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Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. Am I sick?

Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. Am I sick?

Yes by definition: However your problem could be from an allergic reaction and you likely have asthma as well (milk, clam. Or other ingredients in the chowder). Consult an allergist to find out what you may be allergic to and whether you have asthma. ...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 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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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 vomiting?

Can food allergies cause vomiting?

Yes: Yes they can cause vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

No: It is very well established now that acne is not due to food allergies, but certain bacteria on the skin. There is no need to alter your diet to treat acne. Instead, see a dermatologist for the best advice; this may includes antibiotic creams, other lotions, etc. Enjoy your meals! ...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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Can having hypothyroidism cause food allergies or sensitivities?

Can having hypothyroidism cause food allergies or sensitivities?

No: Hypothyroidism does not cause food allergies or sensitivities. People hypothyroidism may have gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue caused by a food intolerance or food allergy?

Can geographic tongue caused by a food intolerance or food allergy?

Not that we know of: Geographic tongue is a benign inflammatory condition which has no known definite cause or cure, but is completely harmless. Food intolerance or allergies may cause other tongue conditions such as swelling or itching, but this is different from geographic tongue. ...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

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My daughter tested postive twice for the rotavirus. She has had it for about 6 months now. We found she has food allergies is that cause of roatavirus?

My daughter tested postive twice for the rotavirus. She has had it for about 6 months now. We found she has food allergies is that cause of roatavirus?

Confusing question: Rotovirus is a common cause of infant diarrhea. It is also given as a weakened vaccine to infants. Once it is acquired as an infection or given as the vaccine, it will test positive for up to 6 weeks (after infection or vaccine dose) food allergies do not cause rotovirus. It is a simple virus, transmitted most often in saliva or from contaminated changing stations. ...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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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 eczema be caused by food allergies?

Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist. ...Read more

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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

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Does food allergies cause numbing of the face?

Does food allergies cause numbing of the face?

Unlikely: The common symptoms of food allergies are itching, hives and swelling (mouth, tongue, lips, throat), vomiting, diarrhea and in some cases asthma or anaphylaxis (severe reaction). Numbness suggests involvement of the nerves which is less likely with allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

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

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Can food allergy and nutrition cause adhd symptoms.

Can food allergy and nutrition cause adhd symptoms.

No.: Although you will find some doctors, who insist that they can cause ADHD symptoms, the standard, majority view -- and my view -- is that they can't. ...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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Where on the body do rashes caused by food allergies usually occur?

Where on the body do rashes caused by food allergies usually occur?

Varies: All over (urticaria / hives / itchy blotches), or in the creases of the elbows and knees (atopic dermatitis). Dh from gluten senstivity symmetic, upper body. Some of the more mysterious skin diseases may also be caused by food hypersensitivity sometimes. Food allergy is best diagnosed by what happens to a person if they eat the stuff; it can be dangerous and needs respect. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

Many possibilities: The primary triggers for eczema flare-ups are food exposures, changes in weather/temperature, using the wrong soaps and moisturizers, and environmental allergens (pets, dust mites). ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it only proteins in food that causes food allergies?

I wanted to know is it only proteins in food that causes food allergies?

Yes most of the time: Usually protein in the food causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. Example:milk allergy may be caused by casein protein in the milk. Allergies to carbohydrate unit of red meats is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more

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Would any food allergy cause severe fluid retention like the photo above?

Would any food allergy cause severe fluid retention like the photo above?

Fluid: I specialize in fluid issues. Lets do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures. Otherwise cannot see them. ...Read more

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Can food allergies or food intolerances cause gastritis both acute and chronic?

Can food allergies or food intolerances cause gastritis both acute and chronic?

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 more

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Does a food allergy reaction usually cause hives? I have lost 30 pounds unintentionally and can't stop itching wverywhwre?

Does a food allergy reaction usually cause hives? I have lost 30 pounds unintentionally and can't stop itching wverywhwre?

Not for chronic: Chronic hives (>6-8 weeks) are rarely if ever caused by food allergies. About 30% of chronic hives are considered of autoimmune nature. See allergist or dermatologist if you are so miserable. ...Read more

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What's allergy shot made of? Does it include egg substance? Or anything that may cause food allergy or. Also does it contain hormone growth?

What's allergy shot made of? Does it include egg substance? Or anything that may cause food allergy or. Also does it contain hormone growth?

Allergy shots: Allergy shots contains extracts of the various allergens to which you were positive on allergy testing such as grass pollen or dust mites etc. Allergy shots are done for inhalant allergens or stinging insects. There is no egg or food in allergy extracts nor other drugs. ...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

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)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more