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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Overview)

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, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc.


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How long does an food allergy rash reaction last for a baby?

How long does an food allergy rash reaction last for a baby?

Few days: Once the offending food is identified and removed from the diet, the rash should go away in a few days. Most likely this is not a true food allergy and is some sort of environmental irritant rash. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
588 doctors shared insights

Food Allergy (Overview)

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, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc.


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Are swollen lymph nodes in the neck a symptom of food allergy? I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck several hours after eating chocolate.

Are swollen lymph nodes in the neck a symptom of food allergy? I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck several hours after eating chocolate.

No: It is unlikely to be a symptom of food allergy by itself. But you need to have your swollen glands evaluated by your doctor to determine what is causing them to swell. ...Read more

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Food allergy (Tip)

The detection of allergic antibody to a food by lab or skin test is not conclusive proof of allergy. ...See 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 signs of food allergies in toddlers other than the obvious signs such as breaking out in hives or having trouble breathing?

What are signs of food allergies in toddlers other than the obvious signs such as breaking out in hives or having trouble breathing?

Stomach symptoms!: Other than obvious signs such as breaking out in hives and having trouble breathing, which occur in rare cases, the frequent symptoms of food allergy are the less serious cases of vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and exacerbation of eczema. ...Read more

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Food allergy (Tip)

Allergy shots, if given at appropriate doses, can cure allergies. ...See more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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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 does an allergist or an immunologist do to diagnose food allergies?

What does an allergist or an immunologist do to diagnose food allergies?

A logical approach: The allergist takes a detailed history & then performs a physical examination. Rather than screening food allergy tests more likely to reveal false positives the allergist prefers, when possible, to perform tests relevant to your history. They may be skin or blood tests, sometimes both. If the diagnosis is uncertain oral challenges are performed in a safe setting with appropriate safeguards. ...Read more

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Food allergy (Tip)

Confirm your allergies with allergy testing so that you know what allergens to avoid. ...See more

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I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when i don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

Avoid them: I am please something is helping your eczema. The relationship between food allergies and eczema is not well understoo. I would just encourage you to continue doing what works.D. ...Read more

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Do positive tests for food allergy mean I can never have that food again?

Do positive tests for food allergy mean I can never have that food again?

Big picture: Both blood tests and skin tests for allergy are infamous for producing false-positive reactions to foods that will never make you sick. Work with your allergist, note your own experiences with these foods, and try to sort out what you're truly allergic to, and avoid it. ...Read more

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Food allergy (Tip)

The only "cure" to allergies is allergy shots. Everything else is a temporary fix for the problem. ...See more

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How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy?Can this also be related to thyroid problems?

How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy?Can this also be related to thyroid problems?

Correlate with food?: The best way to know if your symptoms are due to food allergy is to have a diary and write down the foods with worsening of the rash. Rash limited to legs and neck area alone are not usually caused by food allergy. Rash on area of contact and if it is recent you may suspect contact allergens such as poison ivy. It is not likely related to thyroid problems. Seeing an allergist is an option. ...Read more

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What's allergy shot made of? Does it include egg substance? Or anything that may cause food allergy or.. Also does it contain hormone growth?

What's allergy shot made of? Does it include egg substance? Or anything that may cause food allergy or.. Also does it contain hormone growth?

Allergy shots: Allergy shots contains extracts of the various allergens to which you were positive on allergy testing such as grass pollen or dust mites etc. Allergy shots are done for inhalant allergens or stinging insects. There is no egg or food in allergy extracts nor other drugs. ...Read more

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Food allergy (Tip)

Start your medications before the high pollen season starts. Consider allergy shots! ...See more

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How does a nutritionist treat food allergies?

How does a nutritionist treat food allergies?

Nutritionist: She doesn't. She advises you what foods to avoid or may sometimes put you on a rotation diet. She is a part of a heathcare team with nurses and physicians. ...Read more

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Is food allergy can be treated through immunotherapy or anti IgE therapy ?

Is food allergy can be treated through immunotherapy or anti IgE therapy  ?

No: It is not recommended to use immunotherapy for treatment of food allergy. There are studies being done to try to desensitize by giving small amounts of the food frequently but these are still in a research phase. Anti-ige treatment with omulazimab is approve for asthma treatment in the us and it will often make the patient less reactive to foods they are allergic to. ...Read more

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Food allergy (Tip)

Allergy shots or drops can help severe allergic patients cope and decrease the need for meds. ...See 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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more