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Medicine For Food Allergy
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
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
The palms up to my fingers are really red and been like this for one day now. Mild itchiness, and stiff. No food/medicine allergies. What can it be?
Irritant: You might have been exposed to some irritants since this does not seem like an allergic contact response. ...Read more
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
My 3 year old had a food allergy for the first time. The doctor gave him a steroid medicine and benadryal now he is sweating no fever is this normal?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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