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Doctor insights on: Does Food Allergies Cause Failure To Thrive

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3yr old h/O failure to thrive/poor growth. Ped GI found IgA 183, ESR 26, calprotectin 165, burr cells 1+. Plan is to repeat labs & if unchanged colonoscopy. food allergy??? Maybe see allergist too????

3yr old h/O failure to thrive/poor growth. Ped GI found IgA 183, ESR 26, calprotectin 165, burr cells 1+. Plan is to repeat labs & if unchanged colonoscopy. food allergy??? Maybe see allergist too????

Failure to thrive : I think your GI doctor suggested an upper endoscopy with possible sigmoidoscopy. Eosinophilic gastroenteropathy Is a possible reason which is evaluated by biopsies. If the biopsies are consistent with above then next step is an allergist but make sure you see a pediatric allergist who is familiar with this condition. There are other reasons for failure to thrive as well so follow your GI rec's ...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 would cause an adult in his 50s to develop a food allergy?

What would cause an adult in his 50s to develop a food allergy?

Typical: All adults essentially change their allergies about ever 7 years, so even if you were not not allergic to some food, you can be now. ...Read more

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Causes of food allergies?

Causes of food allergies?

Great Question: That is a great question and one that is up for debate at every national allergy meeting as we are seeing more and more people diagnosed with food allergies every day. Unfortunately the best minds in the field have yet to come to a consensus and therefore we don't have any way yet of preventing the development of food allergies in children or adults. Continue to stay tuned. ...Read more

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I want to know three causes of food allergies?

I want to know three causes of food allergies?

8 foods 90% cases: Food allergies are due to allergic antibodies (ige) to food proteins. Up to 10% of the population have ige to a food but eat it without problem as they don't absorb intact food protien that can bind with the ige to produce a reaction. Food allergic people make ige and absorb the intact proteins. Milk, egg, wheat, soy, bony fish, shell fish, tree nuts, peanut account for 90% of food allergies. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of food allergies?

What are the causes and effects of food allergies?

Food allergy: Food allergies occur when the body develops antibodies against the food. The tendency for this to occur is often genetic. The symptoms can be mild to severe including hives, itching, eczema, trouble breathing, asthma, throat closing, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fainting. See an allergist for evaluation and management of food allergies. ...Read more

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Can my food allergies cause my baby's nutrition to suffer?

Food allergy mom: Are you pregnant or nursing? If you are, you need to get adequate nutrition despite your food allergies, or the answer could be yes. If you aren't sure you are getting enough nutrients, ask your obstetrician or pediatrician to refer you to a registered dietician. They will help you get the right nutrients to have a healthy baby. If all else fails, there are supplemental Amino Acid drinks to take. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

No: It's not impossible for food allergies to cause nasal inflammation, but it is unusual. It's much more likely to happen in children. If you're talking about a long term, steady chronic sinus problem, then it's not likely a food allergy. Environmental allergies (pollens, dust, etc) commonly cause or worsen sinus problems. ...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