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What foods can trigger allergies?

What foods can trigger allergies?

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 more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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How can I fix food additive allergies?

How can I fix food additive allergies?

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 more

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What can be prescribed to relieve food allergys?

What can be prescribed to relieve food allergys?

Emergency Rx: The best way to diagnose food allergies is by history, or perhaps an elimination diet, and the best treatment by far is avoidance as realistically required. My egg allergy is fairly mild but my other family members have had to carry Epinephrine needles as they are more severely affected. No rx / pill / supplement will make food allergies just go away -- being proactive is best. ...Read more

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What can I do if I am suffering from food and skin allergies?

What can I do if I am suffering from food and skin allergies?

Find the cause: Your best bet is to identify the source of your problems. Get tested for your allergies and determine what triggers your symptoms. An allergist should be able to give you advice on what foods to avoid and how to take care of your skin. ...Read more

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How do you confirm children's allergies from ?Different foods?

How do you confirm children's allergies from ?Different foods?

Skin testing: The easiest way to determine whether or not a child is allergic to certain foods is skin testing. Blood testing might also be considered. The gold standard (best) test for food allergy is an oral food challenge (should be done under supervision of a qualified allergist). ...Read more

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How can I enjoy eating nice foods when i'm restricted by allergies?

How can I enjoy eating nice foods when i'm restricted by allergies?

Food allergies: Have you looked into the website www.Foodallergy.Org this is the best place to learn about food allergies as well as alternatives and recipes. ...Read more

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Can the use of medication cause a person to acquire any allergy to food?

Can the use of medication cause a person to acquire any allergy to food?

Potentially: Acid suppression from protein-pump inhibitors used on a regular basis is suspected to be a risk factor in developing food allergy however I have not seen such an association as yet. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more