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Is it possible to have a food allergey and only get hives on your arms and not all over?

Is it possible to have a food allergey and only get hives on your arms and not all over?

Yes it is possible: Although not common, localized hives can occur with a food reactions. The most sites are also common for atopic dermatitis At the inner bend of the elbow, behind the knees, the wrists and the inner portion of the arms, close to the chest ...Read more

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I am 30yo male, very healthy with gerd. Did test with cardiologist and everything is perfect. Why do I get left arm pain/discomfort after food?

I am 30yo male, very healthy with gerd. Did test with cardiologist and everything is perfect. Why do I get left arm pain/discomfort after food?

Gerd: Reflux can cause the pain. It is not your heart- you need to manage your reflux. See a gi. Get tested for hpylori and possible need for endoscopy. Stop alcohol. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bumps on arms. Do you think this could be a food allergy or something more serious?

How to get rid of bumps on arms. Do you think this could be a food allergy or something more serious?

Keratosis pilaris: If its the back of the arms and never goes away it's probably keratosis pilaris. This is benign and genetic. It is difgicult to treat, but keratolytics like ammonium lactate lotion may be helpful. ...Read more

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I had an op2 years ago to remove a plate from my arm ever since can't eat rich foods and get cramps. GP said I have spastic colon but nothing helps.

Gall bladder: Sounds more like a gall bladder problem and has nothing to do with your operation or plate in your arm. Get an ultrasound of your liver and gall bladder to look for stones ...Read more

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What can an eczema patient get tested for besides food and normal things. My thick eczema on feet with cuts and cuts on fingers and arms and legs.

What can an eczema patient get tested for besides food and normal things. My thick eczema on feet with cuts and cuts on fingers and arms and legs.

Probably no allergie: Most patients with excema are not specifically allergic to something. This is a problem that can be inherited and while it is treatable is not curable. It is usually treated with topical cortisone creams, moisturizers, mild soaps and sometimes bleach baths or oral antibiotics. You need to see a dermatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Do the foods I eat have relation to the pimple-like spots in parts of my body such as leg, thighs, arms and shoulders? Even in my stomach I have but only few? How can I get rid of it?

Do the foods I eat have relation to the pimple-like spots in parts of my body such as leg, thighs, arms and shoulders? Even in my stomach I have but only few? How can I get rid of it?

Usually not, but...: If an individual person sees that a particular food, drink, activity, medication, etc..., repeatedly precedes a flare-up of acne-like spots, then he can ask his doctor whether or not it would be fine to avoid that particular item. If the spots are pustules that are not typical teen acne or young adult acne, he may need evaluation and treatment for a skin infection. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a boxer and sometimes before a workout my arms don't feel as stron and I don't feel energetic what foods canhelp give meenergy while stil dietng?

Eat well: If you are trying to lose weight while working out with boxing, make sure you do several things. Hydration.....Drink at least 100 oz of water in addition to other drinks every day. Eat/drink high protein, low carb low fat foods, but keep some balance. Eat small amounts 5 to 6 times a day. If you are doing an aggressive program, it would be safer to check liver function tests periodically. ...Read more

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I have taken my antibiotic before food. Can dis cause me acidity...and nw with acidity my both d arms r paining my age s 40 years?

I have taken my antibiotic before food. Can dis cause me acidity...and nw with acidity my both d arms r paining my age s 40 years?

Yes: Antibiotics can cause gastric upset. This can be felt as increased burning sensation. Make sure you take the medicine with food. Also try yogurt or a probiotic to help with the upset. If you are still having problems see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello dr, consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily, 3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal, can lose arm fat?

Hello dr, consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily, 3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal, can lose arm fat?

No protein?: Starvation diets and diets that only include sugar calories are the most dangerous and unhealthy choices one can make. This diet is ABSOLUTELY not wise. It will not in any way lead to health! ...Read more

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I think I've been suffering from food poisoning which now seems to be clearing, however, I now have pain in the my right side, neck, shoulder and arm?

I think I've been suffering from food poisoning which now seems to be clearing, however, I now have pain in the my right side, neck, shoulder and arm?

Referred pain: When a person has pain along the side/neck/shoulder related to an abdominal problem we usually think the diaphragm is involved. The diaphragm is the muscle which aids breathing (inspiration/expiration). Abdominal inflammation or partial bowel obstruction causes pressure on the diaphragm which is referred to the shoulder. It should resolve as your abdominal symptoms improve. Rx OTC pain killers:) ...Read more

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Have eaten kiwi, no issue, but while cutting skin off kiwi at work wearing latex gloves, suddenly broke out in hives on arms. Use latex gloves at work to handle food but never had a reaction to them before. Am I now allergic to kiwi?

Have eaten kiwi, no issue, but while cutting skin off kiwi at work wearing latex gloves, suddenly broke out in hives on arms. Use latex gloves at work to handle food but never had a reaction to them before. Am I now allergic to kiwi?

