Peanuts is one of the causes of the most common food allergies. Unfortunately, many food products containing peanuts, making it difficult for people with peanut allergy to avoid it. In fact, peanut allergies have no cure so the only way to get rid of allergies is to avoid peanut products.
Some people have allergies, while eating peanuts, but others will show an allergic reaction just by eating products containing peanuts.
Symptoms of Peanut Allergy
Symptoms of peanut allergy can be mild, but can also result in severe to life-threatening. Here are the signs and symptoms of peanut allergy:
1. Skin reactions
Someone who has peanut allergies will experience itching, red rash, eczema, or swelling, and experience redness around the mouth and face after eating peanuts. The reaction of the skin is one of the most common symptoms. Antihistamines can be helpful in treating mild skin reactions, such as hives.
2. Gastrointestinal reactions
Peanut allergies can also cause digestive problems. People with peanut allergies may experience cramps, bloating, vomiting and or diarrhea after eating peanuts.
3. Breathing problems
Respiratory problems can range from mild to severe. Mild respiratory distress include runny nose and congestion, watery and itchy eyes, and sneezing. More severe respiratory symptoms will include coughing and wheezing or shortness of breath. Peanut allergies can also trigger asthma attacks.
Anaphylaxis is allergic reaction to peanuts the most severe and can be life-threatening. Anaphylactic shock can cause swelling of the mouth, lips and throat as well as a decrease in blood pressure resulting in difficulty in breathing and loss of consciousness. If these symptoms occur, contact your health care provider. Your doctor will probably prescribe epinephrine to reduce complaints.
Tips Getting rid of and Prevent Peanut Allergy
Here are tips on healthy living for people with peanut allergies.
1. Avoid eating peanuts and all peanut-containing foods. These include peanut butter, chocolate with peanuts and other foods.
2. Read the label carefully. Peanuts are contained in many products. Words such as "hydrolyzed vegetable protein" may indicate peanut products.
3. Avoid marzipan, or egg roll unless you know for sure the food does not contain peanuts. Peanut butter is sometimes used to make egg rolls.
4. Be careful when you eat Chinese and Thailand as they may be cooked with oils containing nuts or peanuts.
5. Be careful with baked goods and candy. Many types of foods contain peanuts.
6. Avoid smoke or steam cooking peanuts. Steam can memcu especially if you suffer from allergies peanut allergy is severe.
7. Add supplements of vitamin C with bioflavonoids. These substances can help the body overcome allergens, reduce inflammation and boost the immune system.
8. Take acidophilus. Use in accordance with the recommended dosage. Acidophilus helps digestion by maintaining healthy intestinal flora.
9. Use multienzyme complex to help improve digestion. Use in accordance with the recommended instructions.