Health tip: Recognize the signs of food allergy
(HealthDay News) — Food allergy reactions range from mild to life-threatening, depending on the person.
The Nemours Foundation says common warning signs of a milder allergic reaction to food may include:
- A tight feeling in the throat, or a hoarse voice.
- Coughing and wheezing.
- Nausea, vomiting or stomach pain.
- Hives or skin rash.
- A tingling sensation on the lips or tongue.
- Runny nose.
In more serious cases, food allergy may cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis, which may cause a person’s breathing pathways to narrow, blood pressure to drop, and tongue to swell. This should be treated as a life-threatening medical emergency.
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