Allergies and Intolerances

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Allergies and Intolerances Peanut allergy Describe the nature of the allergy/intolerances. Peanut allergy is a reaction, which occurs soon after exposure to peanuts or peanut products. It is due to IgE allergy antibodies against peanut proteins. Outline the possible causes and symptoms a person may suffer. Skin. Skin reactions are the most common type of food allergy reactions. They can take the form of itchy, red, bumpy rashes (hives), eczema, or redness and swelling around the mouth or face. Gastrointestinal system. Symptoms can take the form of belly cramps, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Respiratory system. Symptoms can range from a runny or stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes, and sneezing to the triggering of asthma with coughing and wheezing. Cardiovascular system. A person may feel lightheaded or faint and lose consciousness. Identify foods a person should avoid. Peanuts, ground nuts, beer nuts, monkey nuts. Peanut oil - cold pressed, expressed, or expelled (note - Arachis oil is peanut oil).
Highly refined peanut oil is unlikely to cause a reaction in those with a peanut allergy. All peanut products eg peanut butter. Crushed / ground peanut - in sauces or coating on food (cakes, buns, ice-cream), satay sauce, peanut sauce. Plan a day’s menu suitable for a person with this allergy/ intolerance. Include recipes where appropriate. Breakfast: nut free bread and vegemite. Lunch: cheese and ham sandwich. Dinner: pasta, steak, 3 vegetables and tomato sauce. Dessert: vanilla icecream. Identify agencies and support networks a person and their families could go to for help, support and information. -Anaphylaxis Australia -Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick Describe the nature of the allergy/intolerances. Gluten intolerance is also known as Celiac disease (or Coeliac disease). Quite simply, if you suffer from

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