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are food allergies considered a disability?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Not that I know of: If you can avoid the allergenic foods, the answer is no. However if you work in a seafood factory and the steam from the seafood causes a serious allergic reaction whenever you work, then it may be considered a disability.
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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No: While having a severe food allergy can be incredibly difficult with strict avoidance measures and having to carry epinephrine at all times it is not considered a disability.

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

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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.
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How can we identify food allergies that our baby might have?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Prick skin testing: The most accurate method of diagnosing a particular food allergy is a combination of the history and prick skin testing (typically preformed by an allergist). Blood testing is an alternative method though not as accurate.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How does a nutritionist treat food allergies?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Nutritionist: She doesn't. She advises you what foods to avoid or may sometimes put you on a rotation diet. She is a part of a heathcare team with nurses and physicians.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

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

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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.

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