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Autism And Food Allergies
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 24-48 hours after exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are common include redness, itching and swelling. Sometimes blistering and weeping of the skin also develop. What you are allergic to is determined by your genes, not foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just like any other: Food allergy symptoms vary ranging from hives, swelling, nasal congestion and even asthma. When severe, it leads to anaphylaxis (a life-threatening reaction). Usually one has gastrointestinal upset (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain) and/or hives along with the reaction. Wheat and dairy allergy are no exceptions except that with dairy allergy , 3/4 of the people can tolerate the cooked product ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is no bee venom in honey, so it can be safely eaten by people allergic to bees. There is not supposed to be any peanut protein in peanut oil, but there may be if it wasn't carefully manufactured. If you have had a life-threatening reaction to peanut, i wouldn't recommend betting your life on whether the peanut oil is pure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Loaded Question: To some degree they may be. For example in peanut allergic children subsequent sibs are probably at a higher risk than the general population for peanut allergy. However, the genetics of allergic disease is very complex and one generally passes on the ability to be allergic rather than a specific allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most: Most kids do after age 5 to 7. ...Read more
History and testing: Food allergy diagnosis begins with a detailed history of what symptoms are occurring and when especially in relation to meals. A thorough diet history is obtained. An exam is performed. Allergy testing can be performed either through skin testing or blood tests for ige to specific foods. Neither way of testing is perfect, so food challenges are sometimes necessary. An allergist can assist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash or stomach ache: Any true food allergy can cause a range of symptoms..An itchy rash is probably most common..But some people get nausea, diarrhea or if severe, even breathing problems. See an allergist to be tested, so you can verify your symptoms are an allergy(ie. Not an intolerance or other problem) and to help determine how severe an allergy you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nut allergies: That is why we have rds or registered dieticians to help us. ...Read more
What food do people with food allergies eat to get the same nutrients they need from the foods they're allergic to? i.e. Nuts, shellfish and pork?
Micronutrients: Protein, Omega fatty acids and micronutrients are nutritional advantages of the foods you have mentioned. A whole raw food multivitamin and other protein sources such as lean beef, organ meats, soy, avocado, spinach, kale can help make up the difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!
Not likely: Many people with no food allergy will produce antibody that reacts to the food allergy panel. Thus, these tests need to be interpreted by experts who treat food allergy daily. Skin testing is often more accurate, but ones history of symptoms that follow an ingestion is critical as well. Yes, dizziness/fogginess can occur with allergy, but is transient immediately following intake. Be well! ...Read more
If the oral allergy syndrome is due to x-reactions between homologous proteins in ingested food and aero-allergens why aren't food skin tests +?
Too complex...?!: The gut is both an immune privileged site and responds adversely (and often unpredictably) to ingested materials (e.g. Bacteria, food, dirt, etc.). There may be too many variables to easily answer your question. A case in point is eosinophilic esophagitis. Sadly, given our knowledge gap, too many patients take too many supplements or exclude too many products for questionable reasons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...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
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