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How Long Does Rash Associated With Food Allergies Last
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
It may last years.
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Puffy under eye, itchy rash under arms, congested. Slow onset. Lasted only noon till next morning. No food allergy. I work at day care center.
Has this resolved?: Sounds like an allergy- maybe a cream or perfume/body spray/detergent or something that you touched with your fingers (then touched your eye/arms, etc.). If you are not taking other medicines and are not allergic, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful. You should see a doctor if symptoms persist. Think about anything new you may have been exposed to- whether at the day care or at home. ...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 more
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 more
I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?
Not easily: If you really wish to find out, consult an allergist who can decide on what tests you may be needed after getting a detailed history from you. ...Read more
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
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)
Rash: Your rash may or may not be related to food allergies and the foods you mentioned, especially cucumbers, are rarely associated with this type of rash. I think you need to have your rash examined to determine what it is. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop food allergies that you have never been allergic to before? I'm 24 and have a reoccurring rash due to something I eat.
Certainly: Allergy reactions require that you have had a prior exposure; you can't have an allergy to something you have never been exposed to. Allergies, including food allergies, can appear later in life. You should find a good allergy doctor and get tested. ...Read more
When you have a food allergy what does the rash look like and can the rash be anywhere on the body?
Looks like hives: It is very rare to have just a hives from food allergy, usually also have itchy/swollen, lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, etc. The hives can occur anywhere, usually appearing within 1/2 to 2 hours and resolving within 24 hours. Check with your md or an allergist. ...Read more
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 more
None: Where the rash appears tells you nothing about food allergies. Hives can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema can appear anywhere as well but is more commonly seen in the elbow creases, behind the knees, at the wrists, ankles, tops of feet & hands, behind the ears, eyelids, & anywhere on the neck. ...Read more
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