Urgent Care News: Reactions To Soy Allergy
There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding soy products and foods with soy. The most common argument against soy is that the isoflavones can bind to estrogen receptors and affect thyroid hormones. There have also been debates about soy increasing risks of certain cancers, but evidence of that is not conclusive. Others simply shouldn’t consume soy, because they’ve developed an allergy. How do you know if you have a soy allergy? First Med Urgent Care lists the common symptoms for your knowledge, today.
Luckily, a soy allergy for most people isn’t serious, but can be very uncomfortable. If you have an allergy to soy it will most likely follow the same pattern as any other food allergy in that symptoms will usually appear within a few minutes up to a few hours after eating foods with the allergen. The following are documented signs that you may have a soy allergy:
- Tingling in the mouth
- Hives or itchy skin
- Swelling of lips, face, tongue, throat, or other body parts
- Wheezing, runny nose, or difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
- Skin redness
Our urgent care staff cautions you to pay attention to the following, more extreme, signs that you are having a severe allergic reaction (also known as anaphylaxis):
- Difficulty breathing due to throat swelling
- Shock, with severe drop in blood pressure
- Rapid pulse
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness
If possible seek out urgent care treatment before things get out of control with your allergy, but if the symptoms listed in the anaphylaxis section above happen to you then you need to skip straight to emergency treatment!
Allergies are just one of the many general service specialities offered by First Med Urgent Care. Should you have a non-life threatening allergic reaction, please feel free to come see our urgent care medical staff about that! We’re open 7 days per week from 8am to 7:30pm and walk-ins are welcome!