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Doctor insights on: Can Food Allergies Cause Seizures

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I want to know three causes of food allergies?

I want to know three causes of food allergies?

8 foods 90% cases: Food allergies are due to allergic antibodies (ige) to food proteins. Up to 10% of the population have ige to a food but eat it without problem as they don't absorb intact food protien that can bind with the ige to produce a reaction. Food allergic people make ige and absorb the intact proteins. Milk, egg, wheat, soy, bony fish, shell fish, tree nuts, peanut account for 90% of food allergies. ...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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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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Can food allergies cause jaw pain?

Can food allergies cause jaw pain?

No: The most common symptmos with food allergies are rash(facial or generalized), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, runny nose, swelling of throat tongue or lips, within minutes to a few hours after ingesting the offending food. Pain in the jaw after eating, especially chewy, crunchy food, may signify tmj( temporomandibular joint disease). Would discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause weight gain?

Could food allergies cause weight gain?

Not likely: Food allergies is an immediate immune response caused by your body's reaction to the specific food. Your change in diet because of a food allergy may have you increasing sugars/carbs which may cause weight gain. Any suspicion of food allergy should be properly evaluated by an allergist with both blood and skin testing. ...Read more

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Which food allergies can cause panic attacks?

Which food allergies can cause panic attacks?

Allergy panic: Having any severe allergic reaction can be anxiety provoking and result in a panic attack in the susceptible person. Allergic reactions can cause increased heart rate, heaviness in the throat or chest, shortness of breath, and a feeling of unwellness. These symptoms are similar to those found in panic attacks. Usually people will also have hives, itchy, rash, and skin flushing as well. ...Read more

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Does a prolonged elimination diet (eg AIP) cause food allergies or anaphylaxis to foods that you eliminated?

Does a prolonged elimination diet (eg AIP) cause food allergies or anaphylaxis to foods that you eliminated?

Not usually: If you eliminated a food you are allergic to even for a long time, the reaction is unpredictable on reintroduction but it is unlikely that this action alone eliminates the food allergy. However some food allergies do tend to fade away (milk, egg etc0 with time-whether this is from having avoided it for a long time or not is unclear. ...Read more

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Can a food intolerance cause itching? And related, can a food allergy not respond to small amounts of the allergen (fine at <5 g, sick at >30)?

Yes and yes: Food allergy is not a trivial matter. Food allergy can change from itching one time to fatal anaphylaxis the next. It is important to have allergy testing, have a consultation with an allergist, avoid all foods you are allergic to, have an epipen (epinephrine) and an emergency action plan handy, and carefully examine the contents of everything you eat for contamination with the allergy triggers you have. ...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. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more