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are sores on scalp from a food allergy?

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Dr. Aparna Shah
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Sores are unlikely to be due to food allergy.
Answered on Sep 28, 2013
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: The most common skin symptoms of food allergy are hives, swelling, itching, and flare of eczema. Usually a rash triggered by foods is located on the face and affects lip, tongue or is generalized. It would be unlikely for the rash to be located just on the scalp. A dermatologist could be helpful in identifying the trigger.
Answered on Sep 27, 2013
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably Not: "Sores" on the scalp are not typical food allergy manifestation.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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