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Does Being A Vegetarian Decrease Or Increase Food Allergies
No impact: While not ingesting a food will generally keep your body from recognizing it's allergic or could become allergic (you could be allergic to sea urchin but you'd never know it), most studies have shown that avoiding foods doesn't delay or avoid food allergy very much if at all. We've gone back to introducing peanut butter and eggs, fish and shellfish to 9 mo olds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What r chances an adult w/no known food allergies will develp one? Does having drug allergies increase a person's chances?
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No : Not necessarily, but if you have an allergist it might be wise to discuss with him/her. ...Read more
42, no food allergies, but, i am scared to eat peanuts or fish. does my celiac disease and my chronic urticaria increase my allergy chances to these?
No: No relative risk of peanut or fish allergy in this context. If you eat fish and peanuts without history of immediate reaction, then your risk is very low. If you strictly avoid these foods, then an Allergist can perform testing to begin to quantify risk and this can be followed by supervised food trials to confirm absence of allergy. ...Read more
Intolerance subset: Food allergy (fa) is a subset of food intolerance (fi). Fa involves an abnormal immune system reaction to an otherwise innocuous food. Mechanisms of fi include inability to digest a food as in lactose intolerance. Fa can be life-threatening; fi is not. Symptoms of fi are limited to the GI tract - pain, bloat, gas, vomiting, diarrhea. Fa symptoms may be GI as well as respiratory, skin & cardiac. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy Testing: If you are having symptoms that you believe are due to food allergy, you should be seen by a board certified allergist and have appropriate allergy testing performed to help determine if you are allergic and to what food you are allergic. If you suspect a specific food, stop eating it immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more
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