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Does being a vegetarian decrease or increase food allergies?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

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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What r chances an adult w/no known food allergies will develp one? Does having drug allergies increase a person's chances?

What r chances an adult w/no known food allergies will develp one? Does having drug allergies increase a person's chances?

Possible: It is possible for a person to develop a food or medication allergy at any time in their life. Drug allergies do not usually correspond to food allergies or visa versa. There are some plant allergies that correspond to food allergies, however. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can i outgrow a food allergy by a certain age?

Varies: Some people will lose certain food allergies over time and others will not. That is why it is important to be evaluated by a board certified allergist with experience in food allergies. Once evaluated some people are candidates for an in-office food challenge to determine if the sensitivity has disappeared. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm afraid that i may affect by food allergies?

What to do if i'm afraid that i may affect by food allergies?

Symptoms: Here are the symptoms of food allergies to look for ?Swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth or throat. ?Hives, itchy rash or swelling of the skin. ?Nasal congestion. ?Headache. ?Itchy, watery eyes. ?Difficulty breathing. ?Cramps, nausea or vomiting. ?Diarrhea. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a food allergy?

Avoidance: Avoidance remains the only way to deal with food allergies. It does not eliminate the allergy or get rid of it but can make it less likely that you will experience symptoms. Children sometimes lose certain food allergies over time but adults are more likely to have persistent allergies. ...Read more

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How can I know if my baby has food allergies?

How can I know if my baby has food allergies?

Rash or irritability: Most food allergy presents with eczema - an allergic rash. Vomiting, diarrhea, poor weight gain, irritability or colic are other common presentations. Sometimes respiratory symptoms as asthma and ear infections may also be related to food allergy. Rarely blood in the stool may be caused by a food allergy. ...Read more

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How can I handle mild food allergies in my infant?

How can I handle mild food allergies in my infant?

Recognize first...: Based on clinical history and suspicion. Then test correlative to the history. If any positives show up, you should avoid and re-test at frequent intervals to determine if your child has outgrown the allergy. And please do not underestimate food allergies, always carry an epi injector if symptoms are anything beyond eczema flaring. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more