Bread allergy may occur due to the protein gluten present in the bread and / or due to the yeast. Gluten is a rubbery-elastic protein. It is also present in rye, barley and oats. It helps in binding the dough to make breads.
Bread Allergy Symptoms
The following are the symptoms of bread allergy:
- Headache, nasal discharge, nose block
- Hives and blotches on the skin
- Coughing, wheezing
- Allergic conjunctivitis, swollen, puffy eyes.
- Nausea, vomiting
- Diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal bloating
- Swelling of the throat, lips, eyelids, mouth and trachea
- Memory loss
- Anaphylactic shock: suffocation, vomiting, falling B.P. and unconsciousness.
Treatment For Allergic Reaction To Bread
- Primarily, those sensitive to gluten and yeast ought to stay away from all foods that contain them.
- Also read food labels carefully and steer clear of gluten products – bread, wheat bran, cereal extracts, wheat germ, etc. Furthermore, avoid vinegar and alcoholic drinks that contain yeast.
- Anti-histamines (available over the counter) help checks the symptoms of the allergy speedily and effectively. Nevertheless, visiting your physician is recommended. Also, doctors prescribe corticosteroids to relive the rash, hives, dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and asthma like symptoms.
- Nasal drops and eye drops help treat nasal congestion and allergic conjunctivitis respectively.
- Grapefruit extract improves your health and immune functioning and helps the body fight against yeast allergies.
- Anaphylaxis requires immediate medical aid and hospitalization. It is a life threatening condition and instant care is vital.