Published February 24, 2011 by Nick
Barley Allergy Symptoms and Treatment
- Common symptoms include itchy skin, rashes and shortness of breath.
- Itchy mouth, diarrhea, wheezing and vomiting are signs of allergic reaction to barley.
- People who have allergic reaction develop dermatitis or eczema.
- Doctors perform allergy tests and blood tests to diagnose barley allergy. Elimination diets can determine the allergy as well.
- The regular course of treatment is taking antihistamines and avoiding contact with the allergen.
- Barley allergy can cause allergic rhinitis that can be remedied by nasal sprays.
- Medications for inflamed eyes, asthma attack due to barley ingestion, and moderate symptoms may be administered.
Malted Barley Allergy Symptoms
- Barley that has undergone the malting process is used in many foods and fermented drinks.
- Itchy facial skin, inflammation of the skin and swollen lips, tongue or mouth
- Vomiting and abdominal cramps
- Skin rashes, wheezing and dizziness can indicate anaphylaxis, which is a type of allergic reaction that can result to acute respiratory illnesses.
Barley Allergy Foods to Avoid
- Coffee substitutes
- Soups and stews
- Commercially available health foods like bran and corn cereals
Foods That Contain Barley Allergy
- Learn to read labels and packaging for possible inclusion of barley as an ingredient.
- In restaurants, inquire from the chef about the process and contents of the dishes on the menu.
- As much as possible, prepare or cook own food to make sure that the meals are barley-free.