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A 43-year-old member asked:

can food allergies make you itch?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Yes: Yes...And very bad in fact. They also can cause breathing difficulties.
Dr. Richard Wachs
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Yes: Food allergies can cause a release of histamine in the body triggering an itch. Typically there are other symptoms as well. Isolated itch without rash is unlikely a food allergy. If you have concern, having a full history and physical by a board certifies allergist with testing if indicated is recommended.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I know if my baby has food allergies?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Rash or irritability: Most food allergy presents with eczema - an allergic rash. Vomiting, diarrhea, poor weight gain, irritability or colic are other common presentations. Sometimes respiratory symptoms as asthma and ear infections may also be related to food allergy. Rarely blood in the stool may be caused by a food allergy.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to formula?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Diarrhea, rash: Food allergy including to formula often presents with diarrhea, vomiting or skin rash (eczema). However other allergic reactions like runny/stuffy nose, recurrent or chronic ear infections, and sometimes even cough or wheeze can occur with a food allergy.
A member asked:

I was playing frisbee barefoot and it was raining. During the game, the tops of my feet started to itch and little red bumps developed. What should I do?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Dermatitis: You probably developed a dermatitis, which is a skin rash from excessive moisture to the top of the foot. You may want to try an over the counter cortisone cream. If this does not eradicate the problem, see your podiatrist.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What to do for allergic reaction to antibiotic ? Finished course. Just wait.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Antihistamine: A short course of antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. It is advisable to have your doctor classify the allergic reaction and document in your medical record the type of antibiotic which caused the reaction. Please, always follow directions listed on over the counter meds and better yet double check with a pharmacist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I stop the itching from heat rashes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Avoid: Avoid heat and take antihistamine. You should see your dermatologist to maker sure nothing else is wrong.

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