Chicken soup, Chicken meat and various other mouth watering chicken recipes is loved by one and all, adults and children alike. Chicken is a healthy food having high protein content. Of all food allergies, at least 0.6% to 5% of people in USA suffer from chicken allergy. Chicken allergy symptoms occur soon after eating chicken meat or coming in contact with different parts of chicken such as chicken feathers, skin or excrement.
Chicken allergy symptoms are the result of a person’s immune system disorder; it recognizes the purines (proteins) present in chicken as harmful to the body and reacts by releasing histamine causing the body to display various inflammatory symptoms.
Chicken Allergy Symptoms
Symptoms of chicken allergy reactions may occur within a few minute of eating chicken preparation or as late as two days.
- Itching all over body.
- Rash all over body.
- Chicken allergy diarrhea.
- Pain in abdomen.
- Tightness in chest.
- Breathing difficulty.
- Stuffy nose.
- Itching in upper palate.
- Watering of eyes.
- In severe cases anaphylaxis reaction.
- Joint pains.
Chicken allergy diarrhea is caused by eating chicken meat or various other chicken food cuisines. He should drink plenty of liquids and maintain electrolyte balance to protect from dehydration.
Home Remedy For Chicken Allergy Relief
- For skin hives and itching, apply a paste prepared from grinding poppy seeds and two teaspoon of lime juice over the affected skin area. It relieves hives, itching and burning caused due to chicken allergy.
- Carrot soup is an effective home remedy for diarrhea caused due to chicken allergy. it replenishes the lost minerals and coats the intestine to relieve it from inflammation.
- Lime juice and honey are useful when there is vomiting and diarrhea due to chicken allergy.
- In insomnia, a decoction prepared from lettuce seeds and water is effective home remedy. Lettuce seeds contain a sleep inducing substance called lectucarium.
- For headaches due to chicken allergy, massage the head with rosemary water.
Chicken Allergy Treatment
- In most of the cases the symptoms are mild, but if they turn severe, medical attention is required quickly.
- Physicians generally give anti histamines, and in rare anaphylactic reactions immediate hospitalization and medical care is necessary as it may be life threatening.
- Nasal sprays, and eye drops may be necessary if there is nasal congestion and burning eyes.
- The best treatment is to avoid eating chicken and chicken products.