Friday, September 16, 2011

Distinguishing Allergy From Intolerance

The symptomchecklists below might probably help you know narrow down which condition are you dealing with.
Signs of intolerance may vary depending on which food are you sensitive to, while allergic reactions remain the same no matter what, and happen all the time whether you eat a little or a lot of food.

Allergy Symptoms:
* tingling/itching sensation in or around mouth
* swelling of tongue and throat
*difficulty of breathing
*presence of hives
*vomiting, diarrhea
*fainting or drop in blood pressure
*reactions usually occur within 2 minutes to 2 hours of eating.

*pain in the abdomen
*flushing or sensation of warmth
*difficulty of breathing/tightness in the chest especially after drinking wine or eating dried fruit.

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