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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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Do food allergies and p.O.T.S. Have any correlation?

Do food allergies and p.O.T.S. Have any correlation?

Depends: If you have pots and have symptoms from food allergies that can worsen fatigue or change your fluid balance, the impact will be negative but mostly related to symptoms. If you are asking if food allergies could cause pots, not likely. I assume you mean igg food allergies, not emergent ige allergies. ...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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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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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?

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 are food allergies tested?

How are food allergies tested?

Oral challenge: History trumps skin & blood testing for food allergy. With a history of a reaction like hives, difficulty swallowing, throat tickle, vomiting, asthma or anaphylaxis minutes to hours after eating a food negative skin & blood tests are insufficient to rule-out allergy. A positive test is usually convincing. Mostly we do unblinded challenges in the office reserving double-blind for ambiguous cases. ...Read more

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How are food allergies diagnosed?

How are food allergies diagnosed?

History and testing: Food allergy diagnosis begins with a detailed history of what symptoms are occurring and when especially in relation to meals. A thorough diet history is obtained. An exam is performed. Allergy testing can be performed either through skin testing or blood tests for ige to specific foods. Neither way of testing is perfect, so food challenges are sometimes necessary. An allergist can assist. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is food allergies?

What sort of disorder is food allergies?

Food allergies: Food allergies are immunologic reactions to food proteins mediated by ige. Symptoms can consist of oropharyngeal itchiness, swelling of lips, hives, vomiting and even anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Are food allergies considered a disability?

Not that I know of: If you can avoid the allergenic foods, the answer is no. However if you work in a seafood factory and the steam from the seafood causes a serious allergic reaction whenever you work, then it may be considered a disability. ...Read more

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Advice on having food allergies or intolerances?

Food allergies: Food intolerance is more common than food allergies. 90% of all true food allergies are caused by 8 different foods. Allergists are your best resource for food allergy information. For more food allergy facts, go to my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/11/did-you-know-facts-about-food-allergies-in-the-u-s/. ...Read more

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Cost of food allergy testing?

Cost of food allergy testing?

Can't really answer: The cost of food allergy testing will vary depending upon what is tested for, how it is tested (skin test vs blood work) and how many tests are done. ...Read more

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Is food allergy testing accurate?

Is food allergy testing accurate?

Sort of: Food Allergy is diagnosed by taking a thorough history and then confirming the history through skin and/or blood test. Random skin and /or blood test for food allergy in the absence of appropriate clinical history is not very accurate. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

No: It's not impossible for food allergies to cause nasal inflammation, but it is unusual. It's much more likely to happen in children. If you're talking about a long term, steady chronic sinus problem, then it's not likely a food allergy. Environmental allergies (pollens, dust, etc) commonly cause or worsen sinus problems. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for food allergies?

Elimination: If you know what you are allergic to, eliminate those things from your diet. This is the simplest approach. ...Read more

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What is the best food allergy test?

What is the best food allergy test?

Skin Prick Testing: Food allergies are diagnosed first by getting a detailed clinical history of reaction. If history is concerning then skin prick testing and/or serum IgE testing to concerning foods will be drawn. Skin prick testing usually done first followed by serum testing to follow sensitivity over time. Prick to prick testing with actual food is also helpful to help clarify risk. See Allergist for details. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause common cold?

Nope: Food allergies can cause a lot of challenges but we can't blame colds on them too. Germs - usually viruses - cause the common cold. Some folks find that dairy makes them more snotty: stuffy nose and ears. ...Read more

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How long do food allergy rashes last?

Could last a life: Time. It depends on the type of food allergy and treatment given. Some allergies may be controlled with medication and tolerance may be induced to others.
See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001820/. ...Read more

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Can food allergies be life threatening?

Can food allergies be life threatening?

Yes: Certain people can be exquisitely sensitive to a particular food. My late mother was anaphylactically sensitive to eggs, and on her first date with my father had to be taken to the hospital because she forgot to check for mayonnaise on her sandwich. Shellfish and peanuts can also be extreme. ...Read more

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Are sores on scalp from a food allergy?

Are sores on scalp from a food allergy?

