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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Any related to food: Any symptoms that are uncomfortable associated with eating a food can be called a food intolerance. The term intolerance does not specify a particula ... 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
Food intolerance: Food intolerance is a generic term that has had its meaning morphed over time. Food intolerance is any food that a person cannot tolerate. This can be ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Food intolerance: The usual way to determine food intolerance is to go on an elimination diet for several weeks, followed by gradual reintroduction of foods suspected o ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
No: There has been little information to prove this point, you can however supplement their diet with a vit b complex tablet and omega 3 (fish oil capsule ... Read More
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is ... Read More
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Intestinal enzyme: People with lactose intolerance lack an enzyme in the intestine that breaks down lactose.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Beans are well known to cause flatulence. Yes some food intolerance can cause gassiness as your body is not digesting it well. Try enzymes with your m ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Avoidance: Lactose intolerance is best managed by avoiding products that contain lactose. Ibs is more challenging. Try identifying your own personal triggers. It ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Can't digest lactose: Milk has lactose as it's sugar. Milk is a complete food for baby mammals, so it has fat, protein, sugar, etc... Most people don't have as much "lacta ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: It is the body's inability to break down the milk sugar lactose. This is very common. Try taking lactase pills before eating daiy products, or drink l ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Over active immune : The problem with eating foods that you are allergic to is that you keep your immune system activated. The foods and your immune system can end up caus ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Gluten: Gluten is in wheat, barley, and rye. Therefore, it is in any foods or drinks that use these as ingredients. Some foods are pretty obvious like typic ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Food Intolerance: Separate from a true food allergy. An intolerance is a non-immune mediated adverse reaction to whatever is eaten (best example is lactose intolerance. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: In food intolerance, an individual is intolerant to one or more specific types of food. This can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, abdominal ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Foods without lactos: Foods without lactose, which means milk, some cheeses, yogurt (regular). Lactose intolerance can also occur with foods which have significant milk or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
19 years experience in Urgent Care
Yes: It's not uncommon. It's probably less likely then fresh foods to cause food poisoning, but frozen food can absolutely cause food poisoning. Freezing ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Good history: Food intolerances come in many varieties and the first step in the investigation is taking a good history. Depending on the findings from history and ... Read More
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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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Individual issue: Food intolerance is a food & person specific issue.Some have none, 1 or many. Sometimes it is a seasoning rather than the food. Trial & error is the o ... Read More
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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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: I believe it can. An intestinal infection can upset the flora balance and that can lead to temporary inability to properly digest some foods. You may ... Read More
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ioana Bina
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Check food label: Check your recipe/ food label : if they contain cream or milk they could. Only butter (which is fat) should not give you symptoms.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Food intolerance : A food intolerance is any reaction to a food that i can't explain physiologically for you. You have symptoms, but i as your allergist cannot prove tha ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Diarrhea/ rash: If present from birth, this often produces a chronic diarrhea with acidic stools that leave baby with a scorch looking diaper rash focused about the a ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
What to?: Your question is somewhat confusing. If you have no allergy what are you going to have immunotherapy or desentization to? If you have symptoms keep a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience in Gastroenterology
Lactose intolerance: In general, it takes some time (15-30 minutes at least) for the diarrhea, loose bowel movement, bloating, and flatus (alone or in combination) to deve ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Milk issues: Milk allergy causes hives, swelling of soft tissues such as lips and tongue, shortness of breath and in extreme cases anaphylactic reactions, it may a ... 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Lactose intolerance does not cause colon cancer. However, there is an association between low levels of vitamin d and colon cancer.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Up to 1.5 weeks.: Hives should last about 1-2 weeks regardless of the cause. You would be wise to avoid the foods you cannot tolerate until testing is finished to see ... Read More

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