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Food Allergy Rash Treatment
NO!!!: Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can treat skin symptoms, but if breathing difficulty or low blood pressure happen (which is impossible to predict), they will not help. Anyone with a food allergy should always have Epinephrine available. ...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
.....more: The recommendation to make diet and lifestyle changes to reduce the inflammatory response is sound and very important to success. Those changes will be a lifestyle adjustment for long term health. Let us know if you pursue it anyhow well it works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are currently no fda-approved "treatments" for food allergies. Identification and avoidance is the only currently approved and recommended method to deal with food allergies. There are research trials looking into actual treatments, and sublingual immunotherapy (slit) is being used "off-label" as a treatment, but they are not yet recognized in the us as "approved" treatments. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Can you develop food allergies, such as grains, as an adult? How are they diagnosed? What treatment is there?
At any age: Food allergies can occur at any age although more likely in children. One must be careful not to assume that all food "reactions" are allergic. Diagnosis is done with a combination of history, skin testing (or blood tests), and possible food challenge. These should be done under the direction of a specialist (usually board certified allergist). ...Read more
Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens?
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
No: No reason to believe that it would help with food allergy. The reason it is labeled as a food product is that no studies have been done to prove any health benefit of the product. However, there may be some health benefits of individual components of the product, though not necessarily in the amount provided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid the food: The best current treatment for food allergies is avoiding that particular food. After avoidance, antihistamines can decrease itching associated with food allergies. The use of steroid creams or ointments may help, but should be monitored by a physician. An allergist can assist in identifying the specific food trigger. ...Read more
Varies: All over (urticaria / hives / itchy blotches), or in the creases of the elbows and knees (atopic dermatitis). Dh from gluten senstivity symmetic, upper body. Some of the more mysterious skin diseases may also be caused by food hypersensitivity sometimes. Food allergy is best diagnosed by what happens to a person if they eat the stuff; it can be dangerous and needs respect. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?
I have chronic small hives, rashes. Tested negative for food allergies via scratch test. Trust the results and eat whatever I want? Worried abt reactn
My skin gets itchy, when I scratch it, it turns to red spots. Like rashes. I don't have food allergies. What could this be?
Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)
Antihistamines: Rash due to allergic reaction will generally improve with antihistamines, occasionally topical steroids. Avoidance of the suspect food helps. Special case: "dermatitis herpetiformis" recurrent skin eruption mostly in some patients with celiac sprue. Rx involves treatment for sprue, i.e. No gluten in diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a food allergy and I was wondering what I can do to get rid of them like. Home remedies or other treatments like creams?
Food allergies: Food allergy is a sticky subject, with different doctors having different tests, giving you different opinions. There is no perfect test. But no, there are no creams or home remedies that I am aware of. The treatment is avoidance of the offending food, with injectable Epinephrine if you have a history of anaphylaxis after eating a particular food. ...Read more
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