Not all allergies are going to present the same way. Sometimes it can even be hard to figure out whether or not you have an allergy in the first place, as well as what you are allergic to. If you want help understanding signs of a yeast allergy, take a look below for some of the most common symptoms.
Common signs of a yeast allergy
- Stomach pain and flatulence: If you have a lot of stomach pain (such as bubbles or discomfort or noise) as well as flatulence as well, these are both signs that your body is reacting to something you’ve eaten. These reactions can occur immediately upon eating something with yeast in it, or a while after.
- Congestion and feeling sick: If you suddenly feel sick with a headache or are flushed and achy, it could be a sign of an allergy instead of actually being sick. This is especially so if you find that you have watery eyes and congestion that seemingly is coming out of nowhere.
- Hives or skin irritation: From itchy rashes to hives, any kind of fast-appearing sign of skin irritation could also be another sign of an allergic reaction, especially if it happens immediately on eating something. The rash could be in one spot, or it could be spread across the entire body.
- Wheezing or swelling of the tongue and mouth: Any kind of swelling in the throat, mouth, or nasal passages is a sign of potentially serious allergic reaction. This most often happens immediately after you’ve eaten the allergen. Please see a doctor as soon as possible.
- Low blood pressure: Another sign of a serious reaction, a sudden drop in blood pressure, often leading to weakness and mental fog, is a serious reaction and also should be taken seriously. This also should be followed up almost immediately by a doctor’s visit.
The best way to make sure that you are eliminating the right foods for your own safety and health is to guarantee that you are, in fact, allergic to yeast. The key to that is getting an allergy test that will offer up the right accurate results that will confirm everything in black and white for you. Take a look at some of the best testing methods to help you get the diagnosis that you need:
- Blood test: This test requires finger pricks of blood to be applied to a sample card and then sent off to a lab for proper testing. The results are then emailed to you as well as some related information to help you make the most out of the diagnosis.
- Skin prick test: This uses small pricks along the arms or back and deposits a bit of the supposed allergen into the pricks themselves. A welt will appear over the allergic ingredient, and this will tell you the results.
- Oral test: This option requires the use of medical equipment to track reactions as varying amounts of the allergen are eaten by the patient. This is often an option for those who are fearful of needles or have sensitive skin.
Living with a yeast allergy doesn’t have to be hard, but you do need to understand what kind of allergy you are dealing with. These common symptoms will help you do just that.