Allergic Food Sensitivities
Food sensitivities are allergic reactions to certain foods. This article will explain further how this form of allergy works.
How are Breathable allergens and Food Allergies Related
Breathable allergens are often seasonal. This means that when there are more allergens in the air as is the case with pollen in the spring, you are more likely to suffer from allergies. It is not often considered that food allergies can work the same way if you eat food that cause allergies seasonally. Therefore, if you eat oysters, for example, only in a certain period of the year with an allergy to them, your allergy is following a seasonal pattern.
Lactose intolerance is one of the most common food sensitivities. Therefore, if you eat or drink something with lactose in it, you will feel congested and develop stomach problems. It has been discovered that lactose intolerance sufferers are more likely to suffer from other food intolerances like wheat allergy. Also people who are allergic to grass pollens may also get an allergic reaction to tomatoes, peanuts, wheat, carrot, apple, celery, peach, melon, pork and eggs. People with ragweed allergies may also react to foods such as cucumber and melon.
How to Find out if you have Food Sensitivity
there are two ways to test if you have a sensitivity to a food group. One is to eliminate the food that is suspect. Then if symptoms go away, you know that the food is causing an allergy. It is recommendable to wait a few days after eliminating the food from the diet because symptoms of allergy can persist for a few days even when the allergen is being avoided.
Another way to test if you have an allergy is to have an allergy test at the doctor. This invoves exposing the body to the suspected allergen with a small dose. If symptoms come about, you know there is an allergy behind them.