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Exercise-Induced Asthma: It may be a food allergy
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Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) may be an anaphylactic reaction to a food rather than a response to physical activity

Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) may be an anaphylactic reaction to a food rather than a response to physical activity. Doctors have discovered that quite a few cases have occurred when the sufferer has eaten certain foods before - and sometimes after - exercising.

The troublesome foods include wheat, shrimp, shellfish, chicken, nuts, apples, peaches, grapes, celery, tomato, fennel, lettuce and potato.

One nine-year-old boy's EIA disappeared after he stopped drinking cow's milk before any physical activity. He ignored the advice on two occasions, and both times he developed an asthma-like attack, which in fact was an anaphylactic reaction.

(Source: Allergy, 2007; 62: 335-6).


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