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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Reaction to a food.: People can become allergic to many substances including certain foods. Some foods are more likely, such as milk, egg, wheat, soybean, shellfish, pean ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Immunologic response: A food allergy is a specific immunologic response that your body has to a food that can lead to various symptoms. This is different from a food intole ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Avoid: Unfortunately the only totally proven method is avoidance.Slow efforts at tolerance are poor in results.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Symptoms with eating: Food allergy symptoms occur within minutes to a few hours after ingesting or contact with food leading to hives, itching, swelling, nausea, vomiting, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: Some chinese dishes contain cashews. The other possibility is that there was cashew "contamination" in your dish.
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: I would suggest a good resource at Immunolabs-www.immunolabs.com from Fort Lauderdale Florida. or you can go to my blog at Thedocstu.blogspot.com
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Diff erent way fo: Allergy means you get hives, runny nose , may be troule breathing within min to 2 hrs and need to avoid and treatment, intole ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience in Dermatology
Baby rash: It can last for days to weeks depending on the allergic agent.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: It is unlikely to be a symptom of food allergy by itself. But you need to have your swollen glands evaluated by your doctor to determine what is causi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Food allergic reactions are mediated by the ige allergic antibody. Reactions mediated by metabolic factors occur without an ige antibody, so an aller ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
4 Main symptoms: 1) skin – hives (welts), swelling of face/lips, or even hands and feet, itching 2) breathing – shortness of breath, wheezing, tightening of airway, ch ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Multiple causes: Some of them are: absence of an enzyme needed to fully digest a food (lactose intolerance). Irritable bowel syndrome. Food poisoning. Toxins. Sensitiv ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Potassium sorbate: Sorbic acid can cross-react with potassium sorbate. It is a rare cause of contact dermatitis (a rash) or contact urticarial (hives).
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Stomach symptoms!: Other than obvious signs such as breaking out in hives and having trouble breathing, which occur in rare cases, the frequent symptoms of food allergy ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions in ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Mechanism: Food allergies are mediated by the ige antibody and it takes only a small amount to lead to a severe even anaphylactic allergic reaction and rarely de ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy testing: After a complete history and physical, an allergist can do testing for the offending foods. This is typically done by skin testing, which allows you ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Somewhat: Having allergies is genetic. Specific allergies whether to foods or inhalled allergens (like pollens, pets dust and molds) do have some familial pat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Muscle protein: The allergen in shrimp and crab is probably a common allergen called tropomyosin which is a muscle protein.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Not always: Hives as a symptom along the continuium of allergic reactions. The concern is that the next time they are exposed to this allergen they may react mor ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Avoid them: I am please something is helping your eczema. The relationship between food allergies and eczema is not well understoo. I would just encourage you to ... Read More
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A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Great Question: That is a great question and one that is up for debate at every national allergy meeting as we are seeing more and more people diagnosed with food all ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: It usually is a protein in the food that causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. For ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Big picture: Both blood tests and skin tests for allergy are infamous for producing false-positive reactions to foods that will never make you sick. Work with you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice o ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Correlate with food?: The best way to know if your symptoms are due to food allergy is to have a diary and write down the foods with worsening of the rash. Rash limited to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not allergy: Milk intolerance most commonly refers to a condition characterized by bloating, cramps and diarrhea caused by lactase deficiency without allergy/immun ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy shot: If the allergy shot is prescribed by a board certified allergist it is a mixture of the allergens your reacted to on skin testing. It does not contain ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience in Neurology
Skin allergy: Typically skin allergy is ige mediated, you can have skin testing to determine what to avoid. There are some igg associated skin problems, and typica ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually ap ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Less so: The best treatment for food allergies defined as having symptoms after ingesting certain foods (and not just having a blood testing stating food aller ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Can't really answer: The cost of food allergy testing will vary depending upon what is tested for, how it is tested ( skin test vs blood work) and how many tests are done.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Nutritionist: She doesn't. She advises you what foods to avoid or may sometimes put you on a rotation diet. She is a part of a heathcare team with nurses and physic ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nuts cautioned,: It is believed that one is likely allergic to most nuts when a definite allergy to one nut has been documented. However this is not always true since ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: It is not recommended to use immunotherapy for treatment of food allergy. There are studies being done to try to desensitize by giving small amounts ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Maybe: Although food allergies are not common cause of acne, occasional people will react to allergies in different ways. Whey, which is found in supplements ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Food allergy: Allergy drops and shots are now only administered for environmental allergies. There is ongoing research on treating food allergies with oral immunoth ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
You be the your DO: Cook your own meals and own ingredients and preservative freeand healthy you would be happy.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Antihistamines: Rash due to allergic reaction will generally improve with antihistamines, occasionally topical steroids. Avoidance of the suspect food helps. Special ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
If you have...: ...Never shown signs of food allergies, then eat what you want (within the bounds of good, healthy eating) and stop worrying about it. You can develo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Vitamin D pills: Vitamin d has many beneficial effects on the human body and many of us are deficient in our blood levels of it . Reactions to supplements containing i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Exon
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Food allergy: certainly possible, I would avoid oranges until child is older.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neither: Antihistamines dry mucous membranes to help relieve the symptoms of a cold (runny nose).
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: You need to see an allergist to help you sort out your medication issues. There is no link between food and drug allergies.

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