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Food Allergy And Anaphylaxis
Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?
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
Does a prolonged elimination diet (eg AIP) cause food allergies or anaphylaxis to foods that you eliminated?
Not usually: If you eliminated a food you are allergic to even for a long time, the reaction is unpredictable on reintroduction but it is unlikely that this action alone eliminates the food allergy. However some food allergies do tend to fade away (milk, egg etc0 with time-whether this is from having avoided it for a long time or not is unclear. ...Read more
Whats more common mild food allergies or anaphylaxis reaction to foods?! never had allergies to food and blood test was neg but doc says specialist?!
Mouth tingling?: To have a food allergy you have to have a reaction (hives, wheeze, swelling...) and an elevated blood test. Are you experiencing mouth/throat symptoms with certain foods? Oral allergy syndrome is when you have a cross reaction to a protein from seasonal allergen that the body confuses for a food. Common triggers are apples and peaches. Best to avoid these foods or boil them to prevent symptoms. ...Read more
What is a good first food to start my 6-month-old on? He's exclusively breastfed so far. Strong family history of severe food allergies (anaphylaxis).
Slow introduction: There are many recommendations regarding first foods. Rice cereal ( major brand ) mixed with breastmilk, and then introduction of one type of baby food every 3-4 days will allow you to closely observe for any possible reactions. Reactions to watch for at this age include very subtle changes in behavior, feeding, rash and breathing difficulty. If any of these occur, an ED visit is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby girl has severe multiple food allergy with symptoms of anaphylaxis but drs say no to epipen (epinephrine). Why would they do that?
My blood test for common food allergies came back negative. Does this mean I do not have any food allergies and wont have anaphylaxis? Explain please
How do I overcome a phobia of food allergies, swollen tongue, and anaphylaxis ? This fear, came out of the bl te
Why is anaphylaxis a severe fear to people who had never experienced it from food and a common food allergy test was neg?!
Phobia: One can develop a phobia to anything -- and you've said in previous questions ; comments that this is the case with you. Phobias can range in intensity. The underlying (unconscious) process of "how" or "why" your mind creates a particular phobia depends on many things: your anxiety level, environmental influences, etc. Help is available with a good psychologist who can work with you. Best wishes. ...Read more
29yo. Never had food allergy but recent skin test had some allergies. Done for Chronic hives. What r the chances of going into anaphylaxis now?
Food allergy tests: If you never had anaphylaxis and you have been eating the positive foods regularly, the risk is low. You should not stop eating the foods. If it's a food you never eat, it could be higher. The size of the positive reaction also matters. Over 9 mm, there is more chance, but it's still highly unlikely if you have never had a severe reaction before. Try elimination diet for the hives though. May help ...Read more
If you have anaphylaxis do you have hives all over your body? Also how quickly does anaphylaxis happen from a food allergy? What if it is delayed?
Anaphylaxis: You can still have it without hives allover,although generalized hives can be part of anaphylaxis but not necessary,anaphylaxis means acclerated allergic reaction affecting vital system and other body organs,the skin is one of them.Allergic food reactions most of the time are within minutes,rarely hours,beyond that reactions aren't of the anaphylaxis magnitude.Avoid triggers,keep epinephrine handy ...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