Pasta Allergy-Causes, Symptoms, And Cure

 
13-Jul-2011 by

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Pasta allergy is almost synonymous with wheat allergy since the product is processed from wheat. This type of allergy is more common in children and most of them outgrow it by the time they reach adulthood. It is necessary to learn about the facts associated with the condition as the allergy is common and you may have to take proper precautions in order to prevent it.

 

Reasons for Pasta Allergy

 Our body identifies the wheat proteins that are included in pastas as harmful allergens and tries to get rid of it. The four principal proteins globulin, albumin, gluten  and gliadin are usually the ones targeted by the antibody known as IgE created to eliminate it from the body. Though, gluten is the most common cause of allergic reactions, pasta allergy can also be triggered by the collective action of the primary wheat proteins.

 

Pasta Allergy Symptoms

  • Runny nose, inflammation of the nasal tissue and watering of the eyes.
  • Persistent cough along with shortness of breath and wheezing.
  • Skin rashes that can result in hives appearing all over the body.
  • Indigestion, stomach cramps and vomiting
  • Dizziness and loss of consciousness is known as Anaphylaxis which can be life threatening.

 

Treating Pasta Allergy Symptoms

  • Abstaining from all forms of pasta and noodles are recommended in such a condition.
  • Anti histamine drugs bought over the counter can control the mild allergic symptoms.
  • Skin lotions can help to relieve the itching and hives satisfactorily.
  • Epinephrine injections are administered to counteract severe reactions.

 

You can always opt for gluten free products if your allergist has identified the offending protein as gluten. Just take adequate precautions and you are sure to overcome your Pasta allergy successfully.

 

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