Foods That Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3 million people in the U.S. have allergies to various foods, including peanuts. Peanut allergies are the most common of the "nut" allergies, even though a peanut is not technically a nut. Peanut allergies can cause serious allergic reactions and even anaphylaxis, a condition that requires emergency medical care.

Allergic responses can happen to anyone at any age, even if you have been eating a certain food for many years. Some of the other foods that may trigger asthma are milk and other dairy products, eggs, soy and wheat, and seafood. An allergic reaction to eating different types of seafood can also be serious and can cause anaphylactic shock. Seafood allergies can also trigger an asthma attack.

Dairy and Eggs Are Capable of Triggering Asthma Attacks

Children are most often affected by dairy and egg allergies, but adults can have them as well. Doctors often suggest soy milk if a patient is allergic to
milk and dairy products, but soy is also one of the most common allergy-causing foods. It is highly possible that someone allergic to dairy foods or eggs could have an asthma attack after eating ice cream or another food with a high dairy and/or egg content.

Soy and Wheat Might Cause An Asthma Attack

Serious allergy attacks do not happen often when a person is allergic to soy or wheat. Asthma attacks are fairly common, though, and can develop after eating soy or wheat. These two foods seldom cause anaphylaxis, the serious allergic reaction that can result in death if not treated with epinephrine immediately.

Some food additives can trigger asthma attacks

Many different food additives can also cause asthma attacks. Food dyes and preservatives such as BHA and BHT have been linked to asthma attacks, but it is
not definite that this is an initial trigger. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame might also cause asthma attacks, but more studies are needed to prove that they trigger asthma attacks.

Other Foods That Can Cause An Asthma Attack

Processed foods often contain sulfates. Some of these are processed potatoes, dried fruits, vegetables, and pickled foods. Sulfates are also added to lemon juice. When checking a list of ingredients, sulfates may also be listed as potassium metabisulfite, sodium sulfite, sulfur dioxide, and others.

Photo: Pixabay

Latest Community Discussions

Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
Comments: 1

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

You can make light, fluffy pancakes without eggs or milk. If you have some type of food...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Seeds, such as pumpkin or sunflower, make great peanut or tree nut substitutes in recipes, and roasted soy or garbanzo beans are tasty snacks and...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

When you have a food allergy, you need to check every food label. The safest way to eat when you have a ...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

Most elementary school teachers take a mid-morning break to allow their students to refuel with a snack. If it's your turn to bring a snack for...

In the United States, there are no lines of ice cream that are dedicated to being nut-free....

Do you have a child with peanut allergies and an upcoming birthday? Perhaps you'd like to bake a...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

If you have a food allergy, you will probably need to make some changes to your diet...

When love is in the air we can get caught up in the moment and throw caution to the wind. However, if you have a...

Many doctors treat allergies, including pediatricians and general practice doctors. When allergies are severe, primary care physicians often refer...

If you are looking for a way to support food allergy education and awareness, you may be interested in a documentary created by a young filmmaker...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

Skin rashes and itching are common allergic reactions to peanut butter. According to the Mayo Clinic, reactions to peanut butter can happen within...

A low oxalate diet may be recommended to prevent kidney stones from forming. Oxalates are chemicals found in plant-based foods. These may collect...