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Can Food Allergies Cause Swelling In The Brain
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. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Not Typical: Food allergies are typically an immediate reaction minutes to a half hour after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives, wheezing, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, or syncope (fainting). Light headedness could be associated with drop in blood pressure but brain fog is not a typical sign of allergy. Skin testing by allergist will sort things out. ...Read more
I don't have food allergies, or other allergies. How likely is it that my tongue will swell? Afraid of tongue swelling. This fear came out of the blue.
Very unlikely.: Tongues do not swell without a cause and it sounds to me that you have no causative factors. This worry you have is therefore unfounded and if it continues you should consider some counseling to help dismiss this fear. Life is magnificent if you can allow yourself to see it! ...Read more
Lately keep getting black spots and and swelling on lower lip with cracks on the inside of the lip. Could it be food allergies?
Virus vs allergies: Possible allergies to certain foods, espec. Citrus. Or cancur sores or aphthous ulcers[get otc orabase or rx kenolog steroid oint in arabase by dr.] if pustules or incr. Redness swelling pain;cellulitis, need antibiotic like amox/augmentin or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). take otc pain meds for pain, I like excedrin [generic ok] because it has 3 in one for pain. ...Read more
If your afraid of food allergies, and tongue swelling, and have don't have allergies, and have never experienced swollen tongue. Is it a phobia then?
Food allergy: While many people have adverse reactions to foods, only about 2-3% of adults have true food allergies where tongue swelling may occur. Other symptoms that are more common than tongue swelling is mouth itching, mild lip swelling, hives and GI symptoms. It's important to enjoy food, if you experience symptoms an allergist can help identify if there is an allergy or not. ...Read more
I have health anxiety. Never gotten swollen tongue. I'm afraid of tongue swelling. How likely is this to occur? No food allergies, or other allergies!
Unlikely: Swollen tongue is not common. It can occur if you are allergic to a particular type of food. If you avoid these foods, it should not happen. ...Read more
I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and tongue swelling because of the food I eat. I have no food allergy, or other allergies. Phobia?
Still? Again?: Did you talk to your counselor yet? Fears are primarily irrational concerns about things that may or may not happen. It is impossible to predict if you will ever have an allergy or an injury or a syndrome that may validate your fears. I would seek a consultation with a therapist to help you understand and control the irrational thoughts. Worrying about it will not change any outcome. ...Read more
Are afraid of tongue swelling, but it have never happened, and I don't have food allergies, or any other allergies. So it's an irrational fear? Phobia?
Yep, phobia :): Extremely rare to see a swollen tongue. ...Read more
Female. 26 years. Outer ear (top connecting part) started hurting and swelling, has hard spot/bump. No cut, sting, food allergies/diet change. Help? Fixes?
Have it evaluated: Have this evaluated as soon as possible. While it may be a minor issue you want to rule out a condition known as relapsing polychondritis. ...Read more
Swollen lips & blisters since 5:45am, saw hospital was given antihistamines and steroids, told POSSIBLE FOOD ALLERGY. Swelling returned it now 10:32pm?
Just took an food allergy (nuts, fish, soy, etc) and pollen allergy. It was all negative. Any reason to fear tongue swelling? Afraid og swollen tongue
Swelling and hives in throat and where lips meet gums for 2 days. Never had food allergy, but I have bad allergies and asthma. How do I treat this?
These symptoms require further evaluation and treatment. If you are experiencing any problems breathing or swallowing, please go to your nearest Emergency Department.
It may be a local or more systemic reaction. Asthmatics are at risk for more severe reactions.
Virtual follow up appt available to review treatment options. ...Read more
I think I may have food allergies, just wondering if my symptoms are possibility......Brain fog skin rash on right forearm that doesn't go away mood s?
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Can food allergies cause your joints to swell up, I notice I feel better when I don't eat much, I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night, and haven't reacted to foo?
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
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
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
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
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
Red ears and allergy: Yes, food allergies can cause those symptoms but it does call for a medical evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: A type of food allergy that is mediated by immune cells can cause colitis especially in children and presents with bloody stool, abdominal pain. A more severe life threatening variation of this type of food allergy is called fpies or food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome. It is more aggressive and also found in children. Of note, those conditions are diagnosed after excluding infections. ...Read more
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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