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can eating certain foods affect asthma

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boyce Hornberger
37 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Unlikely: This would be unlikely unless there is some type of aspiration event. When there is aspiration of liquid food we have a reflex to shut off the upper a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: It sounds like these acidic and irritating foods may be just irritating your airways. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're allergic to them, alth ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends....: What foods to avoid depends on what foods you are allergic to. You can sometimes have a clue as to what you are allergic to via allergy testing. Unfor ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Matos
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Leeks and garlic: Be careful with any thing in the onion family. Shallots besides above. The foods you are eating with vinegar may be spiced with onion/garlic powder. R ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Explore options: This is why there are primary care physicians. You owe it to yourself to have your asthma managed so that you can exercise -- this should be possible ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Go back to Basics: Carefully study answer: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/965823 including the comments.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unusual but anything: In theory almost any food can cause an allergic reaction -- which includes asthma symptoms. But most mild food allergic reactions aren't so severe. Se ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Omega 3 fatty acids: If you have food allergies avoiding those foods is critical to avoiding acute asthma attacks as well as hives & anaphylaxis. 1-2% of my patients find ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Athletic asthma: There's no magic food. You already have an inhaler for the acute episodes; if your pulmonologist offers you low-level daily maintenance inhaled glucoc ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
WHeat, egg, milk..: The most common food allergens in children are wheat, egg, milk, peanut and soy. Food allergies commonly cause eczema, hives, anaphylaxis. Foods are ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, it is fine: Chinese food is just fine for asthma patients, as long as they are not allergic to something in a particular dish, because food allergies can sometime ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: However, a large study showed that children or teens who had 3 or more fast food meals a week had an increased risk of severe seasonal allergies, asth ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No specific foods: There is no age of the child listed, but in general, no foods are harmful or helpful for children with asthma. Obviously, avoid any foods your child ... Read More
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