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A 45-year-old member asked:

can you have antibodies against food poisoning bacteria and so not get sick after eating them?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Unclear question: There are some gastrointestinal diseases to which you form antibodies which may protect you from infection, but the wide assortment of potential causes of "food poisoning" makes it virtually impossible to protect from it at this time. Perhaps in the 22nd century.

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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 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.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Does radiation poisoning cause birth defects?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: It depends on the amount of exposure and the timing in the pregnancy. Early on in the pregnancy, radiation poisoning will likely lead to a miscarriage. Later on in the pregnancy, radiation poisoning can lead to death or growth disturbances or congenital malformations.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What about bacterial resistance from antibiotic use?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bacteria mutate: Bacterial resistance occurs when certain antibiotics become ineffective. This can occur in a patient who is being treated with antibiotics or is on antibiotic prophylaxis. Bacteria can mutate, or change so that they have become resistant. Also subjects can deevop an infection from resistant organisms, in which case the "usual" antibiotics will be ineffective requiring more potent antibiotics.
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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