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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more