Once you know the sign and symptoms of food allergies, the next step is know about the treatment of food allergies. As you may know, the best precaution to avoid food allergy is avoiding any food that you are allergic to it. But still, accidentally or not, you can still have a contact with that allergen. Here are some treatment to relieve symptoms of food allergies:
Mild Allergic Reaction
You can treat minor food allergies by taking over-the-counter medicine such as antihistamines or decongestants to relieve the symptoms of food allergies like itching or hives. You can take the drugs after exposure to the allergens.
Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylaxis)
Severe food allergies can threaten your life, so you need to rush at the emergency room to get the injection of epinephrine. If your doctor suggests you to carry an epinephrine autoinjector (EpiPen, EpiPen Jr, Twinject) you should:
– Carry it all the time and keep an extra autoinjector in your car or office desk.
– Always be sure to replace epinephrine before its expiration date.
– Learn to use it and make sure that people closest to you know how to administer the drug.
These treatment, of course, must be supported by lifestyle changes and home remedies in order to avoid food allergies completely. You should also read this article about lifestyle changing to cure food allergies. Or, you can also consider taking natural home remedies to relieve your food allergies symptoms as written in this article. The good news is, you are not the one who can’t eat shrimp or peanut, celebrities also have food allergies as you do.