Alpha-Gal Syndrome

Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS) also called alpha-gal allergy or red meat allergy is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. AGS is not caused by an infection. Growing evidence suggests that AGS may be triggered by the bite of a Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum).

Alpha-Gal Syndrome Symptoms

Symptoms commonly appear 2-6 hours after eating meat or dairy products, or after exposure to products containing alpha-gal.

AGS reactions can be different from person-to-person. They can range from mild to severe or even life-threatening. Hives, rash, nausea, stomach pain and vomiting.  Heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea, shortness of breath, swelling of lips, throat or tongue. Even Anaphylaxis.