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Can food allergies be suppressed by medicines like allergra?

Can food allergies be suppressed by medicines like allergra?

Food allergies: Antihistamines do not prevent food allergy reactions although they may lessen mild symptoms somewhat. The only treatment of foof allergies is avoidance. ...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


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What r chances an adult w/no known food allergies will develp one? Does having drug allergies increase a person's chances?

What r chances an adult w/no known food allergies will develp one? Does having drug allergies increase a person's chances?

Possible: It is possible for a person to develop a food or medication allergy at any time in their life. Drug allergies do not usually correspond to food allergies or visa versa. There are some plant allergies that correspond to food allergies, however. ...Read more

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I have multiple drug allergies, negative for food allergies. I've become paranoid eating foods known for allergies, tho. Am I safe eating nuts, fish?

If you have...: ...Never shown signs of food allergies, then eat what you want (within the bounds of good, healthy eating) and stop worrying about it. You can develop an allergy...Or not...Anytime. So stop worrying; if you develop an allergy then deal with it, and in the meantime enjoy life to the fullest. ...Read more

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20 year-old south Asian, 7 months pregnant, having bad throat and stomach pains felt due to food allergies, looking for effective treatment.....?

20 year-old south Asian, 7 months pregnant, having bad throat and stomach pains felt due to food allergies, looking for effective treatment.....?

Doubt food allergy...: Food allergy seems an unlikely cause of patient's symptoms. Reflux is very common in pregnancy and can cause these symptoms. The increased abdominal pressure from pregnancy can also make a Hiatal Hernia worse. Both of these can be exacerbated certain types of foods. She has probably noted this association and thinks she is allergic to to these foods. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is a food allergy?

What is a food allergy?

Reaction to a food.: People can become allergic to many substances including certain foods. Some foods are more likely, such as milk, egg, wheat, soybean, shellfish, peanut, or nuts. Reactions can range from rash and itching to anaphylactic shock. ...Read more

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What is a food allergy?

What is a food allergy?

Immunologic response: A food allergy is a specific immunologic response that your body has to a food that can lead to various symptoms. This is different from a food intolerance, such as excess gas, nausea or diarrhea. ...Read more

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How to cure food allergy?

How to cure food allergy?

Avoid: Unfortunately the only totally proven method is avoidance. Slow efforts at tolerance are poor in results. ...Read more

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How to know it is food allergy?

How to know it is food allergy?

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 more

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Can a child outgrow a food allergy?

Can a child outgrow a food allergy?

Yes: Yes they can out grow allergies. However, you should be very careful about any allergy they have had a significant reaction too such as shortness of breat or anaphylaxis. Additionally peanut allergies tend not to be one that children grow out of. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have food allergy?

How do I know if I have food allergy?

Suspect / test: There are a variety of blood tests your physician can obtain on blood that can provide evidence for or against a food allergy. Allergists also employ skin tests which provide a different but helpful set of information. ...Read more

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What is the most common food allergy?

What is the most common food allergy?

There are 8: Between 50% and 90% of all severe allergic reactions to foods are caused by only eight foods. The most common food allergies are: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. ...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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What are common signs of a food allergy?

Varied: Food allergy symptoms can be quite varied from hives, itching, swelling, eczema, trouble breathing, throat closing, coughing, wheezing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea. If multiple symptoms occur this is often called anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of food allergy?

How can I best take care of food allergy?

Avoid the food: The allergic reactions to foods can vary from vague abdominal pain & discomfort, to hives, to life threatening anaphylaxis. Luckily anaphylaxis is rare and usually limited to a narrow range of foods or a single item. These can be revealed on blood tests. Management ranges from simple food avoidance to carrying an Epi pen based on the individuals needs. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for a food allergy?

What is the medical term for a food allergy?

Medical term: There are several. Most allergists just say food allergy. If you want to get more specific you could say "IgE mediated food hypersensitivity". That would distinguish between a food allergy and another type of food reaction such as lactose intolerance which would not be classified as an allergy. ...Read more

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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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Can I outgrow a food allergy by a certain age?

Varies: Some people will lose certain food allergies over time and others will not. That is why it is important to be evaluated by a board certified allergist with experience in food allergies. Once evaluated some people are candidates for an in-office food challenge to determine if the sensitivity has disappeared. ...Read more

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The food allergy what take 6hrs are they dangerous?

The food allergy what take 6hrs are they dangerous?

Depends: Most dangerous food reactions occur within minutes to 2 hrs. However some people are allergic to a component in red meat (alpha gal) which causes delayed anaphylaxis. Most of these people became sensitized from a chigger bite some time in the past resulting in the reaction to red meat. ...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 rare to devolop a life threatning food allergy?

Food allergy: Unfortunately, severe food allergies are becoming more and more common, even in adults. Causes can be toxic exposures, food cross reactivity problems, additional medications that cross react and vaccines that contain toxic chemicals. ...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 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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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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Nickle assosiated with multible food allergy syndrome?

Possible: One can see dietary nickel cause symptoms. Here is a link to a nice paper on this topic. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2923958/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: food allergy?

What is the definition or description of: food allergy?

Reaction: 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 also get allergy testing. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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