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Is there a correlation between asthma, food allergies and hypochlorhydria? Older studies published in BMJ and Nature seem to suggest so?

Is there a correlation between asthma, food allergies and hypochlorhydria? Older studies published in BMJ and Nature seem to suggest so?

Possible: There is study suggesting that acid suppression may increase the risk to develop allergy to certain foods. However food allergy is rarely linked to asthma except perhaps in the first year of life. ...Read more

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Avoiding Unpasteurized Foods (Definition)

Listeriosis is a dangerous infection caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes). Pregnant women, developing fetuses, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems are at increased risk. The bacteria most often cause a gastrointestinal illness. In some cases, you can develop a blood infection (septicemia) or inflammation of the covering of the brain (meningitis). Infection in early pregnancy generally leads to miscarriage. The bacteria may cross the placenta and infect the developing baby. Infections in late pregnancy may lead to stillbirth or death of the infant within a few hours of birth. About half of infants infected at or ...Read more


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With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

Dust mite barrier: Covering your mattress with an impermeable dust mite barrier and washing sheets in hot water weekly as well as removing extra pillows and thick comforters are the most important steps to avoid dust mite allergy reactions. ...Read more

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Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

?: Dianabol is an anabolic steroid and a controlled substance in the us and western europe and is banned in the us. It can cause liver damage with long term use. I can't recommend it at all! for its association with asthma, allergies and eczema - ? ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Are there any links between connective tissue diseases, aggressive osteoarthritis, food allergies, asthma or allergies? Which could be related?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Are there any links between connective tissue diseases, aggressive osteoarthritis, food allergies, asthma or allergies? Which could be related?

No: But all except osteoarthritis are linked to immune dysregulation. If by connective tissue disease you meant autoimmune diseases, the basic immune abnormalities are 180 degree opposite between allergy and autoimmunity although both may co-exist. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of being born with food allergies, asthma, and later on juvenile type 1 diabetes?

What is the likelihood of being born with food allergies, asthma, and later on juvenile type 1 diabetes?

Not likely : Those problems are not commonly associated with diabetes.....If you are concerned about diabetes read specifically about factors related to it....Not allergies. ...Read more

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At times, have shallow breathing w/numbness/tingling all over and mental confusion;sometimes w/chest pain..No anxiety/food allergy/asthma. Any ideas?

At times, have shallow breathing w/numbness/tingling all over and mental confusion;sometimes w/chest pain..No anxiety/food allergy/asthma.  Any ideas?

Could be anxiety: These symptoms could easily be explained by limited symptom panic attacks, but you need a full evaluation with your physician to rule out other possible causes. Could also be from various types of substance use (you additionally list "type a medication" in your info, but i don't know what that is.) with the "irrational rage" and memory loss, would also recommend evaluation with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I have no history of asthma or allergies to foods. Can i all of a sudden become allergic?

I have no history of asthma or allergies to foods. Can i all of a sudden become allergic?

Yes: Food allergy often develops to previously tolerated foods. Allergies to raw fruits and vegetables are usually associated with oral allergy syndrome and present with your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am also suffering form asthma and nasal polyp and also food allergy?

I am also suffering form asthma and nasal polyp and also food allergy?

Clarify & re-ask.: It looks like this is an after thought. Where's the actual question? ...Read more

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How can I find a better trained/more up-to-date allergist? I have asthma. Should I look into a pulmonologist? Could a pulmo. manage food allergies?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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How can I find a better trained/more up-to-date allergist? I have asthma. Should I look into a pulmonologist? Could a pulmo. manage food allergies?

Check aaaai.org: You need to find another allergist if you don't feel comfortable with your current one. I doubt that most pulmonologists have had any training or interest in food allergy. Look in the aaaai.org website to find another allergist and cross- reference your findings with those online rating sites. You are frustrated but need to keep trying since there are many well-trained allergists around. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

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

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Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read more

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Swelling and hives in throat and where lips meet gums for 2 days. Never had food allergy, but I have bad allergies and asthma. How do I treat this?

Swelling and hives in throat and where lips meet gums for 2 days. Never had food allergy, but I have bad allergies and asthma. How do I treat this?

Mgt/workup: These symptoms require further evaluation and treatment. If you are experiencing any problems breathing or swallowing, please go to your nearest Emergency Department. It may be a local or more systemic reaction. Asthmatics are at risk for more severe reactions. Virtual follow up appt available to review treatment options. ...Read more

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20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

Lots of allergies : There are many complaints and symptoms - many of which may be related to your allergies. Go see an allergist and work through your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have asthma and what test should I be doing to know what triggers me, is it dust , flowers or maybe I have allergy to some food.

I have asthma and what test should I be doing to know what triggers me, is it dust , flowers or maybe I have allergy to some food.

Allergist: If you really want to know about your allergic triggers, skin testing with an allergist would help. S/he may have other ideas also. ...Read more

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Allergy asthma fighting foods I have a tons of allergies. I also have asthma. What types of food fight allergies and asthma?

Allergy asthma fighting foods I have a tons of allergies.  I also have asthma.  What types of food fight allergies and asthma?

Healthy diet: No specific foods fight asthma and allergies. Focus on eating a well balanced with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Some people with pollen allergy may experience itchy mouth or throat when eating raw fruits or vegetables. Usually the foods are tolerated if peeled or cooked. ...Read more

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I have seasonal allergy’s,rhino sinusitis, Chronic sinusitis, environmental allergies ,chilfhood asthma told i now have teosinophilic asthma recommended give myself asthma shots. Im worried Any suggestions ? Foods avoid ? Natural supplement

Control measures: Controller medications are used in conjunction with avoiding exposure to allergens. Your laboratory profile includes the total eosinophil count, responses of the immune system and an allergy report of possible triggers.
Ensure that ciliary function is normal, use nasal saline rinses and a nasal steroid spray.
Allergy immunotherapy may be recommended by your allergist. ...Read more

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Ruptured Food Pipe (Definition)

I am assuming mean the esophagus which is the muscular tube which delivers food from the mouth to the stomach. It lies behind the heart and lungs along the spine. The esophagus can tear after severe episode of vomiting. Also by injury either swallowing something sharp or caustic, and by blunt force trauma occasionally. It needs emergent medical attention to ...Read more


Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more