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Treatment for food allergy depends on the symptoms and their severity, and is usually done with antihistamine drugs such as Loratadine or Allegra, or even with corticosteroid drugs such as Betamethasone, which serve to relieve and treat the symptoms that the allergy causes.
Furthermore, to avoid allergy or lessen the severity of symptoms, it is recommended to exclude foods that cause allergy. For example, if you are allergic to gluten, the most recommended thing is not to eat foods that contain gluten in their composition such as bread, cookies, pasta and cereals, or on the other hand, if you are allergic to milk, you should not eat anything that contains milk. or traces of milk, such as yogurt, cheeses, cakes and cookies, for example.
Treatment of food allergy should always be done with medical and nutritionist monitoring, so that the food causing the allergy can be correctly identified and the person can have an adequate diet without nutritional deficiencies.
How the treatment is done
Treatment for food allergy must be carried out under medical supervision and varies according to the person's symptoms and severity, and may be recommended:
- Exclusion or reduction in consumption of foods that cause allergy;
- Use of antihistamine drugs, such as Loratadine or Allegra, for example;
- Use of corticosteroid medications to relieve symptoms, such as Betamethasone;
- In the case of severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylactic shock, for example, adrenaline injection and use of an oxygen mask may be recommended.
It is also important that in case of severe allergy symptoms, the person goes to the nearest emergency room so that possible complications are avoided. In addition, it is recommended that the treatment of food allergy be accompanied by a nutritionist, as it involves changes in eating habits.
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How to live with a food allergy?
Living with a food allergy may not be easy, but there are some precautions and tips that facilitate and prevent the emergence of allergy. If the food allergy is mild, it is possible to eat this food in moderate amounts, after taking anti-allergy medication prescribed by the doctor that prevents the allergy. So, if you have a mild allergy to eggs, shrimp or milk, for example, which only causes milder symptoms such as itching, redness and red bumps on the skin, you can eat these foods from time to time, but always in small amounts.
Furthermore, you must not forget about foods that may contain allergens in their composition, such as cakes that contain milk and eggs, sushi that may contain peanuts, Kani-Kama that contain fish and eggs, or mayonnaise containing egg.
If the food allergy is severe and can easily cause anaphylactic shock, the food must never be ingested.