The allergic reactions most commonly occur within the first year of the life . Allergies can be caused from almost all types of foods and drinks , and the main are milk , nuts , eggs and many more .
The unwanted reactions to food can be divided in two basic groups: toxic and non-toxic. Toxic reactions can occur in anyone who eats certain amount of foods that are contaminated with bacteria or toxins . Nontoxic reactions can occur in sensitive people , and they can be allergic and nonallergic .
Although you can be allergic to every food, 90 percent of the children are allergic to these products : cow 's milk, eggs , peanuts, products from soy, wheat, fish , shells and crabs.
What are the symptoms of allergic reactions to food ?
Symptoms of food allergies are scratching , irritation , mild swelling of the mouth , throat and the tongue . Also some other types of symptoms like cramps , diarrhea , vomiting . And at some people ( 1 % to 2 % ) can come to an anaphylactic shock (anaphylaxis) .
Oral allergy syndrome
This syndrome occurs at 50 percent of the people who suffer from seasonal allergies . If you are allergic to pollen , same reactions can occur when you they eat kiwi , carrots , potatoes and celery .
In which period the allergic reactions to food occur ?
Allergies are most common in the first year of the life . In the developed countries , 8 to 28 percent of the children are allergic , and this number is low in adults.
The best therapy is the diet
For patients who are allergic to certain types of foods, a diet is recommended , which means avoiding those foods . It is important for the patients who have had a systemic allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) to avoid those foods .
If symptoms of the allergy are so strong that can cause you problems in your daily life , go see a doctor and make allergy tests . The results of the test will help your doctor to determine the best therapy for you.