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Igg Food Allergies
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Let's say you tested negative for a food allergy on both the IgG and IgE tests. What is the likelihood that you are actually allergic to the item?
Depends: Having igg to a food merely means that you have been exposed to that food and in fact the igg4 (a subclass of igg) may even indicate that you can tolerate that food. The presence of ige to a food alone does not necessarily mean that you are allergic to it. Usually it takes a much higher value above the normal to get a positive response when challenged. ...Read more
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FDA has not approved food allergy tests that use a few dried blood spots for measuring IGg. Are they reliable? What's a good way to test for such?
Not particularly: IGG to foods will often be up in people with no food sensitivity and as such is unlikely to provide useful information.On the other hand, an elevated IGE to various foods can signal significant food sensitivity and may warrant caution, this is the immune factor associated with anaphylaxis, the most severe reaction. Various companies offer IGE food panels that correlate with allergist skin testing ...Read more
IgE elevated: Ige is the allergic antibody, in the United States. Being elevated simply means that you are at increased risk of having any sort of allergic reaction compared to someone with a normal level. But elevation does not mean a reaction will happen...Just increased risk of reaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When testing for food allergies, how many days should I try eliminating a certain food group from my diet?
1 week: There are multiple elimination diets that involve eliminating several items at once. Eliminate them for about 1 wk and then add back in a new food item every 3 dys or so. If you see a problem with a new food added back in then avoid that food for another wk and then resume the process of adding back 1 food after the other. You can try to add back the suspicious food to confirm your diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No direct effect: There is no good scientific data that food allergies are a direct cause of behavioral problems. Children who are sick from consuming food that they are allergic to may also have behavioral problems, such as children with eczema that is aggravated by different foods may be irritable because of the itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you have pots and have symptoms from food allergies that can worsen fatigue or change your fluid balance, the impact will be negative but mostly related to symptoms. If you are asking if food allergies could cause pots, not likely. I assume you mean igg food allergies, not emergent ige allergies. ...Read more
Clarify, please: Please explain "level 1" food allergies. Allergies to foods can be caused by different types of responses, including ige and igg, and other possible impacts from immune system. If you avoid a food to which you are allergic, the interaction with and igg ab is typically less than 3 days; ige usually less but can be more serious when that reaction happens. ...Read more
Celiac disease aller: No it is not correct, it is not allergy in true sense.It is an auto immune disease of the small bowel that occurs in some people from infancy to adulthood.When patients are exposed toglidin a gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye tissue transglutinase enzyme modifies the protein and immune system cross reacts with small bowel causing inflammation, that causes atrophy of villi lining small bow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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