Probably not: Given that you were wearing latex gloves at the time, it is unlikely that the kiwi was the culprit. Contact allergies and food eating allergies can be different, and are processed differently by the immune system.

Allergies can develop after repeated exposure, so it is more likely that you have developed a latex allergy. You should see a doctor for proper testing to be sure. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on chest after eating spicy food right arm at night pins and needels?

Burning sensation on chest after eating spicy food right arm at night pins and needels?

Heartburn/Acid reflu: Male says Burning sensation on chest after eating spicy foods right arm at night pins and needles Consistent with Heartburn/Acid reflux Disease. Good idea to see PCP/GI Consult for appropriate treatment and dietary tips. ...Read more

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Bad smelling sweat on my groin area and arm pits, regardless of bathing more, cud it b to do with my genes or food I eat?

Bad smelling sweat on my groin area and arm pits, regardless of bathing more, cud it b to do with my genes or food I eat?

Suggestion: Could be a lotta things but try this first: Get some of that antibacterial gel that people use to clean their hands. Get the kind with aloe in it. And slather that on your groin and armpits after bathing with Dial soap or Hibiclens Cleanser (or both) and see what happens. There';s a good chance that might help. If not, move to a deserted island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. ...Read more

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Hive or bite? Itchy red lesions on arms, face or chest seem to have center, but only occur on or after weekend (at home), so maybe food allergy?

Hive or bite? Itchy red lesions on arms, face or chest seem to have center, but only occur on or after weekend (at home), so maybe food allergy?

Bites: Hive like bumps with centers are called "papular urticaria" and are typically caused by insect bites. Crops of three are often from fleas - do you have any pets? Bed bugs and other insects that are in your home can all be culprits. ...Read more

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I had food poisoning and dehydration yesterday but feel better today. Then my left arm went numb. That feels better but now my chest aches. Go to dr?

I had food poisoning and dehydration yesterday but feel better today. Then my left arm went numb. That feels better but now my chest aches. Go to dr?

Your symptoms are: Perhaps more psychological than internal. However still see ur dr for reassurance and for peace of mind. U r still young to be having a heart and a brain condition unless there's a strong family history of it take care! ...Read more

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Last night I ate 2 pcs of chicken and develop some rashes in my arms and legs, can I consider it as one of d foods tat im allergic with?

Last night I ate 2 pcs of chicken and develop some rashes in my arms and legs, can I consider it as one of d foods tat im allergic with?

Not yet: Symptoms such as rash after exposure to something like food may be due to an allergy, but there are multiple things, both allergic and non allergic, that can cause a rash. Food allergy is just one and can be serious if that is the cause. I recommend seeing a board certified allergist for an evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I have celiac and have numerous other allergies to foods I am thinking that I might be hailing another, an ichy rash/hives on arms and torso.?

I have celiac and have numerous other allergies to foods I am thinking that I might be hailing another, an ichy rash/hives on arms and torso.?

Dermatitis Herpetifo: It may be rash of dermatitis herpetiformis a skin condition associated with celiac disease.But it may be another food allegy as well
have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a sausage breakfast sandwich 3.5 hours ago, now feeling nauseous, a bit weak, and a little tingly in arms/legs. Could it be food poisoning?

Had a sausage breakfast sandwich 3.5 hours ago, now feeling nauseous, a bit weak, and a little tingly in arms/legs. Could it be food poisoning?

Probably not: Those are not typical symptoms of food poisoning, which would be nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, possibly fever and chills. Sausage breakfast sandwiches are not the healthiest, but I'm not sure I can blame it for all those symptoms, especially the tingly arms. What else is going on with you? Do other foods, especially fatty foods, cause nausea? Check it out with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am sick with sweating nausea and diarrhea and pain in my left arm. I thought it was food poisoning but I don't know. Could they be connected?

I am sick with sweating nausea and diarrhea and pain in my left arm. I thought it was food poisoning but I don't know. Could they be connected?

ER: You are very young, but your signs and symptoms point to a possible heart attack. Though this is highly unlikely, best to be on safe side. After check up you should be able to relax. I'm sure its nothing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have tiny itchy blisters that are spreading on my chest, back, legs and arms. Very small clear liquid filled. What could it be, no food allergens?

I have tiny itchy blisters that are spreading on my chest, back, legs and arms. Very small clear liquid filled. What could it be, no food allergens?

Shingles: Sounds like the rash that goes along with shingles. The rash is usually more isolated and in a pattern. I would seek care and evaluation asap as this can benefit from early intervention with medications. ...Read more

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When I eat junk food a couple hrs later my chest is numbs n so is my left arms n trouble breathing. My head also tingles. Is this a stroke?

When I eat junk food a couple hrs later my chest is numbs n so is my left arms n trouble breathing. My head also tingles. Is this a stroke?

Maybe, BUT: Check with your doctor asap.

