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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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The skin on my forehead is flaking and now I am getting itchy red spots appearing. These spots crust over ?Could it be a food allergy?

The skin on my forehead is flaking and now I am getting itchy red spots appearing. These spots crust over ?Could it be a food allergy?

Unlikely due to food: Typically food allergies present with skin or GI symptoms. The skin symptoms are usually hives and itching especially near the mouth or lips. Forehead area would be less likely. Crusting over lesions should make one consider possibilities other than food allergies. ...Read more

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2y/o having itchy rashes all over the body. Rashes disappeared yestrday and came back this morning. Could this be due to food allergy?

Yes.: Food sensitivities are closely related to skin rashes in children and aduls. An itchy rash suggests allergic rash or dermatitis, or eczema tours rash. A hydration with lotions and steroid creams will alleviate the symptoms. But if the symptoms are ongoing i suggest having your child tested for food sensitivities and trying some diet elimination trials. ...Read more

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Hive or bite? Itchy red lesions on arms, face or chest seem to have center, but only occur on or after weekend (at home), so maybe food allergy?

Hive or bite? Itchy red lesions on arms, face or chest seem to have center, but only occur on or after weekend (at home), so maybe food allergy?

Bites: Hive like bumps with centers are called "papular urticaria" and are typically caused by insect bites. Crops of three are often from fleas - do you have any pets? Bed bugs and other insects that are in your home can all be culprits. ...Read more

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When i eat diary produtcs and patato i get itchy scalp and thin hair but when don't eat symptoms get disappear prick test of food allergy is negative?

When i eat diary produtcs and patato i get itchy scalp and thin hair but when don't eat symptoms get disappear prick test of food allergy is negative?

Great Detective work: The hardest part in diagnosing adverse reactions to foods is to tie in the right food with the symptoms. You have already found the offending foods. It doesn't matter that the skin test is negative. It appears that your symptoms are too mild to elicit a positive prick skin test or the antigen may have been changed when the testing material was prepared. Continue to avoid potato and dairy. ...Read 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?

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

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