As you read in this article, there are two types of food allergies, minor and severe. Minor food allergic reaction only cause swelling in body parts, wheezing, trouble breathing, and hives. While the severe food allergies also called as anaphylaxis needs extra attention as it can harm your life.
Only taking certain medication alone are not sufficient to completely avoid food allergies. You should also accompany it with lifestyle changing, so food allergies will not come into your life anymore. Remember, that the best way to avoid getting food allergies is completely avoid the food that cause food allergies. Here are some lifestyle changes that you have to do as quoted from Mayo Clinic:
1. Don’t assume
Always read the food label to make sure they didn’t contain certain ingredients that you are allergic to, such as milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat. Although you are familiar with the product, always read it carefully as the ingredients sometimes may change.
2. Better resist when in doubt
Just a tiny bit amount can cause a severe reaction for some people, and you should not taking this risk. That’s why you better resist suspicious food that may be offered to you at the restaurant, party, or social gathering.
3. Involve caregivers
If your child has food allergies, make sure you tell people closest to him/her about his/her condition. It could be his teacher, baby sitter, relatives, or other caregiver. Make sure that they know it is important to avoid certain food and that they know what to do when in an emergency. It is also important to tell the caregivers about the preventive steps such as careful hand-washing and clean any surface that might have contact with the allergen.
You might also want to consider some home remedies that made by natural ingredients to relieve your food allergies. Read here for more info. Or, you can also consider to eat this hypoallergenic superfoods. Don’t depressed by this complicated rules, some famous people also suffers from food allergies just like you.