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Left abdominal pain, nausea, a lot of blood in stool. Told food allergy? Colonoscopy booked in nov. Seek another opinion or safe to wait?

Left abdominal pain, nausea, a lot of blood in stool. Told food allergy? Colonoscopy booked in nov. Seek another opinion or safe to wait?

No: If you have a lot of blood in stool, you need to see someone now. It should not take this long to get a colonoscopy. If you can't find one to get it done sooner, go to the nearest hospital. ...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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Wake up with nausea and stomach ache. Throw up and have diarrhea. No other symptoms. Pregncy imposs. Food allergy? Virus? Reaction to birth control?

Wake up with nausea and stomach ache. Throw up and have diarrhea. No other symptoms. Pregncy imposs. Food allergy? Virus? Reaction to birth control?

Gastroenteritis: Either reaction to something in your food (toxins produced by staph, bacillus cereus, clostridium perfringens, etc.), or a viral etiology. In any event this should clear up within 3-5 days under most circumstances. If this recurs repeatedly you should see a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you treat stomach pain caused by food allergies?

How can you treat stomach pain caused by food allergies?

Avoid trigger: Currently the only treatment for food allergies is avoidance of the particular food. For an accidental exposure that is mild, an antihistamine may work. For more severe food allergic reactions, Epinephrine is used. If stomach pain is the only symptom, see an allergist who can help distinguish allergy from intolerance. ...Read more

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I have had a low grade temp for a week now. I am very tired and I have had stomach pain for 7 years including food allergies. It not cold Or or flu.?

I have had a low grade temp for a week now. I am very tired and I have had stomach pain for 7 years including food allergies. It not cold Or or flu.?

7 years?: I think you should consult a GI doctor who may or may not refer you to an allergist depending on his findings. 7 years are a long time to suffer. As for the low-grade temperature, how low grade has it been? ...Read more

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Having severe stomach pain after almost every meal. In a very stressful work environment. No change in diet or suspected food allergies.

Having severe stomach pain after almost every meal. In a very stressful work environment. No change in diet or suspected food allergies.

Pain after eating: Severe stomach pain after eating can be related to a few issues: gall bladder illness (esp if pain radiates from upper right abdomen to your back on right side), spasm (ibs), anxiety, unidentified, new food intollerance (e.g. Gluten) that can develop in association with stress. Start a journal documenting exactly: dietary intake, location and type of pain, any improvement or worsening. Take to md. ...Read more

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I have had a dull pain in my upper right abdomen and nausea after eating. Could this be a food allergy?

I have had a dull pain in my upper right abdomen and nausea after eating. Could this be a food allergy?

Unlikely: This sounds more like it is in the region of the gallbladder. If you eat fatty foods (or anything, for that matter) the gallbladder produces bile which might be squeezing against stones....Causing the pain and nausea. Have your primary doctor evaluate this, though a GI specialist might need to get involved. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause (very intermittent) sharp abdominal pains 2-3 hours after a meal? Can food allergies make you feel really run down and tired?

Can food allergies cause (very intermittent) sharp abdominal pains 2-3 hours after a meal? Can food allergies make you feel really run down and tired?

Yes but.....: Food allergies can cause abdominal pain, and frequent exposure to food allergens can contribute to fatigue, but (and this is a very strong "but") food allergy is an UNLIKELY cause of your symptoms. Because there are many other causes (some serious, most treatable) of your symptoms, you need to see a doctor about this. Please!!! ...Read more

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Is abdominal bloating usually always accompanied by pain or nausea? I am skinny and feel full all day without much appetite but no pain. I had gastritis an year ago and problems of appetite since then, never regained lost weight. Milk/food allergy?

Is abdominal bloating usually always accompanied by pain or nausea? I am skinny and feel full all day without much appetite but no pain. I had gastritis an year ago and problems of appetite since then, never regained lost weight. Milk/food allergy?

Not always: Abdominal bloating is not always associated with pain or nausea. As you mentioned, gastritis can cause bloating. Recommend eating smaller meals throughout the day versus infrequent large meals, and avoiding eating less than 2hrs before bedtime. Keeping a food diary will also help you determine if there are certain foods or activities that exacerbate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Fever of 99.6 for 7 days, left lower abdomen pain, bloated, occasional bleeding in bowel, diarrhea, food allergies, throwing up clean colonoscopy. Help?

Fever of 99.6 for 7 days, left lower abdomen pain, bloated, occasional bleeding in bowel, diarrhea, food allergies, throwing up clean colonoscopy. Help?

Get 2nd opinion: It almost sounds like diverticulitis which may not be detected by a colonoscopy. On the other hand, throwing up is not part of the symptoms unless you have a systemic infection which does occurs in diverticulitis. The counterpoint is that diverticulitis occurs usually in a much older age Food allergy is not associated with a fever. Suggest a consult @ an university center or with another GI. ...Read more

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Could a chronically runny nose be a symptom of a food allergy?

