How Can You Treat Chocolate Allergy

You may love something like hell, but will realize one day that you are allergic to it and will have to shun from it, how much it hurts? But allergies are so threatening that you have to go away from the allergen. This can save your life. There are many types of allergies and people have different allergies. There are many substances in the world that act as an allergen for some people. Allergy is an acquired abnormal response of the body to a particular substance to resist its entry in the immune system.

People may be allergic even to some basic stuff like egg, milk, peanut, wheat etc. This can be really irritating. You will now have to find substitutes for these basic foods. Can you believe someone having chocolate allergy? Chocolate is a passion and addiction of many of us and a must have as often as possible; dark chocolate has also been found to contain antioxidants, which makes us feel less guilty when we indulge more often then we should; however, there are many people who cannot have chocolate at all even if they wanted and that is because they are allergic to it. Here is what cause chocolate allergy and how you can treat and/or prevent it.

Chocolate is made out of cocoa, which in turn are found in many tropical countries in the form of cocoa beans, which undergo a huge process of fermentation, roasting and grinding in order to produce what we know and eat in chocolate. While the largest part of a chocolate is cocoa there are made other things involved in its making such as, milk, soy, gluten, corn syrup, different types of nuts and fruit as well as additives to produced desired colors and flavors. Cocoa allergy may be the biggest reason for chocolate allergy. But chocolate allergy can be triggered by any one of these ingredients not only cocoa therefore you will find that a person who is allergic to chocolates will also be allergic to one or more food items as well such as, milk, nuts or soy lecithin.

Some of the common symptoms observed in chocolate allergy are: headache, heartburn, hives, skin rashes, rectal itching, unclear thinking and vision and breathing problems. If you have any other respiratory problems such as asthma, chocolate allergy can trigger it.

In order to determine that you are suffering from chocolate allergy you will require to consult your doctor who will perform a number of tests of the blood and skin to determine it. Chocolate allergy, which is connected to cocoa, is very rare, as usually people are allergic to a number of other ingredients that can be found in the making of the chocolate.

The only way to prevent chocolate allergy is to avoid it in any shape or form. Once you are aware of it you must along it. Chocolate allergy can be treated through drugs and lotions that need to be applied directly on rashes occurred from the allergy; in some cases one may get cured and even be able to enjoy chocolate again but, many people who have suffered one or more chocolate allergy attacks don’t want to ever try it again. Also before you buy any food from outside you better ensure the ingredients and see that it does not contain the ingredients that you are allergic too.

Allergies can happen to any one from adults to children. It is important that rather than ignoring it; you take quick action to get rid of the allergy. Your body may produce very dangerous responses in case if the allergy is severe. But even if it is mild you must take adequate steps to ensure that you get rid of the allergen.

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