Itching After Consumption Of Chicken.?
Assalamu alaikum. I am 20 years old, I want to ask why my body is itching after eating geprek chicken even though I have no history of allergies to chicken, I have allergies but are allergic to sea food, that’s why? Thank you
Hello, thanks for the question.
Itching is the body's reaction due to the release of histamine which causes discomfort in the skin and raises the desire to scratch. Histamine is a substance in the body that appears due to allergic reactions, skin irritation due to contact with allergens or irritants, infections, and so forth. Some causes that can cause itching include:
Food allergic reactions, symptoms that appear can vary in the form of spots / reddish spots, swelling, hives, itching, and so forth. Symptoms appear mainly after consuming certain foods Allergic medicines Skin diseases, due to infections (fungus, bacteria, viruses, or parasites), dermatitis, psoriasis, insect bites, etc. Insect bites Effects of weather / environment Effect of weather / environment irritation / contact allergies with certain ingredients etc. The risk of rashes and itching after consuming certain foods will increase in people with a family history of the same allergy, have a history of other allergies, such as food allergies, weather, medications, etc., have a disease that causes the body is vulnerable to food allergic reactions, and others. Allergic reactions do not always appear on the first exposure to allergens, it can happen after repeated exposure, therefore if you were not allergic to a particular food before, it could be after the umpteenth exposure that new allergic symptoms will appear. This risk will certainly increase, especially if you have a history of allergies to other types of food. To reduce itching complaints, you can do a cold compress using ice water or ice cubes and to keep skin moisturized you should use a skin moisturizer. You should avoid the ingredients that cause itching. If the symptoms do not disappear or get worse, you should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct a direct examination and additional examinations if needed. Handling will be adjusted to the disease and severity. Your doctor may prescribe antihistamine drugs to reduce itching and other medications according to complaints. We recommend that you continue to consume healthy and nutritious food, adequate fluid needs, and adequate rest.
Thus, hopefully it helps.