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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Chicken Allergy (Overview)

Chicken allergy is an immunologic reaction to consumption of chicken. Some children will have a condition known as food protein induced enterocolitis in which they developed delayed symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain hours after consumption of chicken. Others may have an immediate allergic reaction via an ige mediated mechanism characterized by hives, itch, swelling, cough, wheeze, vomiting.


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What are symptoms of chicken allergy?

What are symptoms of chicken allergy?

A variety!: Depending on the patient, food allergy symptoms can include:itchy mouth/throat, facial &/or airway swelling, difficulty breathing or talking, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (can be bloody), flushing, hives, eye redness, itch, &/or swelling, runny, itchy, &/or stuffy nose, sneezing, abdominal pain, feeling of impending doom and even shock or cardiac arrest! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
84 doctors shared insights

Chicken Allergy (Overview)

Chicken allergy is an immunologic reaction to consumption of chicken. Some children will have a condition known as food protein induced enterocolitis in which they developed delayed symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain hours after consumption of chicken. Others may have an immediate allergic reaction via an ige mediated mechanism characterized by hives, itch, swelling, cough, wheeze, vomiting.


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Is it okay to eat eggs when you have chicken allergy?

Is it okay to eat eggs when you have chicken allergy?

Usually OK: The chance of cross-reactivity is around 10% so for most people it will be ok. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of chicken allergy?

A variety!: Depending on the patient, food allergy symptoms can include:itchy mouth/throat, facial &/or airway swelling, difficulty breathing or talking, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (can be bloody), flushing, hives, eye redness, itch, &/or swelling, runny, itchy, &/or stuffy nose, sneezing, abdominal pain, feeling of impending doom and even shock or cardiac arrest! ...Read more

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What are your symptoms of a chicken allergy?

What are your symptoms of a chicken allergy?

Food allergy symptom: Food allergy symptoms are the same regardless of cause. Gi: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tongue swelling. Skin: hives, swelling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids, face, tongue; sometimes eczema. Respiratory: difficulty breathing due to vocal cord swelling or asthma; sometimes runny nose. Cardiovascular: dizzy, sense of doom, loss of consciousness, shock, death. Combinations? That's anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a chicken allergy or intolerance?

How to tell if it's a chicken allergy or intolerance?

Symptoms and test: Chicken meat allergy is either uncommon or under reported. Intolerance symptoms are GI with nausea, abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea. A chicken skin test would be negative. True allergy (ige) symptoms are hives, wheezing, anaphylaxis and can include GI symptoms. A skin test would be negative. An allergist can assist in helping you determine if allergy or intolerance. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chicken allergy?

What is the definition or description of: chicken allergy?

Chicken allergy: Chicken allergy is an immunologic reaction to consumption of chicken. Some children will have a condition known as food protein induced enterocolitis in which they developed delayed symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain hours after consumption of chicken. Others may have an immediate allergic reaction via an ige mediated mechanism characterized by hives, itch, swelling, cough, wheeze, vomiting. ...Read more

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When having a chicken allergy, does it affect the way you cook?

When having a chicken allergy, does it affect the way you cook?

Yes: Avoid using chicken, and substitute other proteins in your meals. ...Read more

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I have chicken allergy? I didn't even know there was such a thing.

It can happen!: A person could be allergic to anything -- any type of food, medicine, environmental allergen, etc. Your doctor can tell you how to make sure you avoid exposure to what you're allergic to, and what to do if you accidentally do get exposed to it. ...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