Could a chronically runny nose be a symptom of a food allergy?

No: The most common cause of a chronic runny nose (rhinorrhea) is allergic, particularly an allergy to house dust mites. Other allergic and non allergic causes of rhinitis can cause rhinorrhea, see: http://bit. Ly/1ThwQY2 Uncommon causes of persistent runny nose include *leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF Rhinorrhea). CSF rhinorrhea can result from skull or nasal fractures, cranial surgery and tumors. ...Read more

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15 minutes after eating pasta John's face started to turn red. Could that be a food allergy symptom?

15 minutes after eating pasta John's face started to turn red. Could that be a food allergy symptom?

Mgt/workup: Yes it could be, and an allergic rash eg hives is a common finding, along with GI symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.
I would suggest CAP testing for the sauce ingredients, and a food panel. Discuss with you pediatrician, and please check the labels for the ingredients. ...Read more

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Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?

Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?

No: It can occur with any severe food allergy reaction and indicate trouble swallowing due to swelling of the throat. Anaphylaxis is serious and life threatening and requires emergency treatment. Patients should not delay using an Epinephrine auto injector and calling 911. ...Read more

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I have three food allergies that just manifested @age 35. now im ill all the time. Could these allergies be a symptom of another disease? Why so late?

I have three food allergies that just manifested @age 35. now im ill all the time. Could these allergies be a symptom of another disease? Why so late?

? intolerance: Vs a true allergy to whatever foods that cause the problem, yes food allergy can occur late, although uncommon, you need to see an allergist/ immunologist and may be a gastro-enterlogist and a dietician, but ask your primary doctor first for initial evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when I don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when I don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

Avoid them: I am please something is helping your eczema. The relationship between food allergies and eczema is not well understoo. I would just encourage you to continue doing what works. D. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes in the neck a symptom of food allergy? I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck several hours after eating chocolate.

No: It is unlikely to be a symptom of food allergy by itself. But you need to have your swollen glands evaluated by your doctor to determine what is causing them to swell. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the most common food allergy?

What are the symptoms of the most common food allergy?

Multiple: The most common symptoms of food allergies are rash (hives or eczema) and gastrointestinal (vomiting or diarrhea). ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of food allergy in an adult?

What are signs and symptoms of food allergy in an adult?

Abdominal s/s: It could be abdominal pain, nausea vomitting or diarrhea, or asthma like symptoms, skin rash, stridor swollen lips etc. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are signs and symptoms of food allergy?

Need expert help here. What are signs and symptoms of food allergy?

Food allergy symptom: In general, there are 3 ways food allergy can present. The most dramatic one that we often refer to is immediate reaction that can cause hives, nausea, vomiting, throat closing and can be life threatening. Other types of food allergy can be more subtle and present chronically like esophagitis, gastroenteritis, colitis (difficulty swallowing, abdo pain, bloody stool...) or eczema. ...Read more

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How prevalent are food allergies and is it easy to identify the symptoms?

How prevalent are food allergies and is it easy to identify the symptoms?

Prevalence low: 10-15% of public reports food allergy; when screened for good history and skin or blood tests showing allergic antibodies to suspected food only 6-8% of kids under 3 and 3-4% of adults have confirmed food allergy. Typical symptoms occur within 2 hr of each time small amount of food eaten, e.g. Itchy/swollen lips/mouth, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, flushing, hives, chest tightness, low bp. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of infant food allergies?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of infant food allergies?

Food allergy symptom: In general, there are 3 ways food allergy can present. The most dramatic one that we often refer to is immediate reaction that can cause hives, nausea, vomiting, throat closing and can be life threatening. Other types of food allergy can be more subtle and present chronically like esophagitis, gastroenteritis, colitis (difficulty swallowing, abdo pain, bloody stool...) or eczema. ...Read more

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Doctor suggested elimination diet to see if symptoms caused by food allergies. Can I eat potatoes on diet? What is your opinion on this form of action?

This is a good way: To see if any of your foods are causing your symptoms. You should start by eating what you would normally eat, but eliminate one food for about 1 week and see if the symptoms go away. If not, move on to eliminating a 2nd food...and so on. Potatoes are generally not very allergenic, depending on how they are cooked and what else is added to them. You can do the same trial with them. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have symptoms of a food allergy?

What should I do if I have symptoms of a food allergy?

Allergy Testing: If you are having symptoms that you believe are due to food allergy, you should be seen by a board certified allergist and have appropriate allergy testing performed to help determine if you are allergic and to what food you are allergic. If you suspect a specific food, stop eating it immediately. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of food allergies?

