Yeast Allergy

Yeast Allergy & Intolerance Signs. Common Allergies And Symptoms For Child Allergies.

Through my research on this particular allergy, and my daughter's tests to determine if she has yeast allergies, the jury is still out. 

Yeast Allergy

There are possible symptoms that could point to Candida overgrowth (Candida albicans), but that's for another time and page.

Yeast Allergy

Some studies indicate that up to 50 million Americans, both children and adults, suffer from some kind of allergy symptom or intolerance. Yeast could be one of them but that makes up a fraction of all of the allergies one could get.

If you find that you're allergic to yeast your doctor or allergist may tell you to severely reduce or eliminate yeast from your diet. Bread is not the only issue. 

Yeast Allergy

There are many foods that contain yeast, including some brands of vitamin B. The gold standard for finding allergies is the elimination diet. This means to eliminate suspected foods then reintroducing them back into your diet one at a time. I have found another process that works very well and will write on that a bit later.

Foods That Contain Yeast to Varying Degrees 

While this is not a full list it will get you pointed in the right direction. Be careful, take your time, and remember to read all food labels. 

Yeast Allergy

If you're on a restricted Candida Diet check with your doctor before adding any of these items.

  • Bagels
  • Beer
  • Cakes
  • Candies
  • Cereal
  • Cider
  • Doughnuts
  • Fermented foods such sauerkraut
  • Grape juice
  • Gravies
  • Malt beverages
  • Minimize the food additives and preservatives 
  • Most store-bought breads
  • Most sugars (Syrup, Honey, Chocolate, Molasses)
  • MSG (you should eliminate this from your diet anyway) 
  • Over-ripe fruits
  • Pretzels
  • Some Vitamin B tablets 
  • Soups 
  • Soy sauce 
  • Stocks
  • Vinegar foods such as pickles 
  • Wine

Symptoms of a yeast allergy can manifest themselves in different ways, depending on the person. They may include one or more of the following:

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Wheezing

Tests For Yeast Allergy

Your doctor or allergist may perform one or a combination of these tests:

  • A skin prick test is when a small drop of the allergen is placed on the person's skin using a small needle. Very similar to the intradermal skin test.
  • Blood test is used to measure the amount of the IgE antibody in the person's blood.
  • Food challenge test is when the person is given certain amounts of an allergen and the allergist waits for a reaction. 
  • Elimination diet is when a person eliminates an allergen for a predetermined time then slowly adds the allergen back into the diet and records any possible symptoms or side-effects.

Foods For Your Consideration 

Vegetables

  • Asparagus 
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Most other raw vegetables
  • Onions 
  • Radish 

Meats

  • Beef
  • Buffalo/Bison
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Turkey

Whole Grains & Beans

  • Barley
  • Black beans
  • Buckwheat
  • Couscous
  • Kidney beans
  • Lima beans
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta made from  whole wheat or rice
  • Red beans
  • Rice (brown preferably)
  • String beans
  • White beans

If you think you have a yeast allergy it's best to talk to your doctor or allergist and get professional help. The doctor or allergist can perform a series of tests to determine the root cause of the allergy and treat it accordingly.

Test for yeast but also test for symptoms of wheat intolerance and/or wheat gluten intolerance.

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