Premier Allergy & Asthma Shares The 10 Most Common Allergies
As you get older, you might notice that your body responds to certain foods oddly or uncomfortably. You may notice that your children do not react to certain foods very well, and each of the tips below will help you avoid allergens, get tested, and understand your food allergies. Not all food allergies are serious, but they can become a problem if they are not treated.
You may not realize that you are allergic to eggs because you do not eat them all that often. However, you will feel a bit of digestive distress every time you eat eggs. You may feel tingling on your lips, or you may feel a tingling on your tongue.
Many Americans are lactose intolerant even though they do not know it. If you have a hard time in the restroom after drinking milk, you may have an allergy. You may get uncomfortably ill after drinking milk, or your mouth may tingle when you drink milk. In extreme cases, you will be short of breath because your body is reacting to the milk.
You should consider a visit to Premier Allergy when you think you might have developed a peanut allergy. Peanut allergies are more common than you may think. You should have your children tested after they are born to remain safe. If you begin to feel a tingling on your lips when you eat peanut products, you should come back to Premier Allergy for help.
Some people with peanut allergies need to avoid peanut products for their own safety, or you may need to carry an Epi-Pen. You can learn how to avoid peanut allergy problems in the future, and you will learn how to work with your child’s school if they are allergic to peanuts.
4. Tree Nuts
Tree nuts are a unique type of allergy that you may experience instead of having problems with peanuts. Tree nuts like pistachios have their own chemical compounds, and you should be tested for both allergies. You may be allergic to both tree nuts and peanuts. You might be allergic to only tree nuts, and you should learn how to avoid these nuts in the future.
Some people are soy intolerant. They feel the same sort of digestive distress that you feel if you are lactose intolerant. However, you might feel a tingling sensation or shortness of breath when you eat soy. Soy is a popular substitute around the food world. You might have been introduced to soy milk, or you might love tofu.
You must get tested when you feel you have a soy problem because you need to understand how to avoid soy products in the future.
A wheat allergy will eliminate all bread from your diet, and you need to learn how to look for wheat products in all your foods. Avoiding wheat can be difficult, but you need to get tested so that you can live a healthy lifestyle. Plus, you may need to take medication to help with your allergy.
Fish allergies may be due to several factors. You might be allergic to chemicals that the fish ingested before it was caught. However, you may be allergic to all standard fish as a whole. When you get tested, you can learn what your body is reacting to. You may need to stop eating raw fish while you continue to eat cooked fish. In extreme cases, you must avoid fish altogether.
A shellfish allergy is common purely because these fish have different chemical compounds in their bodies. You may feel a tingling when you eat oysters or clams. You might have noticed that you do not feel well every time you eat shrimp, or your lips may feel irritated if you are eating lobster/crab.
9. Raw Fruits Or Vegetables
Raw fruits and vegetables contain minerals and nutrients that might make you feel a bit uncomfortable. You may have a hard time digesting these vegetables, or you might be allergic to the seeds of these fruits. Some people need to avoid nightshades like peppers and tomatoes altogether. You may be allergic to poison ivy, and that will also make you allergic to mangos and cashews because they are in the same family.
Get tested so you can understand your allergy issues. You may not eat enough peanuts to notice, but you may have a related nut allergy.
10. Sesame Seeds
Sesame seed allergies are often confused with wheat allergies because these seeds are found on so many sandwiches. You must get tested to learn what the true nature of the problem is. In most cases, you can avoid sesame seeds and sesame oil. However, you may have issues with wheat that need to be addressed.
You should get your kids tested for allergies as they grow up. You want them to live healthy lives, and you can teach them how to manage their food when they are little. Some adults never got tested. You may have developed a new allergy that you were unaware of, and it is wise to visit Premier Allergy for assistance. You can learn the source of your problem, how to deal with your allergy, and how to avoid these products in the future.