San Francisco, CA
A 38-year-old female asked:
my ear get itchy n watery after eating chicken. am i allergic to it?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Possibly: Chicken allergy is under-diagnosed or under reported. Typically a food allergy will present with skin symptoms (hives, swelling, itching), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea), or worse eczema, not ear itching . If symptoms occur with ingestion consistently, this suggests a possible cause. An allergist can perform skin testing to chicken and other poultry to assess for food allergy.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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