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Is there a connection between enlarged adenoid and food allergies?

Is there a connection between enlarged adenoid and food allergies?

Not directly: Many children with allergic rhinitis have enlarged adenoids. Many allergic children also have food allergies. But one problem does not cause the other. They are both manifestations of the allergic state. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Rickert
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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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4 yr son.Had respirtory&food allergy blood tests.results only very low cows milk allergen.Cld it cause stuffy nose&snoring?adenoids&tonsils remvd 2015

4 yr son.Had respirtory&food allergy blood tests.results only very low cows milk allergen.Cld it cause stuffy nose&snoring?adenoids&tonsils remvd 2015

Milk allergy: generally food allergies are outgrown by the time the child is 2 yrs old if your child is still allegic even if mild you should avoid milk he should be fully tested to see if there are other allergies if not he can have congestion and wheezing ...Read more

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Is there a connection to overall health and the likelihood of developing a food allergy?

Is there a connection to overall health and the likelihood of developing a food allergy?

No: Individuals in very good health as well as those who don't take quite so good care of themselves or are unhealthy with other disorders or not at increased risk of developing food allergies. Most food allergies occur in children, but adults can develop new onset food allergies. The reason individuals develop food allergies is not clear. Having eczema is a risk factor for developing food allergy. ...Read more

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Is nasal allergy or nasal rhinitis has connection to a food allergy?

Is nasal allergy or nasal rhinitis has connection to a food allergy?

Maybe: Could be food allergies or intolerances (notice how long after you eat a suspect food this starts), but more likely inhalant allergy or reaction to pollution or smoke. Cleaning up your diet with fresh veggies, fruits, fiber can help, avoiding the "whites" refined sugar, flour, etc and chemicals found in diet foods. Powdered (not tablet) vit c (3000 mg) helps symptoms, butterbur, quercetin, too. ...Read more

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Any connection between food allergies and scleritis?

Any connection between food allergies and scleritis?

No: The sclera is not affected by allergy. The conjunctivae, the translucent tissue that covers the sclera. Is commonly affected by allergy. In food allergic patients a drop of food to which the patient is allergic dropped into the eye can cause chemosis that is marked swelling of the conjunctivitis. I've seen this when milk-allergic patients get a drop of milk in the eye. (photo of chemosis). ...Read more

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Do you know of a connection between food allergies and scleritis?

Do you know of a connection between food allergies and scleritis?

Unlikely: Scleritis is inflammation of the outer protective layer of the eye (sclera). There can be several reasons for scleritis, but food allergy is not where the answer will be found. An ophthalmologist (eye specialist) will help you find the answer! ...Read more

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Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

Asthma symptoms: If asthma is not controlled and you continue to have difficulty breathing, it is a yes. Not able to breath well can cause anxiety, heart race or panic attack, and headache. Most of the time asthma is related to environmental allergies in the us. Having one allergic disease give to a risk of getting another one including food allergy. Chocolate, tea, coffee contain caffeine ; can cause headache. ...Read more

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Can you please develope food allergies just because they eat a certain food/s everyday?

Can you please develope food allergies just because they eat a certain food/s everyday?

No: Food allergy can present at any times in your life. Eating certain foods everyday does not increase your risk of getting allergy to that particular food. Instead, you have a higher risk of getting food allergy if you have other atopic diseases like allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, eczema, and other food allergies.... ...Read more

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I recently ended up in ED with Gastritis. I was put on Somac with success. I'm 35, healthy, modified my diet. Could it be food allergy related?

 I recently ended up in ED with Gastritis. I was put on Somac with success. I'm 35, healthy, modified my diet. Could it be food allergy related?

Gastritis: It's virtually impossible to diagnose gastritis without an upper GI endoscopy (scope thru the mouth to examine the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine). Somac is very effective treatment regardless if the cause might be aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil (ibuprofen) or Alleve or a bacteria. It's very unlikely that this would be related to a food allergy. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of food allergy?

How can I best take care of food allergy?

Epinephrine: Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can treat skin symptoms, but if breathing difficulty or low blood pressure happen (which is impossible to predict), they will not help. Anyone with a food allergy should always have Epinephrine available. ...Read more

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How long does a servere food allergy take to happen?

How long does a servere food allergy take to happen?

Immediate Symptoms: Food allergies are typically an immediate reaction minutes to a half hour (max 2 hours) after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives, wheezing, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, throat tightness, or syncope (fainting). If there is any concern see an Allergist for further workup and evaluation with skin prick or serum testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a food allergy late in life?

Is it possible to develop a food allergy late in life?

Yes: It depends on what you mean by late in life. The development of any allergies after the age of 60 is unusual, because most of your immune cells have already been committed to certain types of reactions by that time. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it normal to just "lose" a food allergy?

I wanted to know is it normal to just "lose" a food allergy?

Sometimes : First, the food allergy needed to be properly diagnosed. Most children will grow out of their food allergies by their late teens to early adult hood. Two exceptions are peanut/treenuts and seafood. Sometimes people are told they have food allergy when they had other causes that may have triggered the reaction. Recommend see an allergist for food allergies, for proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a food allergy and intolerance?

Intolerance subset: Food allergy (fa) is a subset of food intolerance (fi). Fa involves an abnormal immune system reaction to an otherwise innocuous food. Mechanisms of fi include inability to digest a food as in lactose intolerance. Fa can be life-threatening; fi is not. Symptoms of fi are limited to the GI tract - pain, bloat, gas, vomiting, diarrhea. Fa symptoms may be GI as well as respiratory, skin & cardiac. ...Read more

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As an adult, is it possible develop a dangerous food allergy?

As an adult, is it possible develop a dangerous food allergy?

Yes: Food allergies can develop at any point in life. Peanuts, tree nuts, and shell fish are the most common food allergies to develop in adults. All food allergies are life-threatening. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a food allergy develop after years of eating the food?

Is it possible that a food allergy develop after years of eating the food?

Yes: This would be unusual but can happen. The classic case is the adult who develop a food allergy to shellfish after being able to eat shellfish for years. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for food allergies?

How do I get tested for food allergies?

Two ways: Skin testing may be performed by an allergist. Or blood work may be ordered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Do food allergies get worse as you age?

Do food allergies get worse as you age?

No.: If anything, they may lessen. On the other hand, you can develop a new sensitivity later in life. And many times there is no allergic component; for example asprin causing bleeding or milk products causing bloating or diarrhea. ...Read more

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How can I get test done for food allergies?

How can I get test done for food allergies?

Varies: There are some available blood tests your PCP could arrange for.They are not perfect, but can be useful when paired with your personal history.Allergists can also do skin tests that can also provide useful information. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


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