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Food Allergies Caesarean Delivery
What did you OB say?: You need to ask your ob, you want to eat healthy once you have normal bowel function, and avoid foods that cause constipation, excessive gas or heartburn, right after a csection, i tell my pts to chew gum as that helps bowel motility and helps prevent bowel problems afterward. ...Read more
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
I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?
Can you tell me in expectant mothers who undergo caesarean delivery does the afterbirth come out naturally or it is removed to?
If i was to end up having caesarean delivery, would obgyn be able to do surgery to "tie my fallopian tubes" at same time if i request it? I am 45 y/o.
Yes, but...: It actually is quite easy to do this at the same time. However, it is something you need to work out with your OB ahead of time. For instance, are you delivering in a religious hospital? Some won't allow tubals. What if the baby is ill or premature - do you still want to go through with the procedure? Your OB will guide you through the questions and the process so it can be done with ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you have pots and have symptoms from food allergies that can worsen fatigue or change your fluid balance, the impact will be negative but mostly related to symptoms. If you are asking if food allergies could cause pots, not likely. I assume you mean igg food allergies, not emergent ige allergies. ...Read more
No: Food allergy can present at any times in your life. Eating certain foods everyday does not increase your risk of getting allergy to that particular food. Instead, you have a higher risk of getting food allergy if you have other atopic diseases like allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, eczema, and other food allergies.... ...Read more
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
Depends: Most dangerous food reactions occur within minutes to 2 hrs. However some people are allergic to a component in red meat (alpha gal) which causes delayed anaphylaxis. Most of these people became sensitized from a chigger bite some time in the past resulting in the reaction to red meat. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, particularly in children. Most children with allergy to milk, egg and soy outgrow their allergies by age 5-6. However, childhood peanut allergy can be lifelong. In adults it is a different story. Their allergies will be lifelong once they develop it; most commonly they develop allergies to shellfish which stays on for life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They can: Food allergies can start at any age (but usually children) and may occur suddenly even after tolerating that particular food many times. They can also seem to occur on the first known exposure, suggesting allergic sensitization through the skin, breast milk or accidental unrecognized source. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: There is still a lot of research on this topic. And multiple environmental and genetic factors. Some studies suggest that touching certain foods prior to eating them increases our sensitization. There are studies looking into whether children with eczema and atopic dermatiits are more prone to food allergy secondary to the poor skin barrier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discover, avoid : Food allergies vary in their intensity. If you are allergic, your body reacts to it in various ways.Skin tests can be positive and the blood can show elevated antibody levels. Elevated ige is important and means a major reaction is possible.Those foods must be avoided.If skin tests show some reaction but ige levels are low, the food may be tolerated. Discuss which foods to avoid with your allerg. ...Read more
Allergy/ intolerance: Top contenders include gluten, dairy, soy, corn, citrus, eggs, beef and peanuts. Processed foods and additives such as aspartame can also trigger reactions. In addition, your body needs beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that actually train the immune system how to respond to allergens. Sometimes people have more than 1 food allergy, so pay close attention. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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