Allergic reactions to a certain food can include diffuse hives,
hoarse voice, wheezing, and, in severe reactions, low blood
pressure and closing down of the windpipe. Medications such as
antihistamines and skin creams may provide some relief from itching
and rashes, but the best way to prevent future allergic reactions
is to avoid the offending food in the first place. Reading the
labels contained on most products is a useful way to find a certain
food that a person may want to avoid.
Review Date: 06/29/2010
Reviewed By: Paula J. Busse, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of
Clinical Immunology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by
David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)