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ALLERGIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCE

ALLERGIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCE

THE MOST COMMON CULPRITS AND THEIR SYMPTOMS

FOOD TYPES

(MILK). Dairy produce such as milk, butter, cream, ice cream, different types of cheese and yoghurt.

SYMPTOMS

Constipation, diarrhoea, wind, rhinitis, catarrh, migraine (cheese). Babies may suffer from wind, colic, catarrh, eczema.

GLUTEN

Flour, bread, biscuits, barley, rye, beer, canned soups, stock cubes; any processed foods containing ‘rusk’ or hydrolysed vegetable protein.

SYMPTOMS

Migraine, coeliac disease (characterised by diarrhoea and also weight loss).




Eggs

Eggs: Usually egg white . Cakes, desserts, meringues, mayonnaise, mousses, ice cream and Caesar salad.

SYMPTOMS

Rashes, swelling and stomach upsets. Can cause asthma as well as eczema.

Fish

Smoked fish such as kippers, smoked samon, mackerel and haddock. Fresh fish such as cod and sole.

SYMPTOMS

Migraine, nausea, skin rashes, swelling and stomach upsets.

Shellfish

Shellfish: Both crustaceans (lobster, langoustine, prawn, crab) and molluscs (clams, oysters, mussels, scallops).

SYMPTOMS

Prolonged stomach upsets, migraine and nausea.

NUTS

NUTS: Peanuts (also called ground nuts), walnuts, cashews and pecans. Nut-flavoured bread, biscuits, ice cream and oils.

SYMPTOMS

Rashes, swelling, asthma and eczema. In severe cases, potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.

SOYA BEANS

Soy sace, soya flour, soya milk and tofu, soya oil, cake and pancake mixes, canned condensed soup.

SYMPTOMS

Headaches, indigestion

Additives: Some packaged, processed or takeaway foods and drinks. Tartrazine, the colouring agent, and the preservative benzoic acid.

SYMPTOMS

Hyperactivity and other behaviouralchanges have been attributed to ingestion of some additives.