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Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Potassium sorbate: Sorbic acid can cross-react with potassium sorbate. It is a rare cause of contact dermatitis (a rash) or contact urticarial (hives). ...Read more

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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Food allergies- could it be from proteins in food that cause food allergies?

Food allergies- could it be from proteins in food that cause food allergies?

Yes: It usually is a protein in the food that causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. For example: milk allergy may be because of the casein protein in the milk. There also may be allergies to the carbohydrate unit of the meats but that is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more

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Could sugary food cause breakouts?

Could sugary food cause breakouts?

Assume it does not: Almost everybody gets into sugar and it's cheap to blame it for a skin rash or acne eruption. If you have acne, manage it scientifically, starting with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you have some other rash, it can be serious -- get it seen and ignore "pop wisdom.". ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis be linked to food intolerances or food allergy?

Can allergic rhinitis be linked to food intolerances or food allergy?

YES: On some occasions I have found kids whose only confirmed allergies were to foods.Removal from their diet resulted in a clearing of airway problems. ...Read more

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What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice or spicey food allergies are not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause intestine,tonsil inflammation and facial and scalp hives?

Can food allergies cause intestine,tonsil inflammation and facial and scalp hives?

Hives: Food allergies can cause skin reactions such as hives, but tonsillar involvement would be unusual. Allergic manifestations in the oral cavity include uvula swelling and throat itching as well as laryngospasm. Food allergies can also cause eczema. ...Read more

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Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous

Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous

???????: There are many possibilities with gut sensitivities.A variety of food additives (#40 red or others) can trigger Irritable bowel symptoms. One GS patient I follow has test positive cross reactions to milk, casein,egg, corn chocolate and others but can handle small amounts. There are labs that test for IgG, IgA and IgE food reactions that might be available to you. ...Read more

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Allergic dermatitis and food allergies are closely related?

Allergic dermatitis and food allergies are closely related?

Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 24-48 hours after exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are common include redness, itching and swelling. Sometimes blistering and weeping of the skin also develop. What you are allergic to is determined by your genes, not foods. ...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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Can geographic tongue caused by a food intolerance or food allergy?

Can geographic tongue caused by a food intolerance or food allergy?

Not that we know of: Geographic tongue is a benign inflammatory condition which has no known definite cause or cure, but is completely harmless. Food intolerance or allergies may cause other tongue conditions such as swelling or itching, but this is different from geographic tongue. ...Read more

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Can eating strawberries contribute to outbreaks of rashes or food poisoning?

Can eating strawberries contribute to outbreaks of rashes or food poisoning?

Yes: A strawberry allergy may take on the symptoms of any food allergy. These include swelling, especially in the face, legs and arms, itchiness, shortness of breath and wheezing, congestion, mouth rash, coughing, throat tightness, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and fainting. A common allergic reaction to strawberries is hives. These are itchy bumps on the skin that can be painful and irritating. ...Read more

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Can food allergies lead to lupis?

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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Can food allergies cause you some body odor?

Can food allergies cause you some body odor?

Foods not allergy: Foods that we eat can effect our breath and the way our body smells. Garlic, onions and curry spices all are absorbed and then secreted in sweat altering body fragrance. It's not an allergy, in fact, it's physiologic. Foods that we eat are not completely broken down in the small intestine & enter the circulation. This is not leaky gut syndrome. Igg antibodies protect us from any potential harm. ...Read more

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Can spicy food cause skin irritation near tailbone?

Can spicy food cause skin irritation near tailbone?

No: This would not be an expected effect of spicy food. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause common cold?

Can food allergies cause common cold?

Nope: Food allergies can cause a lot of challenges but we can't blame colds on them too. Germs - usually viruses - cause the common cold. Some folks find that dairy makes them more snotty: stuffy nose and ears. ...Read more

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Which foods can cause eczema?

Which foods can cause eczema?

Many: Many foods may aggravate eczema but not cause it. Food testing with either a blood panel or scratch testing could possibly help identify trigger foods. Allergenic foods include peanut, chocolate, strawberry, seafood, corn, milk, citrus, and soy. ...Read more

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What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

Many possibilities: The primary triggers for eczema flare-ups are food exposures, changes in weather/temperature, using the wrong soaps and moisturizers, and environmental allergens (pets, dust mites). ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist. ...Read more

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What causes eczema?

Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. ...Read more

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What causes my eczema?

What causes my eczema?

Cause of eczema: Genes. Eczema is a genetic predisposition to have dry skin, which then becomes inflamed. Several things make eczema worse, like dry air, wind, shampoo, wool, sweating, animal dander. Things that help eczema are humidifiers, thick emollients used daily, wearing long sleeves/pants and socks/shoes. Topical steroids are best treatment for active flare ups. ...Read more

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Can ameia cause eczema?

Can ameia cause eczema?

Not by itself: If you mean "anemia" as a cause of eczema, the answer would be not primarily but perhaps secondarily. It would depend on the cause of the anemia. If there is an antigen involved like a drug or infection, the body could react to those proteins. You should have this evaluated by your internist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes atopic eczema?

What causes atopic eczema?

Moisture loss: The basic problem in eczema is loss of the normal moisture from the skin causing dry skin. Dry skin itches. Scratching the dry skin (or rubbing it on bedding) causes rash. Therefore eczema has been described as "the itch that rashes." people with eczema are sometimes missing some barrier proteins that prevent moisture loss. 1/3 of eczema may have food allergy triggers, but 2/3 will not. ...Read more

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What is eczema caused by ?

What is eczema caused by ?

Nobody knows: but there is an element of allergy in it ...Read more

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What foods aggravate eczema?

What foods aggravate eczema?

That depends..: ...Entirely on the person. Eczema is an allergy related condition. Whatever the individual person is sensitive to could potentially aggravate it. Conversely, what someone is not sensitive to will not aggravate it. What aggravates one person's condition may or may not aggravate another person's condition, depending on the other person's particular sensitivity. ...Read more

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Foods that can worsen eczema?

Eczema & foods: Cow's milk, chicken eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and gluten. Any food that one is allergic to will worsen eczema. Other factors that produce the same effect - smoking; wearing non-cotton fabrics, fabric softener sheets. ...Read more

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Are there chemical causes for eczema?

Are there chemical causes for eczema?

Irritant Dermatitits: Yes; there are many chemicals that cause a form of eczema called contact dermatitis. You could be irritated by the chemicals or actually allergic to them. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid for my eczema?

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What foods should I avoid for my eczema?

Multiple: Children who have undergone controlled food challenges, milk, soy, wheat, peanut and fish account for 90% of food allergens that cause atopic dermatitis (or eczema) flares. This does not mean that you are allergic to all of the above categories, but that these are the most common culprits. Rotating elimination diet monthly is probably more practical. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat if you have eczema?

Well balanced diet: If eczema is triggered by food allergies then avoid the foods you are allergic to. Otherwise eat a well balanced healthy diet. See an allergist to determine if allergies may be triggering your eczema. ...Read more

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What foods trigger or excerbate eczema in children?

What foods trigger or excerbate eczema in children?

Many: Milk, wheat, soy are common causes if there is a food trigger. Ige allergy testing can help identify food allergies so those foods can be limited.Oral desentisation can significantly reduce eczema over a 2 year period without allergy shots-allergy associates of lacrosse wisconsin. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eczema and how can it be treated?

What are the causes of eczema and how can it be treated?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What causes eczema and makes it pop up in different places?

What causes eczema and makes it pop up in different places?

Excellent question..: ...Meaning, we don't really know the answer. There are many different kinds of eczema, and probably many different causes; or more precisely, there are probably many different skin conditions that are collectively called "eczema" because they all look similar. Its distribution varies with the cause; and the exact mechanism that causes an eczematous rash to occur is not yet known. ...Read more

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I have suddenly developed eczema at age 55. What could be the cause?

Many sources: Dry skin is the most common cause, especially in the winter months. Contact allergy, infection, medications, systemic inflammation, stress are all other possibilities. ...Read more

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Could changing the way i eat like avoiding certain foods help with eczema?

Eczema and Food: The most common foods that are related to allergies and eczema are wheat, eggs, soy, milk, peanuts and fish. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more