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Can Food Allergies Cause Seizures
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Anaphylaxis is often an extreme allergic reaction, but may not always be readily attributable to an allergy. Some people, for example, may experience anaphylaxis from exercise under certain circumstances. Most episodes of anaphylaxis may be linked to allergic sensitization as in the case of insect sting reactions, certain drugs, foods, and in some individuals with severe inhalant allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but complicated: In short, yes, food allergies can cause gastritis. Not commonly. The condition where gastritis would occur from food allergies is known as eosinophilic gastritis and is where the stomach lining becomes inflamed from the presentation of allergic foods. This condition is not common but recognized. Food intolerance, theoretically could but many more conditions are more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not allergy: Allergic reactions are not random. If you're having an allergic reaction to a component of diet coke, you will suffer the reaction whenever you drink it. Manufactured sodas are very consistent, so if you're having some sort of reaction some of the times you drink it, you're reacting to something else - you're just associating it with diet coke. Your doctor or allergist can help you sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: If so, this would account for a small minority of cases. ...Read more
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