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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

Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Foods that can worsen eczema?

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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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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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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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...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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Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?

Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?

Contact dermatitis: Products containing balsam of peru can cause contact dermatitis which is very similar in appearance to eczema. The best approach is to avoid using all products containing balsam of peru. Simply avoiding certain foods is not enough. If the problem continues a visit to an allergist or dermatologist who does patch testing is in order. ...Read more

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What foods can trigger allergies?

What foods can trigger allergies?

A few cause most: About 90% of serious food allergies caused by immune mechanisms come from a few foods: milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Allergies to fruits and vegetables are often due to cross-reactions with pollen allergies. However, there are also reactions that are not caused by immune mechanisms (intolerances) and these can occur to a wide range of other foods. ...Read more

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What types of foods can affect seborrheic dermatitis?

What types of foods can affect seborrheic dermatitis?

Not the key: Despite "pop" wisdom, food choice isn't the key to managing most illness. If you actually have rosacea instead, spices hot enough to make you flush may make your illness worse. If it's really seborrheic dermatitis, you have a host of very effective, simple medications, some from Mother Nature herself, that will keep you illness under good control. Eat sensibly and treat your illness scnetifically. ...Read more

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What are the foods to be avoided in atopic dermatitis?

What are the foods to be avoided in atopic dermatitis?

It depends: There are no foods that are universally associated with atopic dermatitis. In moderate to severe atopic dermatitis about 30-50% of patients will have some food triggers for their ad. See an allergist for testing to find out what those might be. ...Read more

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How are eczema and allergies related?

How are eczema and allergies related?

Yes: About 30% of patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food, dust mite, or less likely animal dander or pollen. ...Read more

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Eczema, seasonal allergies and geographic tongue. Could this all be allergy related?

Eczema, seasonal allergies and geographic tongue. Could this all be allergy related?

Maybe: They be related but until you get an evaluation and diagnosis, then you may not totally know. Geographic tongue is a normal in many patients and i've known patients with other symptoms such as eczema and those without eczema. You may need to get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does enriched flour affect GERD? it's in so many food items :(

Does enriched flour affect GERD? it's in so many food items :(

Not necessarily: If you have a real food allergy to wheat or gluten their consumption can trigger a variety of vague or dramatic symptoms. Blood tests can confirm or exclude it.That could include aggravating gerd. However, there are many feeding behaviors aggravate it. Feeding or drinking prior to laying down. Consumption of caffeine or spicy products.Nicotine containing products. ...Read more

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What are the alcohols that people with wheat allergies can drink?

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What are the alcohols that people with wheat allergies can drink?

Wine, tequila, vodka: Most wines should be fine if you are not sensitive to sulfites. Tequila is derived from the agave plant and vodka typically comes from potatoes. ...Read more

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Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Not necessarily: It sounds like these acidic and irritating foods may be just irritating your airways. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're allergic to them, although you should probably still avoid them or pre-treat with your asthma inhaler prior to indulging. See an allergist to be properly tested to ensure this isn't an allergy that is emerging and proceed as they suggest. ...Read more

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Can foods that is cooked in the same oils as shellfish cause a reaction to someone that has shellfish allergies?

Can foods that is cooked in the same oils as shellfish cause a reaction to someone that has shellfish allergies?

Yes: Protein from the shellfish can leach into the oil and then potentially contaminate other foods that would be cooked in the oil ...Read more

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Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more

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How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

Testing: The two best ways are either to see an allergist for testing or to completely remove that food from your diet, treat the eczema and if it doesn't return that food could be the culprit. ...Read more

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How can you tell if my eczema is from a food allergy?

Timing and testing: About 33% of people with moderate to severe eczema have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food or dust mite. Sometimes the pattern of eating the food followed by flaring of the eczema will help, but the best test is to eliminate the food and monitor to see if the eczema improves. To determine which foods to eliminate, allergy blood or skin tests can be helpful, but not perfect. ...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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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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Son has food allergies and eczema, but healthy. Twice now, in a couple months, he has had a low temp while sick(96.3) His norm:97.5. Worry?

Son has food allergies and eczema, but healthy. Twice now, in a couple months, he has had a low temp while sick(96.3) His norm:97.5. Worry?

? thermometer: His regular temperature appears to be below average and I wonder as to how accurate the thermometer is. Try another one to see if you get the same measurement. I have no ready explanation for the lower temperature while being sick but it is possible that being less active or not eating tends to lower one's temperature. However the accuracy of your thermometer should be verified. ...Read more

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Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

possibly: The distribution pattern for eczema is fairly predictable, while "ring worm" which is a superficial fungus infection can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, beard, trunk, groin, foot. Both rashes can be itchy, but eczema is really itchy. Eczema responds well to cortisone creams/ointments, while cortisone can potentially worsen ringworm. Doc can scrape the lesion and culture for fungus. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have food allergy acne/eczema?

I need help! How do I know if I have food allergy acne/eczema?

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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Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

?: Dianabol is an anabolic steroid and a controlled substance in the us and western europe and is banned in the us. It can cause liver damage with long term use. I can't recommend it at all! for its association with asthma, allergies and eczema - ? ...Read more

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Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

It could: It depends what your child is allergic to. I would not try anything even if it is otc without talking it over with your allergist or physician. ...Read more

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Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?

Contact dermatitis: Products containing balsam of peru can cause contact dermatitis which is very similar in appearance to eczema. The best approach is to avoid using all products containing balsam of peru. Simply avoiding certain foods is not enough. If the problem continues a visit to an allergist or dermatologist who does patch testing is in order. ...Read more

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I've never had food allergies & tested neg for them, but do have eczema & chronic hives. does this mean i'll react to big allergens like nuts & fish?

I've never had food allergies & tested neg for them, but do have eczema & chronic hives. does this mean i'll react to big allergens like nuts & fish?

Not necessarily: In fact, your own experience with eating nuts and fish is a much more reliable indicator of whether you're actually allergic than the results of skin testing will be. I think your allergist will tell you the same thing. The best way to determine whether your skin issues are due to allergy is a few weeks' trial of an elimination diet. Ask about it. ...Read more

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My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

Probably: Asthma, allergies and eczema run in the same families. Not all members of family have all symptoms. Some might have eczema and allergies and others might have other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by allergies?

Can eczema be caused by allergies?

May be: Some people have identifiable allergens causing eczema but lots do not. ...Read more

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How are eczema and allergies related?

Yes: About 30% of patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food, dust mite, or less likely animal dander or pollen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy to eczema?

Words matter: Allergy and eczema are two different but related conditions. Someone with eczema usually has other allergic problems. As many as 1/3 of those with eczema have food allergies that aggravate it. You are never allergic to eczema, the words matter and these have specific definitions that exclude the possibility. ...Read more

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In what ways are allergies and eczema related, if they are?

In what ways are allergies and eczema related, if they are?

Related, Yes: About 33% of people with moderate to severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) have allergies. These triggering allergens can be dust mite, animal dander or foods (especially in children). ...Read more

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Is an allergy test required when you have eczema?

Is an allergy test required when you have eczema?

No, usually not: Many people have some eczema, and only a few need allergy testing. Those that get allergy testing may include people with known allergies to other things already, people who get the same rash or reaction each time they eat or touch a certain item, people with family members who have rashes associated with allergies, etc... Most people with eczema just treat the eczema, without allergy testing. ...Read more

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Can a dairy allergy cause eczema? How likely is this?

Can a dairy allergy cause eczema? How likely is this?

Possible: Typically, food allergens(egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanut) are more likely to cause ezcematous rashes in children more so than adults. ...Read more

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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


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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