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Food Allergies That Cause Itchy Skin
What can cause itchy, gritty feeling in all mucous membranes and itchy skin. Could an allergy cause itching widespread? E-cig allergy perhaps?
Yes: an exposure to an irritant or allergy can cause your symptoms ...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
Body lotion: Yes some lotions contain irritants espeically if you have an inflamed nose already. ...Read more
Relation to food?: Sounds like "oral allergy syndrome." it is an allergic reaction to usually fresh fruits, nuts, & veggies. Most folks have a history of allergic rhinitis-hay fever. It is considered a "true" allergy with the scientific name-ige type 1 mediated response. 60% of sufferers also have a cross reaction between foods and inhalative allergens. Elimination diet followed by food challenge makes the diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more
Yes: It usually is a protein in the food that causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. For example: milk allergy may be because of the casein protein in the milk. There also may be allergies to the carbohydrate unit of the meats but that is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more
Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)
What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.
Perioral flaking: Not all skin flaking is due to contact dermatitis. Conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis & "ringworm" have flaky skin. A dermatologist can better determine a cause by examining the area as well as the flakes to r/o fungus, etc. & provide treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby is allergic to cooked chayote, face and mouth rashes and itchiness. Is it common? What are causing allergens and things he may be a allergic to?
Maybe: They be related but until you get an evaluation and diagnosis, then you may not totally know. Geographic tongue is a normal in many patients and i've known patients with other symptoms such as eczema and those without eczema. You may need to get an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tapeworm Side Effect: Reading through the list of symptoms, you'll understand why the signs of a tapeworm infection are often misdiagnosed. You are your own best advocate for proper diagnosis and treatment. Abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, malnutrition, muscle weakness, neurological damage, seizures, weight loss, tapeworm segments on clothes or in feces. ...Read more
I suspect a food allergy, is it possible that a food allergy can cause rapidly aging skin. Can a food allergy create inflammation like this?
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