A person can be allergic to any food, among that wheat, milk, egg, corn, yeast, and chocolate are the most common allergies.
You can find thousands of types of yeasts in indoors and outdoors.
The most common cause of yeast allergy is antibiotics and their overuse.
Symptoms of yeast allergy:
Yeast can trigger many problems such as irritability, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal swelling, mood swings, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, depression, nervousness, dizziness, osteoporosis, difficulty in concentrating, muscle and joint pain, cravings for sugar or alcoholic beverages, psoriasis, hives, respiratory and ear problems, menstrual problems, infertility, weakness, bladder infections, prostatitis.
Yeast related illnesses which are suffered by one out of three Americans are candidiasis, Candida-related complex, candidiasis hypersensitivity, yeast overgrowth or simply candida or yeast problem.
Treatment for yeast allergy:
Yeast-free diets eliminate all additives and a wide range of foods, including those richest in natural chemicals. Those who are suffering with food intolerance feel better when they go on such a diet.
Yeast sources that cause yeast allergy:
The most common yeast sources and yeast containing products are:
- Baker’s yeast
- Fermented legumes, soy sauce and cheeses
- Salad dressings
- Smoke flavors
- Sour cream, relishes, soured milk and sauces made with vinegar
- Medications, minerals and vitamins
- Bread products and bakery products
- Spice mixes
- Yeast extracts such as enriched cereals, flavor enhancers, and enzymes
- Fermented cheeses, fungi, mushrooms, dried fruits, grapes and moldy food
- Using baker’s yeast and residual quantities of yeast proteins, hepatitis B vaccines are made. Allergic reactions have been observed after receipt of hepatitis B vaccine.
Ways to Prevent yeast allergy:
Avoid the above foods to prevent yeast allergy. Eat canned foods as soon as opened. Avoid penicillin and related drugs and also avoid leftover foods.
Yeast allergy sufferers must avoid foods including red meats, sugars, refined foods, sweeteners, mushrooms and carbohydrates also.
If you have yeast allergy you should include certain foods in your diet. Those foods are brown rice, millet, vinegar, curd, chicken, vegetables, and some citrus foods such as lemons, grapefruit, garlic, oranges, cranberries, and buckwheat.
Some herbal remedies can also help to reduce yeast allergy. Herbal remedies include yarrow, raspberry, aloe, tea tree, slippery elm, comfrey, Echinacea, mullein, calendula, black walnut hull, myrrh and sage. There are many herbs available which can also increase a flagging immune system and help to get rid of yeast producing bacteria.
Instead of herbs and dietary changes, you can also use prescription medications and over-the-counter medications to reduce yeast allergy symptoms. Doctors most often prescribes antifungal drug such as nystatin to treat candidiasis hypersensitivity. This drug can cause side effects. Placebo is a drug which helps in relieving systemic or psychological symptoms of “candidiasis hypersensitivity syndromeâ€.
You can also use preventative measures to reduce yeast allergy symptoms. The preventative measures include avoiding douches, scented feminine hygiene products, wearing loose fitting clothing so that the affected area is not constricted, and sprays.