What is Food Allergy?
The reaction of the immune system towards certain foods is generally termed as food allergy. Immune system of the body reacts to these foods in a way similar to the toxins and releases histamines in an effort to eliminate the toxic substances. The released histamines result in a myriad of symptoms whose severity can be very high or mild. As the immune system is very active at recognizing the toxic materials even very small amount of allergic food can initiate the symptoms.
Common Causes for Food Allergy
The most common food items that cause allergic reactions in children include milk, wheat, sea foods, egg white, soya protein and peanuts. Almonds, peanut, hazelnut, and walnut are few common allergic food items in adults.
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