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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. 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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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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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


Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more