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Southwest Allergy & Asthma Center



6100 Windcom Court,
Suite 101
Plano, Texas 75093

Serving: Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Carrollton, Richardson, Lewisville, Garland, Dallas, The Colony, Addison, Coppell, Little Elm, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 398 - 3500Telephone:
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In the Texoma Medical Plaza adjacent to the new Texoma Medical Center
5012 South US HWY 75,
Suite 150
Denison, Texas 75020

Serving: Denison, Sherman, Bonham, Gainesville, Pottsboro, Van Alstyne, McKinney, Prosper, Durant (OK) and Madill (OK)

(903) 463 - 8400Telephone:
(903) 463 - 8500FAX:

7785 Eldorado Pkwy,
Suite 500
McKinney, Texas 75070

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 542 - 0500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:

In Twin Creeks Medical Center Two
1101 Raintree Cir,
Suite 200
Allen, Texas 75013

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(469) 656 - 1057Telephone:
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Rice Allergy

What is a rice allergy?

Rice allergy is an abnormal immune reaction to the proteins found in rice.

Is rice allergy common?

Rice allergy is a relatively uncommon food allergy in young children and usually presents in infancy.

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to rice?

Classic allergic reactions usually include a red, itchy rash called hives that occurs within minutes of ingesting foods containing rice. Hives can progress to or occur as part of a more serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may include any of the following symptoms: wheezing or other breathing problems; vomiting, diarrhea or stomach cramps; face, mouth, or throat swelling; or signs of shock, including low blood pressure, dizziness, and passing out.

Many individuals who are rice allergic may have worsening of their eczema several hours to days after ingesting rice products.

Are there other types of reactions that can occur with rice ingestion?

Some infants with rice intolerance may only have gastrointestinal symptoms. These can include bloody stools, vomiting, diarrhea and in severe cases weight loss or poor growth.

Do people outgrow rice allergy?

It is likely that most children will have resolution of their rice allergy by school age.

Many foods contain rice, what things should I avoid?

If you are allergic to a type of rice, you should avoid eating rice-containing foods. In addition you should avoid foods that may have been contaminated with or have come into contact with rice.

How and when can I reintroduce rice to my child?

Although most types of rice allergy will resolve with time, you should consult with your physician regarding when and how to reintroduce rice into your child’s diet. Your physician may use skin or blood tests to determine when it is safe to reintroduce rice into the diet.

Is it safe to breast-feed my child?

Breast-feeding is generally safe in children with rice allergy if the mother avoids foods containing rice.