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Food Allergies Flatulence
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 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
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
Problem soft brown sticky stool foul smelling gas. constipated for three days difficult to pass, dont know all food allergies What to do?
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
I have allergist-diagnosed food allergies. Now I'm reacting to ham lunch meat (gas/diarrhea/itchy palate). Could it be a preservative allergy?
Unlikely: Remarkably, allergy to preservatives is extremely rare if it occurs at all. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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