Most people who suffer from food allergies may have symptoms such as rashes, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you have an allergy that affects asthma exacerbation, then you will most likely encounter symptoms such as coughing and wheezing.
If nothing is done quickly, anaphylaxis can occur – a swelling of the throat that limits the normal passage of oxygen through the respiratory tract.
If it seems to you that some products provoke an asthma attack, talk to your doctor. He will offer to make an allergy test to check the body’s response to these products.
What to do if you have food allergies and asthma?
Avoid food irritants. Avoid contact with food that you are allergic to. Avoiding food allergens will change the state of the disease. It is very important to carefully read the composition of the products on the labels, and if you are having dinner outside, then be interested in what and how this or that dish was prepared.
Think about immunotherapy. The second thing you can do is to train your immune system to not so acutely react to stimuli. Doctors often use this method by injecting stimuli (immunotherapy) into the body. An allergen is injected into the body in small doses, which in a given person causes a strong allergic reaction. After repeated injections at regular intervals, the immune system stops reacting acutely. Ask your doctor if this therapy is possible in your case.
Food allergies rarely cause asthma symptoms, but can be potentially life-threatening.
The most common food allergens:
- Cow’s milk
- A fish
- Shrimp and other seafood
- Salad and fresh fruit
Canned foods and asthma
Canned foods can also cause asthma exacerbations.
Food supplements such as sodium hydrosulfate, potassium bisulfate, sodium metabisulfite, sodium hydrosulfate monohydrate, are often used in the processing or preparation of products and are found in:
- Dried fruits or dried vegetables
- Potatoes (packaged prefabricated)
- Wine and beer
- Lime or lemon bottled
- Shrimp (fresh, frozen or prepared)
- Marinated products