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Could gas be a food allergy?

Could gas be a food allergy?

Typically not: Food allergies usually manifest with oral symptoms like burning, itching and swelling and skin symptoms like hives. Severe reactions can include shortness of breath and/or lightheadedness and dizziness. Gas is more indicative of a digestive intolerance. ...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


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Throughout the day, I have quick sharp pains near my rib cage (occasionally in the back, but mostly right side. Gas related? Food allergy?

Throughout the day, I have quick sharp pains near my rib cage (occasionally in the back, but mostly right side. Gas related? Food allergy?

Stitch: Sharp knifelike sudden pains that are worse when you breathe in and that disappear soon are usually "stitch", transient folds in the pleura (the membrane that lines chest wall and outer lungs.) see if a very deep breath makes them go away. ...Read more

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Problem soft brown sticky stool foul smelling gas. constipated for three days difficult to pass, dont know all food allergies What to do?

Problem soft brown sticky stool foul smelling gas.  constipated for three days  difficult to pass, dont know all food allergies  What to do?

Diet/fiber/water: Add soluble fiber, fresh fruits, vegetables,8-10 glasses of water/day and avoid gas forming foods: onions, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes, lentils etc.- that should help alot ...Read more

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Ate gluten soy dairy free poptart &water-celiacs-got bad gas/air belches after for an hour-stay tired-could this indicate I have other food allergies ?

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Ate gluten soy dairy free poptart &water-celiacs-got bad gas/air belches after for an hour-stay tired-could this indicate I have other food allergies ?

Possible: Have you had problem with soy or dairy products before? Soy may cause gas just like other beans and milk if lactose-intolerant. Are there any other ingredients in the product? Could the product be contaminated with gluten? However this can just be a coincidence also. You may have to challenge yourself with each of the ingredients or the same product to find out. Yes, can be allergy also. ...Read more

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I have a distended stomach. Size changes daily. Looks like I am pregnant but am not. Not overweight. Good diet. Food allergy? Gas? More fiber?

I have a distended stomach. Size changes daily. Looks like I am pregnant but am not. Not overweight. Good diet. Food allergy? Gas? More fiber?

Probably not allergy: Food allergies tend to cause acute reactions like vomiting, hives, wheezing, and/or drops in blood pressure. Thus it is an unlikely cause. Gas or bloating could potentially make you uncomfortable and look like you have a tiny "baby bump" but wouldn't cause a large change in size. If your belly is very large, it could be from fluid accumulation. You should see your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Do food allergies and p.O.T.S. Have any correlation?

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

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What is a food allergy?

What is a food allergy?

Reaction to a food.: People can become allergic to many substances including certain foods. Some foods are more likely, such as milk, egg, wheat, soybean, shellfish, peanut, or nuts. Reactions can range from rash and itching to anaphylactic shock. ...Read more

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What is a food allergy?

Immunologic response: A food allergy is a specific immunologic response that your body has to a food that can lead to various symptoms. This is different from a food intolerance, such as excess gas, nausea or diarrhea. ...Read more

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How to cure food allergy?

How to cure food allergy?

Avoid: Unfortunately the only totally proven method is avoidance.Slow efforts at tolerance are poor in results. ...Read more

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How to know it is food allergy?

How to know it is food allergy?

Symptoms with eating: Food allergy symptoms occur within minutes to a few hours after ingesting or contact with food leading to hives, itching, swelling, nausea, vomiting, abdominal or less likely anaphylaxis. Avoiding the food resolves it. An allergist can review your symptoms and diet and assess for a food allergy vs. Intolerance. Both allergy blood and skin tests are not perfect, but can help guide the allergist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food allergy?

What are the symptoms of food allergy?

Can vary: Ige mediated food allergy symptoms may include hives, swelling, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, and even drop in blood pressure. Symptoms typically occur within 2 hours of food ingestion. For more info go to foodallergy.Org. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a food allergy?

What are common signs of a food allergy?

Varied: Food allergy symptoms can be quite varied from hives, itching, swelling, eczema, trouble breathing, throat closing, coughing, wheezing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea. If multiple symptoms occur this is often called anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How are food allergies tested?

How are food allergies tested?

Oral challenge: History trumps skin & blood testing for food allergy. With a history of a reaction like hives, difficulty swallowing, throat tickle, vomiting, asthma or anaphylaxis minutes to hours after eating a food negative skin & blood tests are insufficient to rule-out allergy. A positive test is usually convincing. Mostly we do unblinded challenges in the office reserving double-blind for ambiguous cases. ...Read more

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How are food allergies diagnosed?

How are food allergies diagnosed?

History and testing: Food allergy diagnosis begins with a detailed history of what symptoms are occurring and when especially in relation to meals. A thorough diet history is obtained. An exam is performed. Allergy testing can be performed either through skin testing or blood tests for ige to specific foods. Neither way of testing is perfect, so food challenges are sometimes necessary. An allergist can assist. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is food allergies?

What sort of disorder is food allergies?

Food allergies: Food allergies are immunologic reactions to food proteins mediated by ige. Symptoms can consist of oropharyngeal itchiness, swelling of lips, hives, vomiting and even anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Are food allergies considered a disability?

Not that I know of: If you can avoid the allergenic foods, the answer is no. However if you work in a seafood factory and the steam from the seafood causes a serious allergic reaction whenever you work, then it may be considered a disability. ...Read more

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Advice on having food allergies or intolerances?

Food allergies: Food intolerance is more common than food allergies. 90% of all true food allergies are caused by 8 different foods. Allergists are your best resource for food allergy information. For more food allergy facts, go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/11/did-you-know-facts-about-food-allergies-in-the-u-s/. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more


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