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Can food allergy cause bloating the stomach?

Can food allergy cause bloating the stomach?

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

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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Can a bird allergy cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

Can a bird allergy cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

No: Inhalant allergies usually cause nasal symptoms and breathing trouble. Any allergen that reaches the stomach most likely will be digested and broken down before it can cause a significant allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can gmo grain allergies cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

Can gmo grain allergies cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

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

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Can food allergies cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

Can food allergies cause digestive symptoms like burping and bloating?

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

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Can allergies cause you to get stomach symptoms like burping and bloating?

Can allergies cause you to get stomach symptoms like burping and bloating?

Rarely: Burping and bloating may be signs of gallbladder disease, a stomach that is not emptying properly (gastroparesis), swallowing a lot of air, or a hiatal hernia. See your doctor for a more detailed history and examination to help decide what's going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Paracetamol allergy? Everytime im taking paracetamol my face is swelling and my body is bloating?

Paracetamol allergy? Everytime im taking paracetamol my face is swelling and my body is bloating?

Yes, it happens: Adverse reactions to paracetamol or Acetaminophen are not as common as Aspirin or even ibuprofen, but it does happen. The only treatment is avoidance of the drug that causes the allergy. ...Read more

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I have constant bloating in my stomach would you recommend getting food allergy testing done or is there a way to ease it?

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

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I have tried Lactulose-family laxatives but had sever cramping and bloating, is it any related to intolerance or allergy?

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

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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?

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?

Many causes: Including air swallowing from anxiety, unconscious swallowing of saliva along with air to neutralize acid from reflux etc Best to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Bloating and slight cramping in my lower abdomen after eating pizza. Gluten allergy?

Bloating and slight cramping in my lower abdomen after eating pizza. Gluten allergy?

Gluten allergy: If gluten allergy was present, similar symptoms would be expected to occur after eating flour tortilllas. Give it a try. If no symptoms occur, think lactose intolerance (most likely) or a possible food allergy to a pizza ingredient (less likely). ...Read more

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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.

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.

Eliminate; challenge: 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

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Is it a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance? After consuming gluten (5-10 minutes) I get abdominal bloating, gas, dumping and rash on arms.

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

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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?

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

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What causes frequent bloating?

What causes frequent bloating?

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

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Entrometriosis cause bloating?

Entrometriosis cause bloating?

It's possible: Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. This tissue can adhere to the bowel and cause a partial obstruction and bloating. ...Read more

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Do lentils cause bloating?

Do lentils cause bloating?

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

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Can antibiotics cause bloating?

Can antibiotics cause bloating?

Yes: High doses or long courses of antibiotics can cause a disruption in the amount and balance of the bacteria in your digestive track and cause bloating. Probiotics or yogurt can be taken to help with these symptoms. ...Read more

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Calcium causes or prevents bloating?

Calcium causes or prevents bloating?

Excess calcium: Can cause constipation and thus bloating. Make sure you are drinking plenty of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids to avoid the constipation effect of the calcium if you really need it or cut back on your calcium intake. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics cause pain and bloating?

Do antibiotics cause pain and bloating?

Sometimes: Antibiotics can affect the normal intestinal flora and put the normal colonies of bacteria in your gut into different ratios. This can cause pain and bloating. Try supplementing with probiotics and the problem should subside after the completion of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes bloating when you have a UTI?

Any infection: Or inflammation in or near the abdomen can lead to condition called adynamic ileus, which basically means that your intestines, large and small, stop working well. This can lead to abdominal bloating and distension. ...Read more

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Can Flucoxacillin cause bloating or weight gain?

Can Flucoxacillin cause bloating or weight gain?

Doubtful: Flucoxacillin, an antibiotic, shouldn't cause weight gain. It, like many medications, can affect digestion and may cause bloating, gastric irritation, or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What can help bloating caused by ovarian fiboids?

What can help bloating caused by ovarian fiboids?

Not related: Uterine fibroids would not be a cause of bloating per se. See gynecologist for fibroids. See GI for bloating evaluation. ...Read more

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What are top foods that would cause bloating? Do hormones cause it?

What are top foods that would cause bloating? Do hormones cause it?

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