Health Tip: Have a Food Allergy?

Here are possible warning signs

(HealthDay News) -- A food allergy -- commonly to edibles such as shellfish, nuts, wheat, eggs or milk -- often has telltale warning signs.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology offers this list of possibilities:

  • Skin that itches, turns red or develops a rash.
  • Watering, tearing eyes that may also itch.
  • Itching or congestion of the nose.
  • Diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramping or vomiting.
  • Swelling.

Difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, tingling of the extremities, or constriction of the throat indicate a serious allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

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