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Doctor insights on: Behavior Problems And Food Allergies In Children

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Does anyone have data on food allergies and behavioral disorders?

Does anyone have data on food allergies and behavioral disorders?

No direct effect: There is no good scientific data that food allergies are a direct cause of behavioral problems. Children who are sick from consuming food that they are allergic to may also have behavioral problems, such as children with eczema that is aggravated by different foods may be irritable because of the itching. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more


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Does testing for food allergies in children painful?

Does testing for food allergies in children painful?

No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more

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What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for?Children and food allergies?

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 more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more

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How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

Lunch tables: Most schools provide a peanut free table for students with peanut allergy to sit at. They often have a friend that agrees not to bring peanut to school that is able to sit with them. ...Read more

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I have suddenly developed many food allergies(see profile). I've been on a strict organic diet with no allergens and still having problems. Why?

I have suddenly developed many food allergies(see profile). I've been on a strict organic diet with no allergens and still having problems. Why?

Complex pks c ur MD: U r on multiple medications, for different diseases, central nervous system medicines can interact with other meds/foods, or themselves can cause rashes, u need 2 b evaluated by ur allergist and ur neurologist. ...Read more

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Problem soft brown sticky stool foul smelling gas. constipated for three days difficult to pass, dont know all food allergies What to do?

Problem soft brown sticky stool foul smelling gas.  constipated for three days  difficult to pass, dont know all food allergies  What to do?

Diet/fiber/water: Add soluble fiber, fresh fruits, vegetables,8-10 glasses of water/day and avoid gas forming foods: onions, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes, lentils etc.- that should help alot ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause food allergies ? I am finding that nuts are causing problems when they didn't 2 months ago & developed wheat alergy.

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause food allergies ? I am finding that nuts are causing problems when they didn't 2 months ago & developed wheat alergy.

Vice versa: Food allergy may induce symptoms similar to ibs but ibs does not lead to food allergy. The best approach is avoidance of the offending foods and perhaps consult an allergist who can help you sort out whether your problem is from wheat allergy or gluten intolerance. ...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


Dr. Kevin Passer
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Behavior Problems (Definition)

Behavior problems is a symptom in which a person acts in a way that causes problems for himself, for other people around him, for his belongings, for the property of others, to the community ...Read more