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Who is affected by food allergies

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
30 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Anyone: While food allergy most commonly develops in young children, anyone can develop food allergies. Adults can develop new food allergies after years of i ... Read More
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Dr. Yoram Padeh
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Anyone: While anyone can develop a food allergy at any time, children are more likely to develop a food allergy than an adult. However, in children food alle ... Read More
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Anyone...: With the genetic susceptibility can develop food allergies.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Should be Fine: 2 dose of oral prednisone shouldn't affect skin testing results. Prior to your appointment make sure you are not on any antihistamine medications as t ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Zantac not issue: There are e basic tests of food allergy/intolerance. A blood test that looks at antibodies to foods (helps identify dangerous items). The pin prick th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
35 years experience Neurology
Depends: If you have pots and have symptoms from food allergies that can worsen fatigue or change your fluid balance, the impact will be negative but mostly re ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Food allergy can present at any times in your life. Eating certain foods everyday does not increase your risk of getting allergy to that particular fo ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid: Unfortunately the only totally proven method is avoidance.Slow efforts at tolerance are poor in results.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience 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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