Dairy and egg
• Eggs allergies are very similar to dairy. The body reacts from a few minutes to a few hours after consumption. Foods containing eggs may cause the body to react and may cause redness of the skin, rashes, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting and digestive issues. It is very rare to suffer an anaphylactic shock due to an egg allergy. Like a soy allergy, most children will grow out of their egg allergy though some do carry it to adulthood.
• Gluten free- A gluten-free diet is a diet that strongly eliminates gluten. Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat and other grains, including barley, rye, oat and other varieties. Gluten may cause many health problems such as coeliac disease, gluten ataxia and wheat allergies. People suffering from any of these gluten related problems normally restrict any kind of gluten from their diets and in most cases acts as an effective treatment. Although many people try to cut out gluten from their diets, there are a few who still suffer due to lack of knowledge of what a gluten-free diet is and what foods they can and cant have.
• A gluten-free diet should be mainly based on naturally gluten-free foods containing the right essential nutrients such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, nuts, fruits, vegetables, potatoes and rice.
• A wheat allergy is extremely similar to coeliac disease. If a person is allergic to wheat and consumes foods that may contain it, it becomes extremely uncomfortable for them. Although a reaction mainly comes from consuming wheat, sufferers can also sometimes react when exposed and inhaling wheat flour. Although similar to coeliac disease the difference is that a coeliac sufferer reacts to a certain protein in foods which is gluten while a wheat allergy transpires when the body produces antibodies to wheat proteins. Symptoms of a wheat allergy are headaches, nausea, nasal congestion, swelling and itching.
Nut and peanut
• Peanuts are not in the nut family but are instead a legume. This is in the same family as lentils and peas but possess the same proteins as tree nut, pistachios, cashews and Brazil nuts. Symptoms of a nut allergies are coughing, wheezing, throat tightness, trouble breathing, itchy or watery eyes/throat and swelling. Some nut allergies like all allergies can be fatal, someone with a severe nut allergy may be set off by even the smallest amount of peanut or nut protein.
• Soy is a product of soybeans. Along with peanuts, soy is a legume mostly found in East Asia. It is a significant protein source and is used in many packaged foods. Most soy allergies are detected in infancy as many baby milk formulas contain it. Though in most cases, babies and children will grow out of their allergy to soy and very few carry it into childhood.
• Like in most allergies, there can be serious circumstances where a person may go into anaphylactic shock though a soy allergy for most people is not serious. The symptoms of this are quite uncomfortable for sufferers such as abdominal pain, tingling in the mouth, face and tongue swelling., difficulty breathing and itchy skin. An effective treatment for this is to try to eliminate foods containing soy. This can be difficult as most foods do contain soy such as baked goods, chocolate, cereals and meat.
• Eggs are one of the most common allergy-causing foods for children.
• Egg allergy symptoms usually occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Signs and symptoms range from mild to severe and can include skin rashes, hives, nasal congestion, and vomiting or other digestive problems. Rarely, egg allergy can cause anaphylaxis — a life-threatening reaction.
• Egg allergy can occur as early as infancy. Most children, but not all, outgrow their egg allergy before adolescence.