Can Instant Noodles Be A Trigger For Allergies?
Good morning doctor! Why does this end “if I eat instant noodles 2 packs a day, my whole body becomes swollen” especially in the hands to the fingers “also become swollen … can instant noodles cause allergies? Thank you in advance doctor.
Does swelling only occur after consumption of instant noodles or also occurs at other times? Is swelling accompanied by itching, rashes, or other complaints? If swelling only occurs after consumption of instant noodles, it could be due to an allergic reaction to the composition or ingredients in instant noodles or instant noodles seasoning.
However, if swelling also occurs at other times, it is also necessary to think about causes other than because of allergic noodles. Swelling in the body can also be caused by several things such as allergic reactions to other triggers (such as cold allergies, other food allergies, drug allergies, dust allergies), insect bites, cushing syndrome, lupus, kidney disorders, heart problems, and liver disorders.
For now, try stopping the consumption of instant noodles first and see how it reacts. If you do not experience swelling anymore after stopping consumption of instant noodles, then you should continue the habit of not consuming instant noodles.
However, if you do not eat instant noodles but swelling still occurs, I suggest that you see a doctor directly so that further tests can be done to ascertain the cause of the swelling that you experience. The doctor can perform anamnesis, physical examination, and supporting examinations if needed for example with a blood test, urine test, ultrasound, MRI, and CT scan to help determine the cause. Furthermore, you can be given more appropriate treatment by a doctor who checks yes.
Meanwhile you should also reduce salt intake, exercise regularly, drink enough water, avoid smoking and alcohol.
Hope it helps you,