What Is Soya Beans Allergy?
- Soy allergy is caused by eating soya bean and products prepared from soya bean.
- The protein present in soya bean is responsible for soy allergy. Our body immune system reacts to the soy protein to manifest unwanted symptoms.
- Soy allergy is more common in children and infants, although some adults are also allergic to soy food.
- Soy allergy is observed when the baby is fed with soy milk or milk substitute’s containing soy products.
- Usually the baby outgrows the allergy when they attain the age of 2 years.
Soy Allergy Symptoms and Reactions
Some of the symptoms observed due to soy allergy are:
- Abdominal colic: here the baby becomes irritable and cries due to colic.
- Skin rash, itching, hives, and eczema are some of the symptoms observed after eating or drinking soy products.
- Asthma like symptoms such as wheezing, cough is observed in many babies having soy allergy.
- Anaphylaxis is rare, but a life threatening condition. Soy allergic reaction is sudden after ingesting soy milk, there is rapid pulse, breathing difficulty, loss of consciousness etc.
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Treatment for Soy Allergy Reactions
To avoid soy allergy, it is important to avoid food products containing soy ingredients.
Read the label before purchasing any products, and discard them if it contains soy ingredients if you are allergic to soy.
Avoid giving any of these foods to your child, as they may contain soy ingredients.
- Hydrolyzed soy protein.
- Soy milk.
- Soy sprouts.
- Soy sauce.
- Vitamin E which contains soya bean oil.
- Vegetable broth.
- Vegetable gum.
- Vegetable starch.
- Soy flour.
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