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Can my son's food allergies cause fever?

Can my son's food allergies cause fever?

Not directly: Allergies do not cause fevers but secondary conditions related to allergies can cause fevers such as ear infections that resulted from fluid behind the ear drum that becomes infected. ...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


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I ve reaction to so many foods and they all cause me sore throat & flu like symptoms, yet no food allergy has been identified on skin test, any causes?

I ve reaction to so many foods and they all cause me sore throat & flu like symptoms, yet no food allergy has been identified on skin test, any causes?

Not allergy : Need allergy consolation with certified allergist. The hx his most important.
Nedd to be more specific re: time specific other sx and foods. I doubt these sx are
ige mediated '. ...Read more

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Intermittent low fevers and flu like symptoms. Could it be food allergies, candida or possible cancer?

Intermittent low fevers and flu like symptoms. Could it be food allergies, candida or possible cancer?

Fevers: It does not sound like any of the three causes are the cause of your intermittent fevers. You may want to consult a rheumatologist to determine the cause of your fevers. ...Read more

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Why do I always get low grade fever after i eat sweet cheese? I get fever after like half a day.Food allergy?Leaky gut ?

Why do I always get low grade fever after i eat sweet cheese? I get fever after like half a day.Food allergy?Leaky gut ?

Fever: Although don't know what you mean by low grade, fever is commonly a response to an inflammatory process which causes release of cytokines like tnf or il-2, etc. These stimulate the hypothalamus to reset the body's thermostat. Allergy can do this, but many things are possible. Doubt you have a "leaky gut". Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3 year old had a food allergy for the first time. Doctor gave an oral steroid now he is soaked in sweat no fever is this normal?

My 3 year old had a food allergy for the first time. Doctor gave an oral steroid now he is soaked in sweat no fever is this normal?

Not usual but: Food allergy is not usually treated with steroid. However when the dose is high, it may cause flushing and thus the sweating without fever. Food reactions usually subside in less than a day at best and thus i question the use of steroid unless he had hives which could not be controlled with large dose of antihistamine. ...Read more

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Can i give my 15 month old peptobismol? She keeps throwing up with no signs of fever or illness. We have checked food allergies, ans GERD (taking zantac (ranitidine) 2x daily). I cannot figure out what's wrong :-(

Can i give my 15 month old peptobismol? She keeps throwing up with no signs of fever or illness.  We have checked food allergies, ans GERD (taking zantac (ranitidine) 2x daily). I cannot figure out what's wrong :-(

I wouldn't: Pepto has salycilates which we don't give tom kids under 16 because of an association with liver failure/death (Reye syndrome).Wet burps that do not result in problems with hydration often decrease with age as the reflux improves.If the kid is growing well. I would leave it alone. ...Read more

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Could you have a food allergy and a following flu?

Could you have a food allergy and a following flu?

They are not related: Food allergy is unrelated to flue symptoms.However, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting may deplete intestinal lactase which will give symptoms of an intolerance to milk, which is sometimes mis diagnosed as an allergy. ...Read more

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I have had a low grade temp for a week now.I am very tired and I have had stomach pain for 7 years including food allergies.It not cold Or or flu. ?

I have had a low grade temp for a  week  now.I am very tired and I have had stomach pain for 7 years including food allergies.It not cold Or or flu. ?

7 years?: I think you should consult a GI doctor who may or may not refer you to an allergist depending on his findings. 7 years are a long time to suffer. As for the low-grade temperature, how low grade has it been? ...Read more

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Can having a food allergy cause wrinkles and bad skin?

Can having a food allergy cause wrinkles and bad skin?

Skin issues: Food allergy is not associated with wrinkles. Some people with lots of allergies can have creases under their eyes, but not true wrinkles. Some people with food allergies will also get rashes if they ingest the food they are allergic to. ...Read more

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Does a food allergy cause itching or other side effects?

Does a food allergy cause itching or other side effects?

