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Allergic Reaction To Food What To Do
Less so: The best treatment for food allergies defined as having symptoms after ingesting certain foods (and not just having a blood testing stating food allergy is present) is first and foremost, avoidance and secondarily by carrying epipen(jr) which is adrenaline which can be injected into the person's thigh asap after contact with the allergen. Prednisone is much less useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A reaction in some people to exposure to the dander on dogs that results in coughing and wheezing, red, itchy eyes runny, itchy, stuffy nose, sneezing or a rash on the face or chest. This is a result of release of histamine by immune cells. It usually is not the dog's hair or fur but flakes of dead skin as well as the saliva and urine of the dog that people ...Read more
No: If you have an itchy mouth & throat after eating apples but no other symptoms & you have a negative skin or blood test to apple & a positive test to birch your allergist will probably call it oral allergy syndrome (oas). If the test is positive for apple then we'll call it apple allergy. Usually people with apple allergy cannot eat cooked or baked apples while those with oas can. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a chance of out growing a food allergy if you started getting your allergies when you were a baby?
What are the chances of out-growing a food allergy if you started getting your allergies when you were a child?
What is the prevalence of food allergies and is it easy to identify the symptoms of a food allergy?
See an allergist: 3-5% of children have food allergies 1-3% of adults have allergies, you need to see an allergist to determine what you are allergic to and what you need to avoid. Symptoms include hives, swelling of the skin, cramping and diarrhea, shortness of breath, wheezing, and in extreme cases anaphylaxis. ...Read more
If kids can grow out of food allergies, is it possible to grow into a food allergy? Within the last two years I have started getting sick with dairy.
Lactose intolerance: Allergies can develop with repeated exposure. Stomach upset from milk is not likely a true allergy. Genes code an enzyme that breaks down lactose, a milk sugar. As we age, the gene may express less and we don't tolerate milk as well. Some infants have the gene turned off, don't tolerate milk and need special formula. Undigested lactose can ferment by gut bacteria causing gas, bloating and pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the likelihood of getting a food allergy later in life? I am 21 years of age, can I develop allergies to foods like peanuts later are in life?
Not high: LIkely less than 1% chances if at all. ...Read more
Food allergies!i`m a young chef, last year at this time ;developed a nasty food allergy.Went for testing all negative. I can`t diarize, food consumption, because i work with all types of food!?
Severe allergy: This would be prescribed for a serious food allergy that has the potential to cause as a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. A history of hives or respiratory symptoms caused by a food ingestion with evidence of allergy to that food on testing suggests the need to carry epinephrine. Common foods would include peanut, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, although any food can be implicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?
Hello. My allergist told me that based on the symptoms I've experienced due to food allergies that it's not safe for me to do a food allergy test. I'm devastated because I was hoping for the test to provide some sort of confirmation because I'm at a place
Try blood test: Although blood test (ImmunoCap IgE) for food allergy may not be as sensitive to skin test, the results are more specific. In your case, I think blood tests should be obtained first and skin test to follow if blood test turns out to be negative. In double-blind food challenges, many presumed food allergies turned out to be false. Avoiding too many foods may lead to nutritional deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No effect: Aspirin should have no affect on your food allergies. It could cause GI upset, gastritis, etc. But that would not be related to your allergies unless you had pre existing gastritis, which it could worsen. If you have a GI diagnosis, you should talk to your doctor before starting Aspirin or nsaids like motrin. ...Read more
Dr. How to test for food allergies? How does allergy testing work in general? And what about non food allergy testing?
Two kinds: Of allergy testing - blood test for antibody levels and skin prick test (a small amount of the substance placed on a sharp tip that is pressed against the skin). The skin test is more likely to correlate with real allergy, however remember w both methods it can only suggest a possible allergy. Would leave interpretation up to ur allergist. ...Read more
Doc prescribed hydroxyzine pamoate instead of HCl for food allergy. Will the capsules work as quickly/effectively for allergies as the tablets?
Yes: If they have the same dosage, they should work as well. ...Read more
If you have a fear of having food allergy, but the tests shows you don't have. Is it possible to get an epipen, (epinephrine) even if you don't have any allergies?
If you have an intense fear of anaphylaxis and food allergy (especially nuts). How can you overcome this? I do not have any allergies. Exposure? Or?
Yep, Exposure: Consider facing this fear little by little. A phobia =intense, irrational fear. An obsession =intrusive thought. See anxiety expert 4 careful diagnosis. Cognitive-behavioral therapy -particularly the behavioral component involving exposure to the fear(s) (usually gradual)- is considered the most effective treatment. A clinical psychologist who specializes in phobias, anxiety, ocd can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!
Not likely: Many people with no food allergy will produce antibody that reacts to the food allergy panel. Thus, these tests need to be interpreted by experts who treat food allergy daily. Skin testing is often more accurate, but ones history of symptoms that follow an ingestion is critical as well. Yes, dizziness/fogginess can occur with allergy, but is transient immediately following intake. Be well! ...Read more
29yo. Never had food allergy but recent skin test had some allergies. Done for Chronic hives. What r the chances of going into anaphylaxis now?
Food allergy tests: If you never had anaphylaxis and you have been eating the positive foods regularly, the risk is low. You should not stop eating the foods. If it's a food you never eat, it could be higher. The size of the positive reaction also matters. Over 9 mm, there is more chance, but it's still highly unlikely if you have never had a severe reaction before. Try elimination diet for the hives though. May help ...Read more
I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and that my tongue is going to swell because of the food i eat. Have no food allergy or other allergies?
You ready to work ?: Worrying about a health issue you don't have is a smoke screen you erected (likely subconsciously) to shield your thoughts from your real fear. If you waste time on made up issues you can be stuck forever. If you are ready to do the work & find a good therapist to help, you can get past this but it requires looking for the real issue you fear. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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