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Flour Allergy Symptoms

Commonly found as symptoms in flour allergy are the following:

1. Hives. This is a skin condition that is caused by fluids leaking from the blood vessels. It is superficial, thus it is the most recognizable symptom of an allergy. The most significant characteristic of hives is severe itching.

2. Eczema. A form of dermatitis, eczema is an inflammation of the epidermal layer of the skin. This is characterized by skin dryness and rashes that are also severely itchy.

3. Asthma. A respiratory disorder resulting in obstruction of airways because of inflammation or excessive mucus secretion, which in turn might be caused by other allergens. In allergy-induced asthma, allergens are typically inhaled. In the case of flour allergy, flour particles can float in the air and can enter the body through the nostrils.

4. Anaphylaxis. This is the single-most severe symptom of an allergy. This requires immediate medical attention. Characterized by hypotension (low blood pressure), this can cause fainting spells or unconsciousness. Prior to fainting, though, one can experience vomiting and severe itching.

Although these are common symptoms of a flour allergy, the usual precursors are itchiness, muscle aches, rashes, stuffy nose, and to some extent stomach cramps and vomiting. The precursor symptoms can be mild, or they can also become more pronounced as the allergy continues.

Flour Allergy