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

Peanut Free Store

Community

Latest Post by vernfritzsche23654 Thu, 12/05/2019 - 3:44pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by Michaelalork Thu, 12/05/2019 - 1:20pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by absfabs Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:29pm
Comments: 4

More Articles

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

Do you know what's in the face paint often used for Halloween costumes, school carnivals, and other events? If you're worried about smearing...

Vegetable oil is healthy before it is hydrogenated and a process that requires adding hydrogen to unsaturated fats. Oils that are often...

Peanut allergies don’t begin to cause problems for people the first time they are exposed to peanuts. Rather, the immune system first develops...

Anxious food allergic kids, understandably concerned about avoiding allergens, can become so restrictive in their food choices that weight loss...

The relationship between anxiety and food or other allergy is a complicated and puzzling one. Research has shown that stress can exacerbate...

Welcome to PeanutAllergy.com. Before you begin you must verify your email address. Please check your email and click on the link and you will...

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...

Just 30 seconds of mindfulness, of quieting our thoughts by being attentive to the present moment, can help manage stress and anxiety.

The...

Those affected by peanut allergy might have heard about basophil activation tests (BATs), a potentially accurate tool for diagnosing food allergy...

When your child has a food allergy, you want to make sure they are safe in school...

It’s the time of year when holiday parties, and family gatherings can make allergen avoidance more problematic. Whether you celebrate Christmas,...

Food allergies and sensitivities are on the rise. Almost everyone knows someone who has problems with at least one food. The most common food...

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, over 50 million people in the U.S. have allergies. Today's allergy tests...

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) addresses the labeling of packaged food products regulated by the FDA....

For people who suffer from anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can result from an allergy to...

Anaphylactic shock (A-nuh-fih-LAK-tik shok): A severe and sometimes life-threatening immune system reaction to an antigen that a person has been...

In 1963 the American Medical Association designed a special symbol that would alert emergency medical personnel of special medical conditions when...

Finding allergy-free foods for an office potluck may seem impossible, but more options are available than you might think. Eating foods prepared...