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Dr. HENRY LEGERE
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Food Allergy Profile (Overview)

A food allergy profile could refer to a panel of skin tests placed on the arm or back or a panel of blood tests. Blood tests are generally more expensive and less reliable than skin tests. Skin tests also give immediate answers whereas blood tests require days for the results to come back.


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What is the definition or description of: food allergy profile?

What is the definition or description of: food allergy profile?

A batch of tests: A food allergy profile could refer to a panel of skin tests placed on the arm or back or a panel of blood tests. Blood tests are generally more expensive and less reliable than skin tests. Skin tests also give immediate answers whereas blood tests require days for the results to come back. ...Read more

Dr. HENRY LEGERE
38 doctors shared insights

Food Allergy Profile (Overview)

A food allergy profile could refer to a panel of skin tests placed on the arm or back or a panel of blood tests. Blood tests are generally more expensive and less reliable than skin tests. Skin tests also give immediate answers whereas blood tests require days for the results to come back.


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What is the definition or description of: food allergy profile?

A batch of tests: A food allergy profile could refer to a panel of skin tests placed on the arm or back or a panel of blood tests. Blood tests are generally more expensive and less reliable than skin tests. Skin tests also give immediate answers whereas blood tests require days for the results to come back. ...Read 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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Checking for info on celiac disease, food allergy profile?

Checking for info on celiac disease, food allergy profile?

Not food allergy: Celiac is not an ige mediated disease, so food allergy screening is not appropriate for celiac disease. Celiac is an immune reaction to grains. ...Read more

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I have suddenly developed many food allergies(see profile). I've been on a strict organic diet with no allergens and still having problems. Why?

I have suddenly developed many food allergies(see profile). I've been on a strict organic diet with no allergens and still having problems. Why?

Complex pks c ur MD: U r on multiple medications, for different diseases, central nervous system medicines can interact with other meds/foods, or themselves can cause rashes, u need 2 b evaluated by ur allergist and ur neurologist. ...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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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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What's the difference between a food allergy and intolerance?

What's the difference between a food allergy and intolerance?

Intolerance subset: Food allergy (fa) is a subset of food intolerance (fi). Fa involves an abnormal immune system reaction to an otherwise innocuous food. Mechanisms of fi include inability to digest a food as in lactose intolerance. Fa can be life-threatening; fi is not. Symptoms of fi are limited to the GI tract - pain, bloat, gas, vomiting, diarrhea. Fa symptoms may be GI as well as respiratory, skin & cardiac. ...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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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
557 doctors shared insights

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