Allergies

Yeast Allergy Symptoms

Yeast is a fungus which is found in the body and also in many food items. Even if a small amount of fungi is present in the body, it does not cause any harm. Generally, it is balanced by lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria in the body. The bacteria stops yeast from multiplying in number in the body. Sometimes the yeast overpowers bacteria and accumulates more in number in body, resulting in

yeast allergy symptoms

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Those who are hypersensitive to yeast, immediately develop allergic reactions after consuming foods containing yeast. According to studies, 1 in 3 people in America has yeast allergy. People allergic to yeast are highly sensitive to a protein in yeast. Your immune system presumes the protein present in yeast is a foreign substance and releases antibodies against it. Antibodies and histamines are produced into bloodstream for neutralizing yeast protein that triggers

symptoms of yeast allergy

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Yeast Allergy Symptoms:

The symptoms of yeast allergy develop usually after several minutes or a few hours of consuming or inhaling yeast. Mild symptoms may last for a day. Following are some of the most commonly observed yeast allergy symptoms.

  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Wheezing
  • Dizziness
  • Runny nose and watery eyes
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Thrush or white coated tongue
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating and digestive problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Itchy nose and eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat

Yeast allergy can weaken the vital organs and immune system and causes their malfunctioning. As not much research has been done on yeast allergy, there is no specific treatment for this. It is best to avoid foods containing yeast. Refined sugar, alcoholic beverages and penicillin related drugs must be avoided. Some oral medications are available for controlling yeast infection.

It is difficult to determine yeast allergy as the symptoms may resemble the symptoms of any other health condition. In yeast infections cases, white liquid oozes from infected areas and you confirm from this that it is yeast infection.

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