“All foods can cause intolerance”

What is food intolerance and how is it different from allergy? Food intolerance is any adverse effect caused after ingestion of a food or part of a food. It differs from allergy in the mechanism by which it is produced: allergy is produced by an immunological mechanism mediated by IgE antibodies, whereas an intolerance is … Read more

Food allergy, how to overcome it?

What is oral tolerance induction or food desensitization? Oral tolerance induction consists of trying to get the allergic person to tolerate one or several foods in the quantities that are usually ingested by people who are not allergic to those foods. In cases where it is not possible to achieve tolerance to these amounts, the … Read more

Food Allergy: New Treatments

Food allergy is especially frequent in childhood and can affect more than 5% of children. Milk and egg are the foods that most frequently cause food allergy in children under five years of age. Fortunately, more than 80% of these children manage to spontaneously overcome these allergies within the first six years. However, in those … Read more

Food Allergies and Intolerances

What are food allergies and intolerances? Foods cause adverse reactions that can be divided into two main groups: allergic reactions mediated by the immune system that recognizes as foreign something in principle harmless as a food, and non-allergic, non-immunological reactions, also identified as intolerances. The former, in turn, are divided depending on the mechanism by … Read more

Most food allergies are lifelong manifestations

Food allergies occur when there is an altered immune response. They can occur in three different ways: by ingestion of the food, by contact of the food with the skin, or by exposure to the food via the respiratory route. There are many factors involved in the immunological tolerance of the food such as: genetic … Read more

Occupational Allergies, the reality of many workers

Occupational allergies are those that occur at work. People can be affected depending on the conditions of the place where they work, the substances used during the workday and the health status of the employee. Most common occupational allergies Occupational asthma is one of them, divided into two types. The one characterized by an incubation … Read more

How do allergies alter the immune system?

The body’s reactions during spring and bloom are a common immune condition. With the arrival of spring, allergies, colds, skin problems, reactions to some foods or insect bites are triggered. However, rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma of allergic origin due to sensitization to pollens are undoubtedly the most common symptoms. In fact, several epidemiological studies in Europe … Read more