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I am 37 year old, all my life been eaten same things nothig unusual, a week a go i had a severe food allergy to nuts and pecans, i wonder why now?

I am 37 year old, all my life been eaten same things nothig unusual, a week a go i had a severe food allergy to nuts and pecans, i wonder why now?

It can happen: Food allergy can develop during adulthood. The most common foods that cause allergies to develop during adulthood include nuts and shellfish. I recommend that you carry an epi-pen and know how to use it in case you eat nuts by accident. ...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 way to cure severe food allergies?

Is there a way to cure severe food allergies?

Avoidance: Avoidance is the only treatment option at this time. It is hopeful that someday there may be more of a treatment option. ...Read more

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What to do if my child has severe food allergies?

What to do if my child has severe food allergies?

Discover, avoid : Food allergies vary in their intensity. If you are allergic, your body reacts to it in various ways.Skin tests can be positive and the blood can show elevated antibody levels. Elevated ige is important and means a major reaction is possible.Those foods must be avoided.If skin tests show some reaction but ige levels are low, the food may be tolerated. Discuss which foods to avoid with your allerg. ...Read more

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Child with multiple severe food allergies, what to do?

Child with multiple severe food allergies, what to do?

See an allergist: Food allergies can be life threatening. It frequently takes a team of an allergist and nutritionist to manage food allergies and to find a diet that is proper for growth and development. Currently, the treatment for food allergies is avoidance, however, there are clinical trials evaluating desensitization procedures. Your local allergist will know who to contact. ...Read more

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How can I find a good diet for a child with severe food allergies?

How can I find a good diet for a child with severe food allergies?

Use your resources: A consultation with a dietician may be immensely helpful; call a local hospital and ask to speak with a dietitian to determine if they have an outpatient program or know of someone in your area who offers such services. There are many web-based resources, and web sites that will give you a list of foods or recipes you can purchase from them that are safe for your given combo of allergies. ...Read more

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Has anyone successfully tried a special diet for relief from severe food allergies?

Has anyone successfully tried a special diet for relief from severe food allergies?

Allergist: Keep getting advice from allergists. They differ. Sub lingual immuntherapy may be helpful in some cases. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my child has severe food allergies?

Could use your help docs! my child has severe food allergies?

Food allergy plan: If your child has food allergies, having an epi pen at home, school and with you when you are away from home is an important part of the management. Avoidance of any known food allergens which may trigger symptoms by reading food labels, avoiding public faucets, and hidden ingredients will help prevent a reaction. Your doctor can provide additional information. ...Read more

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I have severe food allergies to wheat and all nuts, what kind of alchoholic beverages can I have?

I have severe food allergies to wheat and all nuts, what kind of alchoholic beverages can I have?

Most: You may need to avoid some beers, since they can be made from wheat. But, most wine and spirits should be no problem. Just be sure to tell the bartender your allergies in case they use any ingredients in your mixed drink that you could be allergic to. ...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