Anaphylaxis, Allergy and Intolerances – Reactions and what actions to take.

One of my granddaughters has the peanut allergy. In fact, it began as an allergy to Brazil nuts, but it has grown to encompass all nuts. I know how important it is to act quickly, although, thank goodness nothing has happened ‘on my watch’ so to speak.
This is an excellent post explaining the difference between allergies and intolerances, and how to react in emergency situations.

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In this post I am going to take a look at the terms Allergy and Intolerance and explain the differences between the two. Many people will say that they have an allergy to certain foods for example but in fact they have an intolerance.

There are many symptoms and common ailments that are linked to food allergies and finding out what might be causing these is step one in resolving the problem naturally. Anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, ME. Hayfever, Celiac disease, diabetes, headaches and eczema are just some of the diseases that could be linked to certain foods. Certainly long term intolerance or allergy to foods can contribute to more serious conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer.

The first reaction that most people have is to totally discard the food responsible and never touch it again. Some people develop such a totally restricted diet that they do themselves harm…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gramma ginnie
    May 11, 2014 @ 18:04:15

    I’ve a grandson age 19 that has experienced anaphylactic shock & nearly died due to his severe allergy to peanuts. When I watched him in past years I had an EpiPen for immediate treatment & hospital very close by! It can be SCARY! We’ve other family allergies constantly requiring treatments, but the peanut guy was worst. Like many defects, we’ve inherited allergy vulnerabilities, but treatments have advanced.



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