Symptoms of Food Allergies
Patients with food allergies triggered immunoglobulin E will usually experience symptoms of red rash and itching in the skin, tingling or itching in the oral cavity, difficulty swallowing, and swelling of the mouth, face, and other body parts. Rashes in this type of allergy usually appear on the surface of the skin.
In addition to these symptoms, can also occur nausea and vomiting, itchy eyes, sneezing or shortness of breath, dizziness or dizziness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and shortness of breath.
In the case of non-immunoglobulin E food allergies, the main symptoms are actually almost identical to the symptoms of food allergies mediated by immunogbulin E, which is the appearance of itching and rash on the skin. But the difference, the texture of the rash on this type of allergy does not appear to arise. In addition there are experiencing symptoms such as atopic eczema disease, which is dry skin and cracked, red, and itchy.
Sometimes a non-immunoglobulin E food allergy can cause symptoms as caused by other conditions beyond the allergy, so it may be misdiagnosed. The symptoms include:
- The genital area and the anus appear to be reddish in color.
- The frequency of defecation increases.
- The presence of mucus or blood in the dirt.
- Pale skin.
- Fussy on the baby.
Do not underestimate food allergies because in certain cases can lead to a condition called anaphylaxis or severe allergic reactions. The initial symptoms of anaphylaxis do look like ordinary food allergy symptoms, but in a very quick time, symptoms can worsen and the sufferer may experience the following:
- Difficulty breathing.
- The sudden emergence of anxiety and intense fear.
- A very drastic drop in blood pressure.
If not treated promptly, anaphylaxis can even cause death.