Food allergy symptom: Food allergy symptoms can be as basic as itching in the mouth or tongue as well as severe as anaphylaxis (a whole body allergic reaction) other symptoms may be more subtle and delayed such as eczema ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fresh food allergies?

What are the symptoms of fresh food allergies?

Oral allergy syndrom: Hope I'm answering your question. Oral allergy syndrome occurs in some persons allergic to birch tree &/or ragweed pollen. When eating certain raw fruits & vegetables - apple, carrot, citrus, melon, others - they feel mouth itching & throat tickling without hives, swelling, or more serious symptoms. Eating the same foods cooked? No symptoms. Your allergist can help you sort this problem. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of food allergies in a child?

Eczema, anaphylaxis: Food allergies in children can be associated with eczema, or anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can manifest as hives, throat swelling or trouble breathing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food allergies for a baby?

What are the symptoms of food allergies for a baby?

Skin, breathing, gut: Skin - eczema, hives.
Respiratory - nasal congestion, cough, wheezing, coughing up blood.
Gastrointestinal - swollen tongue or lips, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bright red blood in stool.
Cardiovascular - rapid heart rate, pallor, shock.
No one baby has all of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

Many possible ones.: Symptoms of infant food allergies can include poor weight gain, hives, bloody diarrhea, severe eczema, facial/eyelid/tongue/lip/throat swelling, itching, chest tightness, wheeze, vomiting, abdominal pain, rapid pulse, dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting, and/or respiratory or cardiac arrest. Please see your child's doctor or an allergist asap for evaluation if you suspect a food allergy. ...Read more

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Can food allergy and nutrition cause adhd symptoms.

Can food allergy and nutrition cause adhd symptoms.

No.: Although you will find some doctors, who insist that they can cause ADHD symptoms, the standard, majority view -- and my view -- is that they can't. ...Read more

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Can food allergy symptoms cause an infection such as h.Pylori?

Can food allergy symptoms cause an infection such as h.Pylori?

No: H pylori is a significant bacteria usually associated with gastritis /stomach ulcers! Doubt they cause allergies food or airborne! Regards! ...Read more

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My blood results came back with food allergies, is it safe to eat those foods if no allergic symptoms occur?

My blood results came back with food allergies, is it safe to eat those foods if no allergic symptoms occur?

See below: Food allergy is diagnosed by taking a history. Skin testing and/or blood testing is utilized to support the clinical suspicion of food allergy. Skin testing / blood testing should never be done in the absence of a proper history documenting a potential food allergy (with few exceptions). Based upon the results of one's history and testing, decisions can be made about consuming the food. ...Read more

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Can gluten-free, diary-free diet help with autism symptoms? How accurate are the food allergy tests? What allergy tests do you recommend for autism?

Can gluten-free, diary-free diet help with autism symptoms? How accurate are the food allergy tests? What allergy tests do you recommend for autism?

No/none: Sometimes you can track down the genetic misinformation that triggers autism with a special chromosomal microarray study. The more we study the human genome the more we find information to explain these issues. Special diets and food allergy profiles have a cult following, but positive results are based more on social media testimonials. A good workup by a developmental pediatrician is worthwhile ...Read more

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Can a canker sore be a sign of a food allergy?

Can a canker sore be a sign of a food allergy?

Canker sore: Canker sores can be caused by a sensitivity to certain chemicals, most commonly SLS, an common ingredient in many toothpastes. Check the labels and try an SLS free toothpaste. Trauma, autoimmune, Vitamin deficiency can also be causes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food allergy?

What are the symptoms of food allergy?

Can vary: Ige mediated food allergy symptoms may include hives, swelling, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, and even drop in blood pressure. Symptoms typically occur within 2 hours of food ingestion. For more info go to foodallergy. Org. ...Read more

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Food allergy symptoms, how long will it last?

Food allergy symptoms, how long will it last?

Less than a day: If the symptoms you are asking about are really due to food allergy, they should begin almost immediately after eating the food and resolve in several hours but may last a day. ...Read more

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For what length of time do the symptoms of food allergy last?

Depends: Food allergy reactionc can be mild to severe. Many food allergy reactions clear within a few hours but can last a day or two especially if the reaction is severe. ...Read more

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I have crohns. Would I benefit from a food allergy test to try to control my symptoms. ..Mainly diarrhea?

I have crohns. Would I benefit from a food allergy test to try to control my symptoms. ..Mainly diarrhea?

Yes: It would definitely not hurt your cause. Food allergies and sensitivities can commonly cause repeated bouts of heartburn, irritable bowel, and general GI distress. ...Read more

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My blood result came back with food allergies, is it safe to eat those foods if I have no allergic symptoms?

My blood result came back with food allergies, is it safe to eat those foods if I have no allergic symptoms?

Food allergy: Blood tests and skin tests are not very helpful in diagnosing food allergy.
It is okay to eat those foods as long as there are no allergic symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more