Soy formula for infants is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. However, it is unfortunate that soy allergy among babies is quite common. To determine if the infant is allergic to soy formula, there is a need to observe and watch for the following soy formula allergy symptoms to manifest:
- Suffering from colic symptoms after the intake of soy formula.
- Suffering from gas pain and other stomach ailments. After intake of liquid or solid soy food, the baby might be observed to pass more gas than usual. The infant may also be extra fussy, with the stomach hardened up.
- Suffering from diarrhea. Changes in stool color and consistency are signs that the infant is having diarrhea.
- Developing a rash. One common allergic reaction to soy or any other food is developing skin infection such as rashes, itchiness, redness or swelling.
- Developing eczema. Red, scaly patches would appear on the infant’s skin and would worsen after the intake of solid or liquid soy.
Soy Allergy Symptoms in Adults
Adults may be allergic to soy too, and the reaction may be mild and unnoticeable, or it may severe and life-threatening. It’s best to take note of these soya allergy symptoms so that proper treatment may be applied if they do manifest:
- A tingling sensation in the mouth;
- Swollen face and lips;
- Inflammation of the tongue and throat;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Runny nose;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Dizzy spells; and
- Anaphylaxis in worst cases.
It’s best to bring the patient to a doctor while the allergic reaction is occurring so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be applied.