Protein Food Allergies?
Good afternoon, I want to ask, every time I eat food with protein, my body is always itchy and my face gets red. where should I consult if I want treatment? nutrition specialist or dermatologist and a genital doctor, the thing is 2 weeks ago. I have indeed consulted a general practitioner. itching on the body is gone, but on the face still like red if you eat a little wrong or there is an antidote, if I accidentally eat wrong?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Food allergies are excessive immune reactions to certain food ingredients. Symptoms can occur within a few minutes to several hours, can be limited to one or several organs such as skin, airway and digestion, and can be local and systemic.
Food allergens that often cause allergies can vary, but generally are high protein foods such as milk, eggs, peanuts, soybeans, flour, and sea fish, shrimp, crabs, shellfish, chicken or eggs.
Complaints of food allergies can be:
1. On the skin: eczema (red nodules) and urticaria (bumps)
2. In the respiratory tract: rhinitis (runny nose, runny nose) and asthma
3. Complaints in the digestive tract: non-specific symptoms and range from swelling, itching on the lips, cheeks, throat, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.
4. Chronic diarrhea and impaired food absorption
Handling consists of two main points, namely avoiding food causes or dietary therapy and therapy with drugs. Avoiding food that is sure to cause allergies, whether swallowed, skin contact, or inhaling the aroma, for example when processing food.
Treatment in the acute phase can be given antihistamine drugs to suppress allergic reactions that are happening. Whereas in an emergency situation which threatens to be given an injection of epinephrine drugs in the emergency department to save the lives of patients. To be able to ensure that you have an allergy you need to have an allergy check.
Carry out further consultations with a dermatologist so that you can assess directly the existing skin lesions and plan for further examination and treatment.
That's all, hope you can help