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Any Connection Between Food Allergies And Scleritis
No: The sclera is not affected by allergy. The conjunctivae, the translucent tissue that covers the sclera. Is commonly affected by allergy. In food allergic patients a drop of food to which the patient is allergic dropped into the eye can cause chemosis that is marked swelling of the conjunctivitis. I've seen this when milk-allergic patients get a drop of milk in the eye. (photo of chemosis). ...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
Is there any connection between nasal polypal and food allergy its possuble to have nasal polypal and food allergy?
No: Individuals in very good health as well as those who don't take quite so good care of themselves or are unhealthy with other disorders or not at increased risk of developing food allergies. Most food allergies occur in children, but adults can develop new onset food allergies. The reason individuals develop food allergies is not clear. Having eczema is a risk factor for developing food allergy. ...Read more
Maybe: Could be food allergies or intolerances (notice how long after you eat a suspect food this starts), but more likely inhalant allergy or reaction to pollution or smoke. Cleaning up your diet with fresh veggies, fruits, fiber can help, avoiding the "whites" refined sugar, flour, etc and chemicals found in diet foods. Powdered (not tablet) vit c (3000 mg) helps symptoms, butterbur, quercetin, too. ...Read more
Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"
Asthma symptoms: If asthma is not controlled and you continue to have difficulty breathing, it is a yes. Not able to breath well can cause anxiety, heart race or panic attack, and headache. Most of the time asthma is related to environmental allergies in the us. Having one allergic disease give to a risk of getting another one including food allergy. Chocolate, tea, coffee contain caffeine ; can cause headache. ...Read more
Depends: If you have pots and have symptoms from food allergies that can worsen fatigue or change your fluid balance, the impact will be negative but mostly related to symptoms. If you are asking if food allergies could cause pots, not likely. I assume you mean igg food allergies, not emergent ige allergies. ...Read more
No: Food allergy can present at any times in your life. Eating certain foods everyday does not increase your risk of getting allergy to that particular food. Instead, you have a higher risk of getting food allergy if you have other atopic diseases like allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, eczema, and other food allergies.... ...Read more
Varies: Some people will lose certain food allergies over time and others will not. That is why it is important to be evaluated by a board certified allergist with experience in food allergies. Once evaluated some people are candidates for an in-office food challenge to determine if the sensitivity has disappeared. ...Read more
Depends: Most dangerous food reactions occur within minutes to 2 hrs. However some people are allergic to a component in red meat (alpha gal) which causes delayed anaphylaxis. Most of these people became sensitized from a chigger bite some time in the past resulting in the reaction to red meat. ...Read more
Typical: All adults essentially change their allergies about ever 7 years, so even if you were not not allergic to some food, you can be now. ...Read more
Even tiny bites: Depending on how allergic a person is to a food even a tiny bite can cause anaphylaxis. For less severe or non life-threatening allergies (like eczema) more is often required, but it varies with each patient. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, particularly in children. Most children with allergy to milk, egg and soy outgrow their allergies by age 5-6. However, childhood peanut allergy can be lifelong. In adults it is a different story. Their allergies will be lifelong once they develop it; most commonly they develop allergies to shellfish which stays on for life. ...Read more
They can: Food allergies can start at any age (but usually children) and may occur suddenly even after tolerating that particular food many times. They can also seem to occur on the first known exposure, suggesting allergic sensitization through the skin, breast milk or accidental unrecognized source. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: There is still a lot of research on this topic. And multiple environmental and genetic factors. Some studies suggest that touching certain foods prior to eating them increases our sensitization. There are studies looking into whether children with eczema and atopic dermatiits are more prone to food allergy secondary to the poor skin barrier. ...Read more
Discover, avoid: Food allergies vary in their intensity. If you are allergic, your body reacts to it in various ways. Skin tests can be positive and the blood can show elevated antibody levels. Elevated ige is important and means a major reaction is possible. Those foods must be avoided. If skin tests show some reaction but ige levels are low, the food may be tolerated. Discuss which foods to avoid with your allerg. ...Read more
Allergy/ intolerance: Top contenders include gluten, dairy, soy, corn, citrus, eggs, beef and peanuts. Processed foods and additives such as aspartame can also trigger reactions. In addition, your body needs beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that actually train the immune system how to respond to allergens. Sometimes people have more than 1 food allergy, so pay close attention. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: And it depends on the food allergy. Peanut allergies tend to be for life. Many other food allergies are related to an inflamed gut and when you get off those foods awhile the gut can heal. Dairy is high in hormones and pesticides. Gluten is genetically modified a lot and can cause gut problems. Try being dairy and gluten free for a month and see if you notice you feel better. ...Read more
Yes.: New food allergies in teenagers are like those in adults - usually tree nuts or shellfish. Tropical fruit allergy - mango, banana - can occur at this age. Food-associated exercise-induced anaphylaxis presents in teenagers. The most common food allergen here is wheat. Oral allergy syndrome also presents in teenagers with symptoms of itchy mouth & throat to raw fruits & vegetables. ...Read more
Food allergy symptom: In general, there are 3 ways food allergy can present. The most dramatic one that we often refer to is immediate reaction that can cause hives, nausea, vomiting, throat closing and can be life threatening. Other types of food allergy can be more subtle and present chronically like esophagitis, gastroenteritis, colitis (difficulty swallowing, abdo pain, bloody stool...) or eczema. ...Read more
Prevalence low: 10-15% of public reports food allergy; when screened for good history and skin or blood tests showing allergic antibodies to suspected food only 6-8% of kids under 3 and 3-4% of adults have confirmed food allergy. Typical symptoms occur within 2 hr of each time small amount of food eaten, e.g. Itchy/swollen lips/mouth, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, flushing, hives, chest tightness, low bp. ...Read more
Food allergies: Could you be more clear about which type of foods you are allergic to or intolerant to? In general, the best way to treat food allergies is to avoid that particular food. In some centers, food desensitization is being studied and done. About budgeting your choices of foods, that would depend greatly on your preference. ...Read more
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