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Baby Food Allergy Skin Rash
Avoid the food: The best current treatment for food allergies is avoiding that particular food. After avoidance, antihistamines can decrease itching associated with food allergies. The use of steroid creams or ointments may help, but should be monitored by a physician. An allergist can assist in identifying the specific food trigger. ...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
I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?
Not easily: If you really wish to find out, consult an allergist who can decide on what tests you may be needed after getting a detailed history from you. ...Read more
My skin gets itchy, when I scratch it, it turns to red spots. Like rashes. I don't have food allergies. What could this be?
I think I may have food allergies, just wondering if my symptoms are possibility......Brain fog skin rash on right forearm that doesn't go away mood s?
Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. I read it could be a food allergy. Could it be or just a coincidence?
No: No reason to believe that it would help with food allergy. The reason it is labeled as a food product is that no studies have been done to prove any health benefit of the product. However, there may be some health benefits of individual components of the product, though not necessarily in the amount provided. ...Read more
2y/o having itchy rashes all over the body. Rashes disappeared yestrday and came back this morning. Could this be due to food allergy?
Yes.: Food sensitivities are closely related to skin rashes in children and aduls. An itchy rash suggests allergic rash or dermatitis, or eczema tours rash. A hydration with lotions and steroid creams will alleviate the symptoms. But if the symptoms are ongoing I suggest having your child tested for food sensitivities and trying some diet elimination trials. ...Read more
I have chronic small hives, rashes. Tested negative for food allergies via scratch test. Trust the results and eat whatever I want? Worried abt reactn
Varies: All over (urticaria / hives / itchy blotches), or in the creases of the elbows and knees (atopic dermatitis). Dh from gluten senstivity symmetic, upper body. Some of the more mysterious skin diseases may also be caused by food hypersensitivity sometimes. Food allergy is best diagnosed by what happens to a person if they eat the stuff; it can be dangerous and needs respect. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)
Rash: Your rash may or may not be related to food allergies and the foods you mentioned, especially cucumbers, are rarely associated with this type of rash. I think you need to have your rash examined to determine what it is. ...Read more
It may last years.
See this site for info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001820/. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Rash due to allergic reaction will generally improve with antihistamines, occasionally topical steroids. Avoidance of the suspect food helps. Special case: "dermatitis herpetiformis" recurrent skin eruption mostly in some patients with celiac sprue. Rx involves treatment for sprue, i.e. No gluten in diet. ...Read more
None: Where the rash appears tells you nothing about food allergies. Hives can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema can appear anywhere as well but is more commonly seen in the elbow creases, behind the knees, at the wrists, ankles, tops of feet & hands, behind the ears, eyelids, & anywhere on the neck. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop food allergies that you have never been allergic to before? I'm 24 and have a reoccurring rash due to something I eat.
Certainly: Allergy reactions require that you have had a prior exposure; you can't have an allergy to something you have never been exposed to. Allergies, including food allergies, can appear later in life. You should find a good allergy doctor and get tested. ...Read more
Can't see a picture of your rash to see if it has the typical wheal and flare of hives, sort of like a mosquito bite or TB skin test in appearance. Caused by allergies to many things, including latex and dyes. Also result from viral illnesses. Best to seek treatment. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 6 hrs in the meantime. If throat swelling or shortness of breath, ER.
http://www. Dermnet. Com/images/Urticaria-Acute ...Read more
Can a red raw rash around the anus indicate a food allergy in a 9 month old it was chicken and the rash is gone away since I stopped giving it to her?
Possibly: Though it could also be an irritation or even an infection. Have her seen. ...Read more
When you have a food allergy what does the rash look like and can the rash be anywhere on the body?
Looks like hives: It is very rare to have just a hives from food allergy, usually also have itchy/swollen, lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, etc. The hives can occur anywhere, usually appearing within 1/2 to 2 hours and resolving within 24 hours. Check with your md or an allergist. ...Read more
I've been getting a rash on my ears and occasionally my face every few days. I think it might be a food allergy but I'm not entirely sure.?
My 3 yr old son, has many food allergies & always has a rash. Some time ago he developed a pimple like rash on his abd- has hard white debris in them?
Allergies: Do not attempt to "pop" the rash. Take him to his pediatrician who will probably tell you to use a mild exfolliant. Very common rash in kids with allergies, usually on backs of arms and sometimes even face. Get him checked but doubtful serious. ...Read more
No much OTC meds: If you have real food allergy and you break out in hives when you eat that particular food, beside benadryl, (diphenhydramine) there are not much otc meds you can take. Go to the nearest er if you have nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing since those are signs of anaphylaxis and can be dangerous. If the rashes are eczema but not hives, you can use otc cortisone cream, moisturizer and see an allergist. ...Read more
Itchy rash spread over most of trunk over 3 mo period, derm. Says allergic--doesn't know if contact or food allergy. Could tomatoes cause this?
Probably not: If the dermatologist can clear up the rash with cortisone creams you should send have patch testingdone. If the rash cannot be cleared up then you need to have a biopsy. ...Read more
How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy? Can this also be related to thyroid problems?
Correlate with food?: The best way to know if your symptoms are due to food allergy is to have a diary and write down the foods with worsening of the rash. Rash limited to legs and neck area alone are not usually caused by food allergy. Rash on area of contact and if it is recent you may suspect contact allergens such as poison ivy. It is not likely related to thyroid problems. Seeing an allergist is an option. ...Read more
Puffy under eye, itchy rash under arms, congested. Slow onset. Lasted only noon till next morning. No food allergy. I work at day care center.
Has this resolved?: Sounds like an allergy- maybe a cream or perfume/body spray/detergent or something that you touched with your fingers (then touched your eye/arms, etc.). If you are not taking other medicines and are not allergic, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful. You should see a doctor if symptoms persist. Think about anything new you may have been exposed to- whether at the day care or at home. ...Read more
Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?
Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more