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Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Yes: Especially in children. Many food allergies can be outgrown with maturing immune and gastrointestinal systems. Most patients with diarrhea don't have a true food allergy (involving immune system response) as the cause. Diarrheas may be due to digestive issues (e.g. Celiac sprue), intolerance, malabsorption (e.G lactose), infection (bacterial, viral, parasitic), inflammatory, irritable bowel. ...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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Last three days everything I eat I end up going to rr with diarrhea no other symptoms no food allergies no one else sick?

Last three days everything I eat I end up going to rr with diarrhea no other symptoms no food allergies no one else sick?

Hard to tell: But if it has been present for 3 days and not getting better, it is only prudent for you to consult your doctor about this issue especially if you have been to a less developed country within the past 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have crohns. Would I benefit from a food allergy test to try to control my symptoms ...Mainly diarrhea?

I have crohns. Would I benefit from a food allergy test to try to control my symptoms ...Mainly diarrhea?

Yes: It would definitely not hurt your cause. Food allergies and sensitivities can commonly cause repeated bouts of heartburn, irritable bowel, and general GI distress. ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea after eating pizza? I have no food allergy that I'm aware of and I eat bread and other dairy products all the time with no probs

Lactose Intolerance: While you note you can eat other dairy products without a problem pizza cheeses like mozzarella are fresher cheeses with more lactose present. Try taking some OTC Lactase the next time you eat pizza. If this solves your problem, you have your answer it's lactose intolerance...if not see an allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Fever of 99.6 for 7 days, left lower abdomen pain,bloated, occasional bleeding in bowel, diarrhea,food allergies, throwing up clean colonoscopy. Help?

Fever of 99.6 for 7 days, left lower abdomen pain,bloated, occasional bleeding in bowel, diarrhea,food allergies, throwing up clean colonoscopy. Help?

Get 2nd opinion: It almost sounds like diverticulitis which may not be detected by a colonoscopy. On the other hand, throwing up is not part of the symptoms unless you have a systemic infection which does occurs in diverticulitis. The counterpoint is that diverticulitis occurs usually in a much older age Food allergy is not associated with a fever. Suggest a consult @ an university center or with another GI. ...Read more

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Wake up with nausea and stomach ache. Throw up and have diarrhea. No other symptoms. Pregncy imposs. Food allergy? Virus? Reaction to birth control?

Wake up with nausea and stomach ache. Throw up and have diarrhea. No other symptoms. Pregncy imposs. Food allergy? Virus? Reaction to birth control?

Gastroenteritis: Either reaction to something in your food (toxins produced by staph, bacillus cereus, clostridium perfringens, etc.), or a viral etiology. In any event this should clear up within 3-5 days under most circumstances. If this recurs repeatedly you should see a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3.5 yr old has always had loose stools. Can be sticky, gritty, occasionally runny. Range of colors. Never complains about gut. Food allergies?

My 3.5 yr old has always had loose stools. Can be sticky, gritty, occasionally runny. Range of colors. Never complains about gut. Food allergies?

GI issues: This is best evaluated by their pediatrician who can take a full history, examine them and test the stools for a variety of possible causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have diarrhoea from 2 years. I got all the food allergy test done, they were all normal. Every time I go for a check up the doctor just give me norm?

See gastroenterologi: You need to see a GI doctor to find out the cause for your chronic diarrhea. Food allergy or intolerance is rarely the cause for chronic diarrhea especially in the absence of hay fever, eczema. or asthma. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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