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Chocolate Allergy Symptoms
Workup/Mgt: Chocolate is a complex food, with potentially many additives such as fruits, nuts, flavorings. Determining which of the contents is causing a specific reaction is part of the workup and testing. Further management includes avoidance of the trigger. I would suggest discussing your symptoms and further workup with your physician. In the meantime, check ingredients and please avoid chocolate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Blood test was (-) for chocolate allergy but after eating it 1-2 hrs later I have hard time breathing, shaking, hyperventilation.Is this intolerance?
Are swollen lymph nodes in the neck a symptom of food allergy? I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck several hours after eating chocolate.
Milk or peanut: Allergy to chocolate is usually a reaction to milk or a nut/peanut ingredient. True chocolate allergy to the cacao bean is unusual but seen more common in workers who process the beans rather than consumers who eat chocolate. ...Read more
I'm currently allergic to chocolate but i really want some without getting any allergies, any tips, what should I do?
Nooooooooo..........: If chocolate allergy exists, it is extremely rare. Other bad things can happen: reflux (GERD), headaches, migraines, rapid heartrate. Of course, peanut and tree nut allergy folks must watch for cross-contamination. I dare any board-certified doc to show me a positive skin test to chocolate, though. Do a food challenge at an allergists office. And be sure to bring in enough for the office staff. ...Read more
I ate dark chocolate and then felt sick all day and finally threw up. Could I have an allergy to dark chocolate?
Probably not: I assume that it is not the first time you ate it, didn't you? It could have been some indigestion or possibly food poisoning especially if nausea/vomiting were the only symptoms. Just let your stomach recover and try again but only a small bite a time to test it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Allergy to coffee is unusual and usually related to coffee bean processing. Drink up! chocolate allergy is usually related to milk or another ingredient such as peanuts or nuts. True chocolate allergy is unusual. The amount of coffee drank or chocolate eaten will not impact whether you will develop allergy, so enjoy. ...Read more
How common are chocolate allergies for a toddler? have you heard of people being allergic to chocolate?
Traces of peanuts: Watch for labels that say "contains traces of peanut", "may contain traces of peanut", "made on shared equipment with peanut" & "made in a plant where peanuts are processed". There's a 10% chance of measurable peanut in any of these situations - sometimes enough to trigger reaction in an allergic person. Hazelnut (aka filbert) & almond are often found in chocolate especially european chocolates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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