A Look at the Rise in Red Meat Allergies

Did you know that it’s possible to develop an allergy to red meat? Cases have been on the rise in the U.S., and it’s all thanks to one tiny critter. When the Lone Star tick bites a non-primate animal, such as a cow or sheep, it’s possible for it to acquire alpha-gal molecules. These molecules can then be transmitted to humans if that tick then bites people. The alpha-gal molecules are responsible for triggering allergic reactions to red meat.

You can hear more about the red meat allergy by watching this featured video. Consult an allergy doctor if you’ve experienced any of the symptoms discussed in the video. The expert featured here also explains why the red meat allergy isn’t always permanent.


If you suspect you might have developed food allergies, you can visit an allergy doctor in Blue Bell, Lansdale, Philadelphia, Jenkintown, Pottstown, Doylestown, King of Prussia, or Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment online at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com or call 1-800-86COUGH.