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Glossary for Food Allergy -- duck meat

  • Allergy-like conditions: Medical conditions with similar effects to those of allergies.
  • Anaphylaxis: A rare, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
  • Asthma: Repeated attacks of breathing difficulty.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Food Allergy -- meat: A meat allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to meat. This type of allergy is rare and severe reactions are even rarer. The body's immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE - an antibody) and histamine in response to contact with the allergen. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients from a severe anaphylactic reaction to asthma, abdominal symptoms, eczema or headaches.
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Hives: Weals on the skin due to an allergic reaction.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Runny nose: Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of some internal areas of the nose
  • Sinusitis: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses.


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