FOOD ALLERGY: A food allergy can cause many symptoms: itching, tingling of the mouth, hives, swelling of the face and lips, wheezing, trouble in breathing, dizziness, lightheadness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fainting and other symptoms. If you know which food, stop it immediatlely! and see a doctor! ...Read more

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Can having a food allergy cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Can having a food allergy cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Not Usually: Food allergies typically cause hives, swelling, rapid crampy vomiting or diarrhea within 15-30 min of eating the food, difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction resulting in decreased blood pressure and circulatory collapse). If you have lost that much weight you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a food allergy cause joint pain/swelling?

Can a food allergy cause joint pain/swelling?

Food allergy: Food allergy can result in swelling of connective tissues including joints. It can occur with hours and may be seen upto 24 hours after intake of food one is allergic to. Need to see an allergist to determine if it is the food that is causing the swelling rather than there is another cause of the joint swelling. ...Read more

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Pressure in only one ear most of the time. Can a food allergy cause this?

Pressure in only one ear most of the time. Can a food allergy cause this?

Unlikely: Ear pressure is not a typical symptom of a food allergy. I would recommend evaluation for other causes such as environmental allergies or other ENT causes. ...Read more

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Can a food allergy cause ear popping and plugged up feeling?

Can a food allergy cause ear popping and plugged up feeling?

Yes: Try to figure out what foods or ingredients that may be causing this and either remove them from your diet or simply taking a zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) may help out. ...Read more

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Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!

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

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I want to know three causes of food allergies?

I want to know three causes of food allergies?

Food Allergy: Check out this mayo clinic article for your reading pleasure: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/food-allergy/ds00082/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

No: It's not impossible for food allergies to cause nasal inflammation, but it is unusual. It's much more likely to happen in children. If you're talking about a long term, steady chronic sinus problem, then it's not likely a food allergy. Environmental allergies (pollens, dust, etc) commonly cause or worsen sinus problems. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause common cold?

Can food allergies cause common cold?

Nope: Food allergies can cause a lot of challenges but we can't blame colds on them too. Germs - usually viruses - cause the common cold. Some folks find that dairy makes them more snotty: stuffy nose and ears. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Yes: Especially in children. Many food allergies can be outgrown with maturing immune and gastrointestinal systems. Most patients with diarrhea don't have a true food allergy (involving immune system response) as the cause. Diarrheas may be due to digestive issues (e.g. Celiac sprue), intolerance, malabsorption (e.G lactose), infection (bacterial, viral, parasitic), inflammatory, irritable bowel. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause you some body odor?

Can food allergies cause you some body odor?

Foods not allergy: Foods that we eat can effect our breath and the way our body smells. Garlic, onions and curry spices all are absorbed and then secreted in sweat altering body fragrance. It's not an allergy, in fact, it's physiologic. Foods that we eat are not completely broken down in the small intestine & enter the circulation. This is not leaky gut syndrome. Igg antibodies protect us from any potential harm. ...Read more

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What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice or spicey food allergies are not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more

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Is it true that it true that mastocytic endocolitis mainly caused by food allergies?

Is it true that it true that mastocytic endocolitis mainly caused by food allergies?

May be yes oy no: Its the irritated mastocytes cause the problem can be food, acid, spices try Cromolyn Sodium 800 mg 15 min before meals , drink alkaline water ( water alkalizer.Com). ...Read more

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Food allergies- could it be from proteins in food that cause food allergies?

Food allergies- could it be from proteins in food that cause food allergies?

Yes: It usually is a protein in the food that causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. For example: milk allergy may be because of the casein protein in the milk. There also may be allergies to the carbohydrate unit of the meats but that is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more

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What would cause an adult in his 50s to develop a food allergy?

What would cause an adult in his 50s to develop a food allergy?

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

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Causes of food allergies?

Great Question: That is a great question and one that is up for debate at every national allergy meeting as we are seeing more and more people diagnosed with food allergies every day. Unfortunately the best minds in the field have yet to come to a consensus and therefore we don't have any way yet of preventing the development of food allergies in children or adults. Continue to stay tuned. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of food allergies?

What are the causes and effects of food allergies?

Food allergy: Food allergies occur when the body develops antibodies against the food. The tendency for this to occur is often genetic. The symptoms can be mild to severe including hives, itching, eczema, trouble breathing, asthma, throat closing, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fainting. See an allergist for evaluation and management of food allergies. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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