Probably Not: "Sores" on the scalp are not typical food allergy manifestation. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Yes: Especially in children. Many food allergies can be outgrown with maturing immune and gastrointestinal systems. Most patients with diarrhea don't have a true food allergy (involving immune system response) as the cause. Diarrheas may be due to digestive issues (e.g. Celiac sprue), intolerance, malabsorption (e.G lactose), infection (bacterial, viral, parasitic), inflammatory, irritable bowel. ...Read more

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Will there be a cure for food allergies?

Food allergies: Only proven way is to identify the allergen food and avoid them. Repeated exposure can lead to anaphylaxis to the foods, that you were mildly allergic to once. ...Read more

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How are infant food allergies daignosed?

Allergy test: We allergists prefer a prick skin test and we do it in the office and it is relatively painless. There are also blood tests, but depending on the lab you go to and the technique they use, some are not that reliable. ...Read more

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Food allergy rashes how long to go away?

Food allergy rashes how long to go away?

Varies: Rashes from food allergies can clear in minutes to hours to days and occasionally longer. See an allergist for diagnosis and appropriate management. ...Read more

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Can patch testing indicate food allergies?

Can patch testing indicate food allergies?

Yes: Patch testing can detect certain types of food allergies. For anaphylactic type (ige mediuated) food allergies, standard skin prick testing or specific ige blood tests are better at identifying food allergies. For other non-ige mediated reactions such as eosinophilic esophagitis, patch testing can identify some additional food sensitivities. Only have test recommended by a trained md. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a food allergy?

Avoidance: Avoidance remains the only way to deal with food allergies. It does not eliminate the allergy or get rid of it but can make it less likely that you will experience symptoms. Children sometimes lose certain food allergies over time but adults are more likely to have persistent allergies. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

Many possible ones.: Symptoms of infant food allergies can include poor weight gain, hives, bloody diarrhea, severe eczema, facial/eyelid/tongue/lip/throat swelling, itching, chest tightness, wheeze, vomiting, abdominal pain, rapid pulse, dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting, and/or respiratory or cardiac arrest. Please see your child's doctor or an allergist asap for evaluation if you suspect a food allergy. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause you some body odor?

Can food allergies cause you some body odor?

Foods not allergy: Foods that we eat can effect our breath and the way our body smells. Garlic, onions and curry spices all are absorbed and then secreted in sweat altering body fragrance. It's not an allergy, in fact, it's physiologic. Foods that we eat are not completely broken down in the small intestine & enter the circulation. This is not leaky gut syndrome. Igg antibodies protect us from any potential harm. ...Read more

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How can I know if my baby has food allergies?

How can I know if my baby has food allergies?

Rash or irritability: Most food allergy presents with eczema - an allergic rash. Vomiting, diarrhea, poor weight gain, irritability or colic are other common presentations. Sometimes respiratory symptoms as asthma and ear infections may also be related to food allergy. Rarely blood in the stool may be caused by a food allergy. ...Read more

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What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

Genetics and. ..?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice or spicey food allergies are not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more

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How can food allergies be so life-threatening?

How can food allergies be so life-threatening?

Swelling & shock: When foods combine with ige antibodies attached to mast cells those cells release histamine & other potent biochemicals causing blood vessels to leak plasma into surrounding tissues resulting in swelling (edema). If your eyelid swells its unsightly but no big deal. If your tongue or vocal cords swell you could die from suffocation. If enough plasma leaks out blood pressure falls leading to shock. ...Read more

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What type of food allergy test is more accurate?

What type of food allergy test is more accurate?

Neither: Skin testing and blood test (serum specific ige) have different sensitivities and specificities. Either or both must be interpretted in light of the clinical picture. Frequently, patients with positive tests are not allergic and an oral challenge under the supervision of a board certified allergist familiar with oral challenges and treatment of anaphylaxis is needed. ...Read more

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Could it be any home treatment for food allergy?

NO!!!: 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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Are skin prick tests accurate for food allergies?

Yes, helpful: I agree. Skin prick testing to evaluate for food allergies can be very helpful, and can help direct dietary restriction. It is always used in clinical context to support an adverse reaction to a food. The size of the reaction will indicate the likelihood of an adverse reaction and not if you will have anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How soon can babies be tested for food allergies?

How soon can babies be tested for food allergies?

Food allergies: I would not recommend testing at all! If you choose to do so wait until the child is school age. ...Read more

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