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Common Food Allergy Culprits

Common Food Allergy Symptoms

Common Food Allergy Symptoms

Symptoms of food allergies can occur within a few minutes to a few hours after eating. Contact your doctor if you or your child experience any of these symptoms. Food allergy symptoms include:

  • Mouth and airway: Tingling or swelling of the lips, tongue and throat; shortness of breath; allergic asthma; wheezing; coughing; light-headedness
  • Digestion: Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loose or bloody stool, nausea, stomach cramps
  • Skin: Eczema, hives, itching
  • Cold-like: Watery eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion
  • Anaphylaxis: A potentially life-threatening, sudden, severe, systemic allergic reaction that may induce shock, drop blood pressure levels and narrow airways. An epinephrine (adrenaline) injection is required for treatment.
By MedHelp Editors, published June 7, 2011