Soy Allergy

Allergies can make life miserable. Especially, when an allergy is a food allergy it is very difficult to deal with it. There are many types of food allergy. Some of them can be listed as milk allergy, wheat allergy, soy allergy etc. Soy allergy can be painful mainly in case of infants. It is important to deal this allergy in case of medical terms.

We have come to understand and learn that soybeans are a great addition to our diet. Soy is said to be very nutritious. It provides a variety of benefits due to which reason many of us have made an effort to adopt it to our diets in one form or another. Unfortunately soy can also cause allergies some of which can be painful due to which reason we must try and learn how soy allergy manifests itself in order to recognize, treat and prevent it when possible.

Like other food allergies, if you want to deal with this kind of food allergy you must avoid soy and soy products. It has been observed that soy allergy affects mostly infants and they also usually grow out of it by the age of 3 or 4; in rare cases this type of allergy affects adults as well. Common symptoms of soy allergies are: eczema and acne like rashes on the skin, nasal congestion, asthma, swelling, canker sores, fever blisters, hay fever, low blood pressure, itching, breathing problems, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea and in some severe cases anaphylaxis.

It is important that you do not ignore this condition. Soy allergy can have serious implications. Depending on the reaction you may need to rush to an emergency room if your respiratory passages are closing up and you may not be able to breath or you can consult a doctor for the mild reactions who will provide you with drugs to administer orally as well as a variety of creams to apply locally on the skin rashes.

One of the only ways to prevent soy allergy is to ensure it is not present in any of your food items by reading carefully the labels. Today soy is being integrated in a variety of food items because of its various benefits. You must be careful if you are having food outside in a restaurant. While purchasing any food product you must carefully read the ingredients list and the consume it or take it into use.

Soy allergy is not very common however, it can occur at any time and it can also be cured by itself at any time therefore, keep an open mind and always be on the look out for the symptoms that can help you. Learn about your body and how it reacts to certain things as well as learn to read the signs and symptoms that it send you when it is not happy with a product you ate and/or applied.

To determine soy allergies you will require conducting a variety of tests with the assistance of your doctor and in severe cases you may also require to carry first aid allergy shots that you can administer in case of an unpredicted attack. It is very important that you look carefully into the symptom and rather than ignoring them attend the problem as soon as possible. A soy allergy is the abnormal response to the protein found in soy.

You must have some knowledge about soy. It falls in the category of legumes. As discussed earlier, it is important to avoid suspected foods because soy can be an ingredient in many foods. You must avoid tofu, soy flour, soy nuts, soymilk, soy sprouts, soybean granules etc. Foods that have soy are soy sauce, miso, tempeh, baked goods, vegetable broth, tamari etc.

Soy has many benefits thus it may be widely used. But to avoid soy allergy it is important to keep away the allergen.

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