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Can mild food allergy cause vasovagal reflex (dizzy spell, palpitations, sweaty, trouble swallowing)? Even the following meals without trigger food?

Can mild food allergy cause vasovagal reflex (dizzy spell, palpitations, sweaty, trouble swallowing)? Even the following meals without trigger food?

Strong food allergie: Mild food allergies usually don't cause the symptoms you've mentioned. However strong, positive food allergies can certainly produce that. It would be best for you to work with your doctor, and get a comprehensive food allergy with complement testing done to determine which foods you must stay away from, and which food you can eat safely. Plus you will need to discuss the the need for epipen (epinephrine). ...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


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I think im having food allergy after eating im feeling dizzy, trouble breathing and loose bowel feeling. How will I determine what food im allergic?

I think im having food allergy after eating im feeling dizzy, trouble breathing and loose bowel feeling. How will I determine what food im allergic?

Food allergy: Hello, an allergic reaction may be the root of your ailments. Your doctor can perform a complete evaluation as well as order a blood test (rast) checking the foods you are questioning. Write down the foods you are suspicious of as we'll as keeping a 2 week food diary. This will help him/her to complete the evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a food sensitivity cause a slight dizziness or "swaying" sensation? If not, what can?

Can a food sensitivity cause a slight dizziness or "swaying" sensation? If not, what can?

Not likely: Food allergies are uncommon and cause typical allergic reactions [rash, shortness of breath, hives etc]. Food sensitivities usually cause gastrointestinal disturbances. Dizziness is caused from dehydration, inner ear problems, anxiety just to name a few things. ...Read more

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Allergy, intolerance, or viral? I get vertigo when I eat nuts, chocolate and caffeine, and basic dizziness from other foods. Started after shingles.

Allergy, intolerance, or viral? I get vertigo when I eat nuts, chocolate and caffeine, and basic dizziness from other foods. Started after shingles.

Inner ear issues?: If the nerves related to your inner ear get swollen they could easily result in feelings of vertigo/dizziness. Perhaps the foods are causing the nerves to swell? Post nasal drip and eustachian tube dysfunction might do it. Chinese medicine or cranial osteopathy might help. Diazepam is a western medication that would effectively treat symptoms. ...Read more

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Do food allergies and p.O.T.S. Have any correlation?

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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Can you please develope food allergies just because they eat a certain food/s everyday?

Can you please develope food allergies just because they eat a certain food/s everyday?

No: Food allergy can present at any times in your life. Eating certain foods everyday does not increase your risk of getting allergy to that particular food. Instead, you have a higher risk of getting food allergy if you have other atopic diseases like allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, eczema, and other food 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?

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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How to know it is food allergy?

How to know it is food allergy?

Symptoms with eating: Food allergy symptoms occur within minutes to a few hours after ingesting or contact with food leading to hives, itching, swelling, nausea, vomiting, abdominal or less likely anaphylaxis. Avoiding the food resolves it. An allergist can review your symptoms and diet and assess for a food allergy vs. Intolerance. Both allergy blood and skin tests are not perfect, but can help guide the allergist. ...Read 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 common signs of a food allergy?

What are common signs of a food allergy?

Varied: Food allergy symptoms can be quite varied from hives, itching, swelling, eczema, trouble breathing, throat closing, coughing, wheezing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea. If multiple symptoms occur this is often called anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Causes of food allergies?

Causes of food allergies?

Great Question: That is a great question and one that is up for debate at every national allergy meeting as we are seeing more and more people diagnosed with food allergies every day. Unfortunately the best minds in the field have yet to come to a consensus and therefore we don't have any way yet of preventing the development of food allergies in children or adults. Continue to stay tuned. ...Read more

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Do food allergies go away?

Do food allergies go away?

Yes: Yes, particularly in children. Most children with allergy to milk, egg and soy outgrow their allergies by age 5-6. However, childhood peanut allergy can be lifelong. In adults it is a different story. Their allergies will be lifelong once they develop it; most commonly they develop allergies to shellfish which stays on for life. ...Read more

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How are food allergies tested?

How are food allergies tested?

Oral challenge: History trumps skin & blood testing for food allergy. With a history of a reaction like hives, difficulty swallowing, throat tickle, vomiting, asthma or anaphylaxis minutes to hours after eating a food negative skin & blood tests are insufficient to rule-out allergy. A positive test is usually convincing. Mostly we do unblinded challenges in the office reserving double-blind for ambiguous cases. ...Read more

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How common are food allergies?

How common are food allergies?

4-8, 2-4%: 4-8% of children in the USA are allergic to foods, and about 2-4% of adults. Allergic reactions to foods can be life threatening, so you need to be prepared to deal with a reaction at any time. About one hundred fifty people die of food allergic reactions in the USA every year. ...Read more

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Can food allergies lead to lupis?

No: I am not aware of any studies which associate food allergies as a predisposition to lupus. ...Read more

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How are food allergies diagnosed?

How are food allergies diagnosed?

History and testing: Food allergy diagnosis begins with a detailed history of what symptoms are occurring and when especially in relation to meals. A thorough diet history is obtained. An exam is performed. Allergy testing can be performed either through skin testing or blood tests for ige to specific foods. Neither way of testing is perfect, so food challenges are sometimes necessary. An allergist can assist. ...Read more

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Who is affected by food allergies?

Who is affected by food allergies?

Anyone: While food allergy most commonly develops in young children, anyone can develop food allergies. Adults can develop new food allergies after years of ingesting a food without reaction. ...Read more

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Can food allergies start suddenly?

Can food allergies start suddenly?

They can: Food allergies can start at any age (but usually children) and may occur suddenly even after tolerating that particular food many times. They can also seem to occur on the first known exposure, suggesting allergic sensitization through the skin, breast milk or accidental unrecognized source. ...Read more

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Why do some people have food allergies?

Why do some people have food allergies?

Multiple reasons: There is still a lot of research on this topic. And multiple environmental and genetic factors. Some studies suggest that touching certain foods prior to eating them increases our sensitization. There are studies looking into whether children with eczema and atopic dermatiits are more prone to food allergy secondary to the poor skin barrier. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for food allergies?

How do I get tested for food allergies?

Two ways: Skin testing may be performed by an allergist. Or blood work may be ordered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for food allergies?

Are there any cures for food allergies?

Working on it: Currently the main option for patients with food allergy is avoidance and epinephrine. However there are clinical trials and Allergists across the country attempting various protocols to help decrease severity of reactions. Oral immuotherapy for common food allergens is currently being offered by a number of Allergists throughout the country. ...Read more

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Do food allergies get worse as you age?

Do food allergies get worse as you age?

No.: If anything, they may lessen. On the other hand, you can develop a new sensitivity later in life. And many times there is no allergic component; for example asprin causing bleeding or milk products causing bloating or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the most common food allergies?

What are the most common food allergies?

See list below: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. Keep in mind that this does not mean other foods can be the cause of food allergies. For example, over the past few years it has become clear that some individuals can be allergic to meats. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is food allergies?

What sort of disorder is food allergies?

Food allergies: Food allergies are immunologic reactions to food proteins mediated by ige. Symptoms can consist of oropharyngeal itchiness, swelling of lips, hives, vomiting and even anaphylaxis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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