Food allergy: possible causes and many conditions

Written by: Dr. Pedro Gamboa Setien
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The ultimate causes of food allergy are not known, ie, still do not know the real causes of why a person is allergic to a food. There are probably several reasons that make the body recognize certain products as harmful and react to abnormal defensive response such as the allergic response. In a food allergy influencing factors like Late introduction of food in childhood how to cook or existence of other previous allergies.


Foods that cause allergy

Foods that cause food allergy most often vary as a function of the geographical area where we live. In our environment, this varies greatly according to age people.

In the first year of age, Milk is the leading cause of food allergy. From year -old allergy egg becomes progressively more frequent and from 4 years other foods like fish, nuts, seafood, fruits and vegetables. In the Mediterranean, from 10 or 12 years old, the group of foods that most commonly cause allergy are the Rosaceae fruits.

If a person eats a food that you are allergic, symptoms can vary from simple itching in the oral region to the maximum intensity of allergic reaction which is the anaphylactic shock, and can even lead to death allergic person. These reactions may manifest as symptoms on the skin, respiratory or circulatory.


Treatment of food allergy

Avoid ingestion of food causing allergy is the best and most common way to treat. In the event you have to certain foods such as nuts or shellfish, or to any food allergies caused severe symptoms, it is advisable to carry a prefilled epinephrine syringes that they or their parents are given if you have symptoms after ingestion inadvertent of these foods.

In the case of certain foods like milk and egg it is carrying out a process known as induction of oral tolerance. It is usually performed in children over 4 years of age in the spontaneous resolution of their food allergy is unlikely and consists of the administration, under close supervision of your allergist, increasing quantities of food against which you are allergic to get a variable period of time (usually 2-4 months ) the child these foods regularly and tolerance thereof.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Pedro Gamboa Setien
Allergy & Immunology

Dr. Pedro Gamboa Setien is a reference in the specialty of Allergology. With an experience of more than 30 years, the doctor has worked in prestigious hospitals in the country such as Basurto Hospital and the University Hospital of Cruces, the latter is currently the Head of section of Allergology.

He is a member of important medical associations both in Spain and abroad, such as the Spanish Society of Allergology , the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology . He has also been a speaker at international conferences, as well as holding important positions in numerous magazines outside of our country.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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