A 40-year-old member asked:
what sort of disorder is food allergies?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joel Selter answered
37 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Food allergies: Food allergies are immunologic reactions to food proteins mediated by ige. Symptoms can consist of oropharyngeal itchiness, swelling of lips, hives, vomiting and even anaphylaxis.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Mark Diamond answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Food Intolerances: These are often called food " allergies", but a different chemistry is involved. The symptoms are gastrintestinal, such as diarrhea, gas, vomiting or stomache. These are annoying but never life-threatening such as an allegic anaphylactic reaction.Sometimes these are severely uncomfortable and other times mild enough that the child can tolerate the problem.
Answered on Jun 10, 2013
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