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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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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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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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Can a child outgrow a food allergy?

Can a child outgrow a food allergy?

Yes, depends: About 20% of children will have peanut allergy resolve but only about 7% of those with nut allergy. For egg and milk, about 80% of children will have resolution around age 6. If the reaction were very severe, allergy skin tests strongly positive or allergy blood tests very high, the likelihood of resolution diminishes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have food allergy?

How do I know if I have food allergy?

Suspect / test: There are a variety of blood tests your physician can obtain on blood that can provide evidence for or against a food allergy. Allergists also employ skin tests which provide a different but helpful set of information. ...Read more

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What is the most common food allergy?

What is the most common food allergy?

There are 8: Between 50% and 90% of all severe allergic reactions to foods are caused by only eight foods. The most common food allergies are: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. ...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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How can I best take care of food allergy?

How can I best take care of food allergy?

Epinephrine: 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

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