. The tissue swelling generally involves tongue, face, eyelids, and lips (lips turn red). Angioedema may also affect the voice box (larynx).The voice box in this case is subjected to severe swelling. In more severe cases, the swelling may involve trachea and upper respiratory cavity. This results in difficulty in breathing.

  • Wheezing
  • Runny nose
  • Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Hives
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylactic reaction:

    A severe allergic reaction involving the entire body. May even lead to death sometimes.

  • Abdominal symptoms,
  • Eczema
  • Headaches

Treatment for Red meat allergy

The treatment options include the following:

  • Avoid contact with the allergen
  • Take adrenalin injection if anaphylaxis reaction occurs
  • Antihistamine to keep in check the secreted histamine
  • Use bronchodilators for countering asthmatic symptoms

One final Advice

For either taking treatment or changing the nature and course of treatment, strict medical supervision is mandatory.

1 response to Red Meat Allergy

  1. After 20 long years I am just now finding out that I am allergic to red meat. I had it all figured out except for the allergen! I knew that when I started getting “sick” I needed to lie down and put my legs up against the wall to keep my blood pressure up. I would then almost or all the way just pass out The last time this happened to me I didnt lie down and my BP dropped so low that I had a seizure. That was when I drew the line. I was bound and determined to figure out the allergen. After about a month of testing, my world renowned anaphylaxis doctor told me he had 1 more test and it was this one! I have been red meat free AND anaphylaxis free for 3 1/2 weeks now!! I really wish this was known about more. I had no clue someone could b allergic to red meat:(

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