Soy and Yeast Allergies – What You Need to Know

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soy-beansThe incidence of food allergies has increased noticeably in recent years, or perhaps doctors have just become more focused on detecting them. Anyone experiencing allergic reactions should contact Asthma and Allergy Associates for help in identifying which allergens are affecting them. Blood tests may miss or over-diagnose food allergies 25 to 30 percent of the time, so allergy skin tests are most effective in diagnosing food allergies. Keeping a food diary can also help.

Milk, Peanut, Egg, Wheat and Soy allergies are really quite common, and in most occasions, the symptoms are relatively mild. Babies and young children are most often diagnosed as being allergic to these food allergens. They typically outgrow milk, wheat, egg and soy allergy by the time they reach the age of 10. Soy and milk products are often an ingredient in infant formula, so parents should be aware of possible symptoms. They can be affected by the presence of these food allergy proteins in their mother’s milk as well. It is less common to outgrow peanut allergy.

The most common and mild symptoms of these allergies range from itchy red patches to sneezing, nausea or vomiting. A potentially fatal reaction known as Anaphylaxis is the most severe reaction to soy allergies, so anyone diagnosed as being allergic to soy should have immediate access to a life-saving dose of epinephrine. Soy and soy products such as oil are included in many foods found in a typical diet, so parents of children who have soy allergies should carefully read all food labels. The most effective treatment for anyone allergic to soy is to avoid eating any foods that include soy or soy products as ingredients.

To get more information about theses allergies or any other allergy or asthma related questions contact the Asthma and Allergy Associates office at 719-473-0872 or 800—533-3900 today! The food allergy doctors here at all AACOS locations are here to help you!

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