Food Allergy vs. Inhalant Allergy

Allergic Rhinitis.jpgFood Allergy

Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by your body's immune system. Allergic reactions to food can sometimes cause serious illness and death. Tree nuts and peanuts are the leading causes of deadly allergic reactions called anaphylaxis.
In adults, the foods that most often trigger allergic reactions include

  1. Fish and shellfish, such as shrimp, lobster and crab
  2. Peanuts
  3. Tree nuts, such as walnuts
  4. Eggs

Problem foods for children are eggs, milk (especially in infants and young children) and peanuts.
Sometimes a reaction to food is not an allergy. It is often a reaction called "food intolerance". Your immune system does not cause the symptoms of food intolerance. However, these symptoms can look and feel like those of a food allergy.  Read more...

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 


Inhalant Allergy 

Beware Of The Allergens 
Anything can be an allergen. Some substances, because of their chemical make-up, are more prone to generate an allergic response in humans. Pollens, food, mold, dust, feathers, animal dander, chemicals, drugs such as penicillin, and environmental pollutants commonly cause many to suffer allergic reactions.  Read more...