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Allergy That Causes Bloating
It can: Food allergies can cause bloating of the stomach but usually the symptoms are hives, itching, vomiting, diarrhea and/or worsening eczema. If symptoms are just bloating, then food intolerance reactions should also be considered. A GI doctor or allergist can help a person distinguish between the two. ...Read more
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
Yes.: Yes. Both phenomena can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: The most common would be lactose intolerance. You doctor can help you figure it out. ...Read more
Other causes likely: True (ige-mediated) food allergy is more likely to cause hives, breathing difficulty, abdominal pain and vomiting. Genetically modified foods can cause similar reactions. Excessive burping may be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Bloating could be a results of consitpation or celiac disease. ...Read more
Symptoms: Symptoms of food allergy include: hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, breathing problems, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, passing out. Burping and bloating in and of themselves are probably not food allergy related. Celiac disease can be manifested by non specific abdominal complaints. ...Read more
I have constant bloating in my stomach would you recommend getting food allergy testing done or is there a way to ease it?
No: Food allergies do not typically cause bloating. You may try to restrict dairy to see if you have lactose intolerance. Otherwise, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more
Hi there I have been on antibiotics for now 9 months as I have trigonitis severe bladder inflammation. Six weeks ago I developed bad bloating that got worse as the day went on. But now it's unbearable and I had allergy tests and found out I have intolera
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I have tried Lactulose-family laxatives but had sever cramping and bloating, is it any related to intolerance or allergy?
Common side effects: Lactulose is a sugar that is broken down in, & draws water into, the colon thus softening stools. It is used to treat chronic constipation, as well as treat or prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). Side effects can include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, & stomach pain. Not meant for purging or weight loss. For situation use, consider more comfortable remedies. ...Read more
Serious bloating, healthy 26 y/o female, in am my stomach was flat by 5pm abdomen is so swollen I look about 6 mo pregnant, no allergies, no pain?
My allergy skin prick test said I'm allergic to Western Wheat Grass, does that include wheat based foods? I get cramps and bloating from bread/pasta
Is abdominal bloating usually always accompanied by pain or nausea? I am skinny and feel full all day without much appetite but no pain. I had gastritis an year ago and problems of appetite since then, never regained lost weight. Milk/food allergy?
Not always: Abdominal bloating is not always associated with pain or nausea. As you mentioned, gastritis can cause bloating. Recommend eating smaller meals throughout the day versus infrequent large meals, and avoiding eating less than 2hrs before bedtime. Keeping a food diary will also help you determine if there are certain foods or activities that exacerbate your symptoms. ...Read more
54 year old mom has abdomen pain, bloating, diahrea, difficulty eating at times, feels dizzy and nausea. She has high BP and has allergies please help?
Symptoms: Need to go see the doctor and get evaluated. There are many possible explanations for those symptoms and no way to diagnose from out here in the byte world. ...Read more
I have a mystery food allergy that leads to severe bloating and diarrhea. I usually take an antihistamine & am fine. Had a bad reaction, felt faint, bright red blood in stool. Should I be worried?
Start a food diary: Though it is time consuming, you may wish to start a food diary. Begin with simple foods (only!) to which you KNOW you don’t react. Then add a new food ever 3 or 4 days and watch for an allergic reaction. Note on paper or smart phone (there’s a food allergy app for this) no, mild, or bad reaction. This takes time and diligence, but you should be able to find out which foods to avoid. ...Read more
How to tell gluten allergy? Lately ab cramps after eating, looser stools, bloating, ab tender to touch, gassy. I am already lactose intol and a veg.
While less than 1% of those in the us have true gluten allergy (celiac disease), experts estimate ~10% have gluten sensitivity, distinct from celiac, which causes GI symptoms, headaches ; fatigue. Blood tests can detect celiac but if those are negative try avoiding gluten for at least 10 days ; then see how you react to gluten. See http://bit. Ly/1knpfe1
many with this issue only react to wheat. ...Read more
Is it a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance? After consuming gluten (5-10 minutes) I get abdominal bloating, gas, dumping and rash on arms.
Could be: See doc; get tested. Start with history, physical exam, and screening blood tests re: celiac sprue. May need endoscopic biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Hla (genetic) testing can help exclude the diagnosis in questionable cases. Symptoms may be caused by other conditions as well. ...Read more
My milk, egg, fruits allergy prick test is negative but when I eat these foods I get itchy flaky scalp, bloating belly, very dry skin specially hands?
Food intolerance: Even though you tested negative to the above foods they still may be evoking symptoms when you eat them. Avoid them for now and gradually reintroduce them one at a time after six months. ...Read more
Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more
Most likely: Lentils are essentially peas. Beans and peas are notorious in some persons to cause increased gas and bloating. I know of no reason for lentils not to do the same. Try some beano, phazyme-95, mylicon gas or other antiflatulent if this is an issue for you. ...Read more
Several...: The top gas producing foods include dairy (e.g. Milk, cheese and ice cream), beans and cruciferous vegetables. Hormones are usually unrelated to gas and bloating. ...Read more