What are Food Allergies?

Food Allergies are immediate reactions of the immune system that can occur within minutes of consuming the reactive food allergens. During an allergic reaction, the immune system feels the body is being threatened by the presence of a specific allergen and stimulates the production of IgE antibodies.

Symptoms

Mild to Moderate Symptoms

• Hives
• Rashes
• Itchy mouth or ear canal
• Nausea or vomiting
• Odd taste in the mouth
• Tight, hoarse throat
• Nasal congestion/runny nose
• Sneezing
• Dry Cough
• Diarrhea
• Stomach pain

Severe Symptoms

• Swelling of the lips, tongs, and/or throat
• Trouble swallowing
• Shortness of breath/wheezing
• Pale or blue skin color
• Drop in blood pressure
• Loss of consciousness
• Chest pain
• Weak pulse
• Anaphylaxis