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Chocolate Allergy – Have I Got It?

Eating chocolates is blissful. It is one of the most unforgettable experiences that I had in my life. Ecstatic, addicting and definitely great – tasting. These chocolates are sweets that you could say no to. I, for a fact, can not resist the luscious and irresistibly – tempting scent and image of chocolate, I'll put it in my mouth anytime. And I know that I am not the only one who is under its spell. There are lots of people all over the world who is just like me, who can not resist the urge to eat chocolate, just like me. For some, it spells comfort and satisfaction and for some, it is better than making – love. No matter how they put it, the bottom line is; chocolate is one of the most likeable sweets in the world. It is not just a food; it is a passion for some. People from all walks of life are addicted to it, but do not worry, chocolate addiction is not bad at all. However, there are some people who can not enjoy this gift from above. Some people have so – called "chocolate allergy", which means, eating chocolate is like hell for them, not because of the taste, but because of the after – effects.

There are many different causes that triggers chocolate allergy but it is rarely because of chocolate itself or its main ingredient, cocoa. Most of the time, the allergic reaction is caused by the ingredients that makes up chocolate. You see, chocolate is made up of many different elements like milk, gluten, soy, corn syrup, fruits, additives for color and nuts. Some of these ingredients may have triggered your allergic reaction, not cocoa or chocolate itself. You will see that a person that is allergic to chocolate is / maybe allergic to other foods that has the same ingredient as well. This is pretty much common with some people. Most of them are suffering badly, since chocolate is very delicious. Imagine a large block of chocolate in front of you, staring at you, begging to be eaten but you can not and you will not because you are thinking of your own safety, because you are allergic. Imagine the trauma and the suffering. That is why I am very thankful that I do not have any allergies to food.

The following symptoms are signs that you have chocolate allergy. You will notice these symptoms after eating chocolate:

  1. Headache – a sudden headache after eating chocolates.
  2. Heartburn – you experience chest pains after eating chocolates.
  3. Hives
  4. Skin rashes – most common manifestation of allergy.
  5. Rectal itching
  6. Unclear thinking – you seem to can not focus properly in what you are doing because you can not think clearly.
  7. Unclear visions – your eyesight suddenly blurs after eating chocolate.
  8. Troubles in breathing – you suddenly could not breathe after eating chocolate.
  9. Other allergies manifests – your other existing allergies manifests as well, like asthma, for example.

To really determine the cause of allergy, consult your doctor about it. You will undergo different types of tests to see if you are allergic to it.

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