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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.

Dr. John Chiu
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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 '.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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