The Difference Between Food Intolerance And Food Allergies?

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Hello, What’s the difference between food intolerance and food allergies?

1 Answer:

Hi Afriyanti,

Food intolerance and food allergies are two different conditions. Food intolerance is a condition where the body cannot digest certain food ingredients (for example lactose / milk sugar), causing complaints of discomfort / pain in the stomach, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or bloating.

While food allergies are allergic reactions when consuming food ingredients that contain allergens. Allergy is an excessive reaction of the body when exposed to allergens. Allergens themselves are allergens, this type of allergen can vary between individuals. Complaints arising from food allergies can vary, such as itching or rashes all over the body, shortness of breath, runny nose, wheezing or wheezing or swelling on the face / body.

If you have a complaint that is similar to the two conditions above and are confused about the appropriate handling steps, then I strongly recommend that you consult yourself directly to the doctor first to ascertain the cause of the complaint so that appropriate handling steps can be given.

The following are suggestions regarding your question:

 Avoid conditions that can trigger complaints Make a healthy lifestyle Record the food ingredients that can cause complaints, consult this with your doctor Hopefully useful,

dr. Budiono

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