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How To Find Food Allergies
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
Avoid them and...: It is important to avoid foods you are allergic to; in the case of eggs this includes foods made with eggs, including mayo, pastries, some noodles etc. How strictly to avoid them depends on what your reaction is. Many with allergies have intestinal imbalances such as yeast overgrowth & parasites. After treating these and continuing to avoid the food for several months sometimes allergies go away. ...Read more
Meds, Avoidance: Ragweed allergy presents with congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip (season from August to first frost). See an Allergist in order to confirm suspicion. Intranasal steroid sprays and non-sedating antihistamines can be helpful as well as avoidance measures (keeping car and house windows close, avoid high pollen counts). Also allergy shots or new sublingual tablets. ...Read more
Food intolerance: The usual way to determine food intolerance is to go on an elimination diet for several weeks, followed by gradual reintroduction of foods suspected of causing digestive or other issues. Then you see how your body responds to each food. There are many ways to go about this, but an integrative medicine physician can help you. Commonly offending foods include gluten, dairy, eggs, and soy. ...Read more
Controversial: The widely held belief in india is that foods that are excessively sour should be avoided by vitiligo patients. These foods include citrus fruits, sour yoghurt, sour pickles etc. The simultaneous consumption of milk and fish is also discouraged. Although there are numerous websites that host dietary advice for vitiligo patients, there is no scientific data to support or refute these beliefs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food: The alcat test, a sensitivity test for food intolerance, including additives, mould, herbarls, are helping patients, together with a nutritional advisers. We did that in combination with other labs , and could help you. Contact your pcp, or a dr. Doing those. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more
History/testing: Either you have a history of a reaction to a bee sting, whether localized or generalized, or you can be tested by an allergist, if concerned you might get a reaction if stung accidentally, please keep any antihistaminic handy and ask your doctor to prescribe you epinephrine pen if you're at high exposure risk, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
There is no one food: While there are many supplements that claim to be able to address erectile dysfunction, I would encourage you to avoid them. You need to figure out what's causing the ED to be able to best treat it. But there are things to avoid like alcohol and nicotine. Otherwise, your best bet is just to live health which means eating health with diet rich in colorful veggies and fruits. ...Read more
History and testing: The best way to determine whether a patient has food allergy is to get a good history. We can perform skin testing and check blood levels to specific foods such as peanut, egg, milk, soy, or wheat that may be associated with allergic symptoms without testing to a whole food panel. Depending on the severity of a reaction, we can do an in office challenge and/or recommend avoidance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get help: If you have become a vegan for moral reasons, be sure you know exactly what you are doing, and take the supplements you need, or you will ruin your health quickly. You'll lose weight because your food doesn't taste as good, and meet fitness enthusiasts which is good. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be smart & good luck. ...Read more
Rash or stomach ache: Any true food allergy can cause a range of symptoms..An itchy rash is probably most common..But some people get nausea, diarrhea or if severe, even breathing problems. See an allergist to be tested, so you can verify your symptoms are an allergy(ie. Not an intolerance or other problem) and to help determine how severe an allergy you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They may: There are many ways to cause distress. First, go see your doctor. Make sure nothing else is causing this. Then try an elimination diet for 30 days, adding foods back one at a time (every 5 days), watch for reactions.You may have outright allergies or food intolerances. Both can cause distress. Meanwhile try dgl (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) before each meal to start to heal the stomach lining. ...Read more
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