If s/he says you're ok, then consider the recurrent nature of this and what you are doing or eating that is a trigger. Food allergy and food intolerance symptoms come in all shapes and sizes. Everyone's different. Try a serious elimination diet, add some probiotics (long term) and let your body guide you to foods you can tolerate well. You may feel lots better. ...Read more

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I think I got food poisoning on v-day. I was shaking my arms and legs were numb and I was so cold, now I have a really bad pain in my side?

I think I got food poisoning on v-day. I was shaking my arms and legs were numb and I was so cold, now I have a really bad pain in my side?

Food Poisoning: You may well have contracted a virus, like norovirus (common on cruise ships and which is making the rounds around the us even without having been in a cruise), or a bacterial or parasitic infection. If you have fever and/or bad diarrhea, consult a doctor, and if you remain well hydrated and the symptoms don't clear in a few more days, make an appointment with your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Gonna sound crazy but when I eat unhealthy my. Muscles burn all over my legs and arms? Could food possibly cause this? If I eat healthy it subsides.

Gonna sound crazy but when I eat unhealthy my. Muscles burn all over my legs and arms? Could food possibly cause this? If I eat healthy it subsides.

Yes: As the saying goes, you are what you eat, so if you eat unhealthy you will be unhealthy. Unhealthy foods like sugars and fried foods increase inflammation which likely causes the burning. In a way you are lucky that your body gives you this feedback, as eating unhealthy is bad for everyone but most people don't discover this until they develop a serious illness. Listen to your body's feedback. ...Read more

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Vomiting majority of foods for 2 weeks on and off headaches not that bad but on and off arm and leg pain and heart ER fond nothing in blood and urine?

Vomiting majority of foods for 2 weeks on and off headaches not that bad but on and off arm and leg pain and heart ER fond nothing in blood and urine?

Stomach flu: Is the second most common illness kids get, after common cold. the common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, and/or fever. the condition usually last up to 21 days. Good rest, lots of fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC for pain management will help your girl to recover. If concerned call your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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bad headache after meal and vomiting, numbness in arm come after, but no fever. Is it a flu? Or just food poison.

bad headache after meal and vomiting, numbness in arm come after, but no fever. Is it a flu? Or just food poison.

Check it out: Your symptoms could be from food poisoning but your findings sound more neurological. The numbness, bad headache, vomiting, sounds more like a migraine brought on by something you ate. Because of the neurological symptoms you have, if still present, you should go to urgent care or emergency room at this time. Call your own MD now about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Puffy under eye, itchy rash under arms, congested. Slow onset. Lasted only noon till next morning. No food allergy. I work at day care center.

Puffy under eye, itchy rash under arms, congested. Slow onset. Lasted only noon till next morning. No food allergy. I work at day care center.

Has this resolved?: Sounds like an allergy- maybe a cream or perfume/body spray/detergent or something that you touched with your fingers (then touched your eye/arms, etc.). If you are not taking other medicines and are not allergic, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful. You should see a doctor if symptoms persist. Think about anything new you may have been exposed to- whether at the day care or at home. ...Read more

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Bad flushing neck, face, arms after eating. No common triggers. Blood and food allergy test neg, mastocytosis neg, carcinoid neg, I'm going crazy, why?

Bad flushing neck, face, arms after eating. No common triggers. Blood and food allergy test neg, mastocytosis neg, carcinoid neg, I'm going crazy, why?

Flushing after meal: I know it is very frustrating but please continue to be a good detective to find out what is happening. A more sensitive food sensitivity panel may help. See Great Plains Laboratory in Texas website. They have an excellent one. Stick w/your doc and consider a second option. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bad hot flushing neck, face, arms tight throat w/eating. Uncommon triggers. Blood, food allergy test neg, masto neg, carcinoid neg, Going crazy, why?

Bad hot flushing neck, face, arms tight throat w/eating. Uncommon triggers. Blood, food allergy test neg, masto neg, carcinoid neg, Going crazy, why?

See ENT: Sometimes panic attack can account for your symptoms when nothing abnormal has been found. Suggest that you consult an ENT to check out your throat preferably at a time when you have the throat tightening symptoms. Are you anxious most of the time? If so, treating the anxiety may well be the best option. ...Read more

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Itchy arms, loss of hair, trouble swallowing food and rapid weight gain and pain under jawbone? I don't take drugs, drink a glass of wine maybe once a week. Cant see a doctor until 4-20. I'm going nuts! Arms will not stop itching! Feels like need

Hello,: Hello, I am wondering if this could be hypothyroidism. Some symptoms can inlcude: weight gain, hair loss, iincrease in tongue size and dry skin. Dry skin can be a source of itching. Other possible symptoms include: feeling tired and weak, feeling depressed or irritable, decreased sex drive, muscle cramps and pain, coarsening of hair, sensitivity to cold and constipation. If your skin feels dry, I suggest using a moisturing lotion. The way that hypothyroidism or other possible endocrine problems would be diagnosed is through specific lab tests. ...Read more