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Are there any foods that toddlers can't eat or shouldn't eat because of the possibility of allergies?
No: For every study suggesting that a food should be delayed, there's another showing that there is no reason to delay it. At the most recent world allergy congress where all of these data worldwide were presented, the consensus is that there is no consensus; the only reliable recommendation that could be made is that food allergy is less likely to develop in infants who are breastfed for 6-9 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
A few cause most: About 90% of serious food allergies caused by immune mechanisms come from a few foods: milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Allergies to fruits and vegetables are often due to cross-reactions with pollen allergies. However, there are also reactions that are not caused by immune mechanisms (intolerances) and these can occur to a wide range of other foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to be allergic to everything? I seem to be developing allergies to several different foods amongst other things.
Food allergy: Although rare, some people are allergic to so many foods that avoidance is extremely difficult. Unfortunately, some persons are told they are allergic to a food solely on the basis of an allergy test (typically a rast). A rast detects allergic antibody (ige) however; a positive rast does not diagnose food allergy. If you can eat a rast (+) food without allergic symptoms, then you are not allergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food: The alcat test, a sensitivity test for food intolerance, including additives, mould, herbarls, are helping patients, together with a nutritional advisers. We did that in combination with other labs , and could help you. Contact your pcp, or a dr. Doing those. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What tests will tell me exactly what my food, environmental, and chemical allergies are? And how can I deal w/ the die-off from a recent reaction?
Difficult: Allergies can be hard to treat as everyone may have some component of an allergy to one thing or another. There is a blood test called the immunocap that tests for either (or both) respiratory allergens or food allergens. If truly with allergic issues, best to see an allergy and immunologist who specializes in this field. Best wishes. ...Read more
Possibly: Food allergy reactions can vary from one exposure to another. Subsequent exposure may, but won't necessarily, cause more severe reactions. Always approach a food allergy as a possible severe reaction. Talk with your allergist about the level of your sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What r the chances that a 40yr old will suddenly be allergic to a certain food, if no history of food allg exists? Lots of med allergies tho.
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