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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
9 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Caffeine has been shown to help with bronchodilation (relaxation of the small tubes in your lungs) which helps with air movement. Asthmatics have not ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
27 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not "allergy": Caffeine acts more like a chemical and not l ike an allergen, it does not cause immune reactions, but as a chemical has numerous effects on the cardia ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Very unlikely.: I hesitate to say impossible, but caffeine allergy is very highly unlikely. Allergy is typically to a protein. There are some exceptions, however I ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Distinctly rare: Caffeine allergy is distinctly unusual. There have only been case reports and it is not entirely clear that these were true ige mediated reactions. Th ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Distinctly rare: Caffeine allergy is distinctly rare. It is reported in the literature but these are only rare case reports. As with food allergy, treatment is avoidan ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Extremely rare: There are 2 case reports of caffeine allergy published and both are from Spain. One patient had hives and the other had anaphylaxis. There is a high ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Coffee allergy is rare if ever existed. You will need to tell us the symptoms from drinking coffee. There had been reports that occasionally coffee ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tania Dempsey
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Immune system: It is impossible to know exactly how and why this happened but an allergic reaction occurs when your body thinks that what it is seeing (caffeine, ant ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Migraines & Allergy: Yes, migraines can be triggered by allergies as well as many other things. Most folks have no specific trigger for their migraines. What works best ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: Caffeine is a small molecule that rarely, if ever, causes anaphylaxis. Like any other possible allergen a skin test is performed. If history is convin ... Read More
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