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  • 03, September 2018 What to know about chicken allergies

    While fish and seafood are often the primary sources of food allergies, allergies to other types of meat are less common.

    People with a chicken allergy may have an allergic reaction after eating chicken meat, or, sometimes, after their skin comes into contact with chicken feathers.

     

    people with chicken meat allergies or intolerance may experience the following symptoms after eating or coming into contact with chicken meat:

    • coughing or wheezing
    • red, irritated skin
    • hives
    • an inflamed or swollen throat
    • swollen tongue or lips
    • sneezing
    • nausea or vomiting
    • stomach cramps
    • diarrhea
    • sore throat
    • swollen, watery eyes

    In more severe cases, people may experience a dangerous allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include:

    • trouble breathing
    • heart palpitations
    • a racing heart
    • drop in blood pressure
    • loss of consciousness
    • wheezing

    Managing chicken allergies

    People with a chicken meat allergy should avoid any contact with raw or cooked chicken meat and unless told otherwise by their doctor, chicken products.

    Although not always the case, some people may also need to avoid chicken eggs, especially raw or undercooked eggs. These are present in many products, such as raw cookie dough or batter. Always check the label.

    In cases of accidental exposure, people can try over-the-counter antihistamines. Antihistamines can help stop the immune system from overreacting to the chicken.

    Anyone experiencing a severe reaction should get medical attention immediately

     

    Citations

    MLA
    Fletcher, Jenna. "What to know about chicken allergies." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 14 Sep. 2018. Web.
    19 Sep. 2018. <https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323070.php>


    APA
    Fletcher, J. (2018, September 14). "What to know about chicken allergies." Medical News Today. Retrieved from
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323070.php.

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