False

Food intolerances aren’t caused by our immune system and they’re far more common that food allergies

Food intolerances can cause some of the same symptoms as allergies. However, intolerance symptoms are generally limited to digestive problems caused by sensitivity to food additives, the absence of an enzyme, celiac disease and others.

In addition to the gastrointestinal tract, a food allergy can also affect the skin and the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Just take a look at some examples of the most common food allergies and main symptoms!

Corn

Symptoms: headache, skin rashes, nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, breathing difficulties, runny nose, sneezing, asthma, lethargy, joint inflammation, etc.

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Eggs

Symptoms: skin rashes, breathing difficulties, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, asthma, anaphylaxis (less common), etc.

Milk

Symptoms: hives, vomiting, diarrhea, wheezing, runny nose, watery eyes, skin rashes, anaphylaxis (less common), etc.

Peanuts

Symptoms: hives, itchy skin, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, anaphylaxis (less common), etc.

Shellfish

Symptoms: hives, shortness of breath, wheezing, asthma, abdominal pain, eczema, swelling of the face, ears, throat, tongue or lips, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, pale or blue coloring of the skin, dizziness, weak pulse, fainting, etc.

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