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Msg Allergy Symptoms
MSG myth : Msg allergy is used to be a topic of discussion back in the 70's however to date, several studies have failed to demonstrate a relationship or causal effect of msg to any allergy symptoms. Plus, its molecule is too small to induce allergy. However, some individuals might experience headache or bodily ache after consuming it and it's likely due to intolerance to msg. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
I suddenly get lots of shimmering wiggly lines in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg, even a small amount does it.Allergy or seizure trigger?
Migraine aura: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is a very common migraine trigger. Gluten can be a trigger for people with intolerance to wheat, barley, etc. A normal eeg is only 70% sensitive/ likely to pick epileptiform abnormalities; nonetheless, seeing wiggly lines soon after eating food triggers is very characteristic of migraine aura. A neurologist can help track your triggers and treat migraines. Good luck! ...Read more
I get lots of floaters in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg in them.Even a small amount like in flavoured chips.Allergy or seizure trigger?
Daughter had gotten week long fever the past 4 times she's gone to Chinese buffet. Can MSG cause this? No other symptoms.
Please could you list common food chemical sensitivities for me, e.G. Msg.Ongoing non diagnosis IBS symptoms & feeling full/nausea. Trying to eliminate stuf?
See a DR: Have you been checked for mononucleosis (mono)? Get a precise diagnosis. Forget about "chemical sensitivities" which is a term used by ignorant people to steal money from other ignorant people. Forget about ginger ; thistle: save your money. Enlarged spleen should not be ignored. It is probably serious. ...Read more
Could I have a glutamate sensitivity if i react to foods high in natural glutamates as well as msg in takeaways. Is there a blood test to confirm?
Glutamate allergy: Msg reactions are not an allergy but can cause a syndrome including headache and facial and chest pressure which can be distressing but is self limited. While foods with artificial monosodium glutamate are labeled, many foods contain enough naturally produced glutamates to cause symptoms. These include yeast extracts, hydrolyzed protein or even natural flavorings. I know of know blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache in children that goes away with panadol once every 2 weeks or so , is something wrong ? No msg food given
Headaches: There are various causes for headaches in children. One is migraine and another is tension. Is your child getting enough sleep? Does he get dehydrated because of the hotweather in jordon? Keep him well hydrated. Another cause may be sinus headaches caused by allergy. With his history i would not worry about a brain tumor. ...Read more
Some people experience palps after eating heavy meals that are rich in carb, sugar, fat, high level of MSG, nitrates & sodium (webmd.com). Why could?
Multiple responses: Carbs and sugar effect changes in insulin and blood sugar levels which, when abnormal, can cause palpitations. SMG and sodium causes salt and fluid retention, high blood pressure and heart failure with palpitations. Nitrates cause asthma and allergies in some. I'm not aware of fat causing immediate palpitations. ...Read more
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