A food allergy is an unfavorable response to a food. These are different from other reactions to foods such as intolerance, pharmacological reactions and toxin-mediated reactions. Food allergies are usually caused when the immune system mistakenly identifies the protein in the food as harmful to the body.
Food Allergy Symptoms
- Tingling or itching
- Hives or eczema
- Trouble breathing, wheezing
- Stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
- Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
Anaphylaxis – Tightening of Throat, difficulty breathing, increased pulse
Food Allergy Testing
At Coastal Integrative Medicine we conduct testing to help determine which foods you are allergic too. We use several different methods depending on your diet and symptoms.