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Yeast Allergy

An allergy is described as a situation where the body reacts adversely when it comes into contact with a particular substance. The substance is known as an allergen. Under normal circumstances, the contact of the body with this substance should cause no symptoms whatsoever. However, when the individual is allergic to the substance, he or she will experience reactions in the body which can cause serious health concerns. Allergic reactions may range from minor symptoms such as itching to major life threatening symptoms such as shock.
One can classify allergies as contact based allergies or consumption based allergies. Consumption allergies are associated with foods that contain specific substances to which the body reacts. One may experience the symptoms of consuming such foods in the stomach and digestive system or in the mouth and throat while swallowing these foods. Food allergies may develop over time which is why it is sometimes difficult to accurately diagnose such problems. This is because the patient may have had no history of any problem with the food that is currently causing the problem.

As mentioned above, allergies can be quite dangerous to the life of an individual. It is difficult to predict how an individual will react during an episode of his or her particular allergy. The reaction to an allergen depends on many different factors such as the amount of allergen that has been ingested, the nature of the individual’s current health and the nature of the individual’s immune system. The same person may, at different times, present with mild or serious symptoms to a particular allergy. For this reason, it is always prudent to have the right kind of medication available with the patient in case of an allergy attack. This is especially true for patients who suffer from allergies that have the potential to cause problems with the respiratory system. Asthma is often caused by allergies which is why one may note that asthma patients tend to carry bronchodilator medication with themselves at all times. Naturally, this type of precaution can only be taken by individuals who have been diagnosed with the allergy. It is for this reason that allergy testing is so important. In most cases, allergy testing can be conducted using a blood sample. This makes the test particularly easy on an individual as it only involves the removal of a small sample of blood from the patient. Blood testing is also extremely useful for an accurate and exact diagnosis of the condition.

A yeast allergy is a type of food allergy that is associated with the consumption of food and drink containing yeast. These food or drink items are often fermented using yeast. Some good examples of foods that react with yeast allergy sufferers include beer, bread, cheese, mushrooms and vinegar. An individual who suffers from a yeast allergy will experience some yeast allergy symptoms after which he or she will need to visit a doctor. Some of the common yeast allergy symptoms include abdominal bloating, indigestion, diarrhea and vomiting. Other yeast allergy symptoms include sore throat, skin rashes, generalized itching and congestion in the nose and chest. It should be noted that all these yeast allergy symptoms should appear within a few hours of one coming into contact with yeast. Normally, yeast allergy symptoms tend to present themselves quite quickly after one has consumed the food that contains the offending allergen. A person who has consumed yeast in their most recent meal should visit a doctor if any of these symptoms present immediately after having consumed this food. The patient need not visit the doctor while the symptoms are present. It is possible to describe the symptoms and have a blood test done to check if there are antibodies present in the body of the individual. Antibodies are the triggers associated with the immune system of an individual. These antibodies stimulate the immune system response to a particular substance. When there are antibodies present in a blood sample, it is safe to say that the individual is suffering from an allergy to that particular substance. The extent of the allergy suffered by the individual is not necessarily known using such a test. As explained above, some of the allergy symptoms may be life threatening. It is therefore best not to try and check to what extent an individual can tolerate a substance that he or she is allergic to. Once the allergy test is positive, a regime of avoiding the substance must be followed.

When it comes to a yeast allergy, it is fairly easy to avoid foods that contain yeast in them. As time goes by, an individual may be able to get away with consuming small quantities of yeast. Individuals who suffer from yeast allergies tend to develop yeast infections within or on the skin of their bodies. Yeast infections are fairly common amongst individuals who suffer from a yeast allergy. Yeast infections can manifest themselves in the form of issues around the mouth and around the reproductive organs. The treatment for this type of condition is the application of topical creams that help to cure the infection. An individual must visit a doctor before seeking such treatment options. A yeast free diet is the best way of ensuring that the yeast allergy does not present itself. In many cases, people have been known to experience a recovery from yeast allergy symptoms after a period of time. This often happens in individuals who modify their diet and lifestyle to a healthier regime. An improvement in nutrition quality may help the body function more efficiently.

Some people who experience yeast allergy symptoms may also be suffering from other allergies. These people are considered to have hyper active immune systems. In some cases, doctors may prescribe immune suppressant medication to help the individual overcome the effects of an overactive immune system. This is not a problem for someone who is otherwise healthy and who follows the correct tips for sanitation and general health care. Immune suppressants may also help to calm the immune system response down such that attacks of the yeast allergy are reduced in their intensity.
Submitted on January 16, 2014