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Is there a relationship between speech delay and food allergies?

Is there a relationship between speech delay and food allergies?

No: People blame "food allergies" for many things. Allergic reactions to foods include itching in the mouth while eating the food, followed by rashes or hives within 5 minutes to four hours of eating the food, and/or nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Severe reactions can include wheezing, low blood pressure, and death. Other things, like autism are speech delay, aren't. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

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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Is there a relationship between IBS and food allergies?

Is there a relationship between IBS and food allergies?

If you don't look...: Ibs is a clinical group of symptoms of unknown cause. If you suspect specific foods that trigger intestinal cramping, diarrhea, dumping syndrome.And you have positive allergy skin test to these foods then technically you no longer have ibs. You have a food allergy. This situation is not very common but it is worth looking since avoiding the food is better have taking chronic medications. ...Read more

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What's the best way to stop a food allergy (immediate or delayed, but not anaphylactic shock) reaction?

What's the best way to stop a food allergy (immediate or delayed, but not anaphylactic shock) reaction?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If a reaction such as itching happens to a food- an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help. However, be careful with food allergies because they can worsen each time you eat that particular food. Therefore the first time you may feel just mild itching and swelling but the next time it could be a full anaphylactic reaction. The safest thing to do is to avoid the food until you get allergy tested. ...Read more

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If you have anaphylaxis do you have hives all over your body? Also how quickly does anaphylaxis happen from a food allergy? What if it is delayed?

If you have anaphylaxis do you have hives all over your body? Also how quickly does anaphylaxis happen from a food allergy? What if it is delayed?

Anaphylaxis: You can still have it without hives allover,although generalized hives can be part of anaphylaxis but not necessary,anaphylaxis means acclerated allergic reaction affecting vital system and other body organs,the skin is one of them.Allergic food reactions most of the time are within minutes,rarely hours,beyond that reactions aren't of the anaphylaxis magnitude.Avoid triggers,keep epinephrine handy ...Read more

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How long does it take for food allergies to develop? If you have delayed allergic reactions, is it possible to eventually become anaphylactic?

How long does it take for food allergies to develop? If you have delayed allergic reactions, is it possible to eventually become anaphylactic?

Food allergy: A person, due to the right timing of exposure in the predisposed, can develop food allergies at any time in her/his life to any food. However most food allergies are due to the common highly allergenic foods, such as nuts seafood milk eggs soy ; wheat. It is unknown if delayed reactions can become anaphylactic; however if there is evidence of an ige reaction to a food, caution is the best remedy. ...Read more

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My 2yo son still only babbles, with just 3-4words. Does diet play role in speech delay? He is fussy eater who doesnt like textures, mostly soft foods.

My 2yo son still only babbles, with just 3-4words. Does diet play role in speech delay? He is fussy eater who doesnt like textures, mostly soft foods.

See doctor: Your 2 years old son with 3-4 words speech is normal for his age ,he will improve in his babbling . Some children take time to get used to solid or textures .You should not force him for tough textures . Speech does not get affected as long as he eats all foods .Talk to your doctor and get him checked for his development and speech , also hearing test . ...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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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 there a connection between left handedness and speech delay?

Is there a connection between left handedness and speech delay?

Yes: People with speech delay are somewhat more likely to be left handed than the general population. People with mixed dominance (e.g. Left eye and right hand) are much more likely to have developmental differences. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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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