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Food Allergy And Home Remedies For Quick Cure

By Suparna Chakaraborthy

Intake of certain food items may cause food allergy. It is the result of a reaction of the immune system of the body to certain protein present in the food. Immune system is a network of cells which protect the body from foreign substance. The immune system responds to the foreign substance by producing anti-bodies. This causes allergy symptoms.

The symptoms of food allergy may range from skin rashes to fever and sneezing. Generally food allergies erupt as skin rashes. It is not a serious illness but can be severe if right measures are not taken. Generally, human body reacts with the intake of below mentioned food items-

1.Egg - Egg allergy is very common among children. Egg allergy is caused due to three proteins present in egg white. Egg allergy generally results in red rashes all over the body. Cooking can destroy the allergen. Thus, it better to avoid half boiled egg for people who are prone to egg allergy.

2.Milk – Milk allergy once developed is very difficult to cure. Milk allergy generally results in vomiting, stomach cramps etc. It is caused due to two substance present in milk called casein and whey. Pasteurised milk does not have these substance or these substances are converted. Thus, lessening the changes of milk allergy eruption.

3.Fish - Fish generally are high in sulfur which erupts allergy in many people. Fish allergy generally reacts as allergy inside the mouth, like thickened tongue, itching around the mouth etc. River fish however, erupts allergy less than sea fish.

4.Peanut - Peanut allergy can be very dangerous and may even lead to anaphylaxis. Peanut allergy may lead to breathing problems and needs to be administered quickly. Thus, avoid eating raw peanuts. Roasting peanuts kills all the allergens present in it.

Other items which can cause allergy are - brinjal, prawn, meat and sugar.

Home remedies to cure Food Allergy

Several medicines are available which can cure allergy symptoms quickly. These medicines are very strong and have inverse effect on the kidney. People who are prone to allergy should avoid taking these medicines regularly. Here are few food allergy home remedies for permanent cure -

1.Mix carrot juice to cucumber or beet juice and drink it every morning. This prevents you from allergy to every food item.

2.Consuming two bananas everyday can control allergic eruptions.

3.Mix five drops of castor oil to a bowl of vegetable stalk to avoid allergic eruptions.

4.Drink water with one spoon of honey every morning to avoid all kinds of allergies.

5.Mix lime juice and honey to a glass of water and drink it every morning. This is an anti-allergic drink .

These home remedies to food allergy helps to cure the allergic symptoms at the same time prevents allergic eruptions.

Story first published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 12:29 [IST]
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