Explanation

  • IgE-mediated food allergies causes your immune system to react when exposed to one or more specific foods such as milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, or nuts. This type of food allergy will react quickly and could be within a few minutes to a few hours, and may affect multiple organs systems e.g., respiratory -breathing, cardiovascular-heart rate.
  • Non-IgE mediated food allergies are caused by a reaction involving other parts of the immune system apart from IgE antibodies. The reactions do not appear immediately after the eating the food that relates to reaction in the gastrointestinal tract such as vomiting, bloating and diarrhoea. The symptoms can manifest between 2 and 72 hours.
  • Mixed IgE and non-IgE mediated reaction are conditions associated with food allergy involving both IgE- and non-IgE-mediated mechanisms. A series of adverse reactions to foods do not involve an immune response and are not considered food allergies, the reaction is normally delayed.

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