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Doctor insights on: Severe Food Allergy

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Can allergic rhinitis be linked to food intolerances or food allergy?

Can allergic rhinitis be linked to food intolerances or food allergy?

YES: On some occasions I have found kids whose only confirmed allergies were to foods.Removal from their diet resulted in a clearing of airway problems. ...Read more

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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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Prednisone and food allergies? Is prednisone helpful for a bad food allergy reaction?

Prednisone and food allergies?  Is prednisone helpful for a bad food allergy reaction?

Less so: The best treatment for food allergies defined as having symptoms after ingesting certain foods (and not just having a blood testing stating food allergy is present) is first and foremost, avoidance and secondarily by carrying epipen(jr) which is adrenaline which can be injected into the person's thigh asap after contact with the allergen. Prednisone is much less useful. ...Read more

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Do hives from food allergies always mean anaphylactic reaction?

Not always: Hives as a symptom along the continuium of allergic reactions. The concern is that the next time they are exposed to this allergen they may react more severely (anaphylaxis). This is definitely something you want to see your child's doctor about. ...Read more

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Can food allergies or food intolerances cause gastritis both acute and chronic?

Can food allergies or food intolerances cause gastritis both acute and chronic?

Yes, but complicated: In short, yes, food allergies can cause gastritis. Not commonly. The condition where gastritis would occur from food allergies is known as eosinophilic gastritis and is where the stomach lining becomes inflamed from the presentation of allergic foods. This condition is not common but recognized. Food intolerance, theoretically could but many more conditions are more common. ...Read more

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What causes severe milk/dairy allergies?

What causes severe milk/dairy 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. Milk allergiy is 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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Can food intolerance cause anaphylactic shock ?

Can food intolerance cause anaphylactic shock ?

No But...: ....Food allergies may. A food intolerance usually means a digestive problem. Allergies are a totally different body chemistry and are potentially much more dangerous. ...Read more

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How are food allergy and food intolerance different?

Diff erent way fo: Allergy means you get hives, runny nose , may be troule breathing within min to 2 hrs and need to avoid and treatment, intolerance more like upset stomach, gassy stomach ache, e.G milk allergy avoid for 2 yrs might out grow, lactose intolerance forget about milk. ...Read more

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Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Potassium sorbate: Sorbic acid can cross-react with potassium sorbate. It is a rare cause of contact dermatitis (a rash) or contact urticarial (hives). ...Read more

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Food allergies- could it be from proteins in food that cause food allergies?

Food allergies- could it be from proteins in food that cause food allergies?

Yes: It usually is a protein in the food that causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. For example: milk allergy may be because of the casein protein in the milk. There also may be allergies to the carbohydrate unit of the meats but that is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more

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Advice on having food allergies or intolerances?

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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Can having hypothyroidism cause food allergies or sensitivities?

Can having hypothyroidism cause food allergies or sensitivities?

No: Hypothyroidism does not cause food allergies or sensitivities. People hypothyroidism may have gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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Allergic dermatitis and food allergies are closely related?

Allergic dermatitis and food allergies are closely related?

Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 24-48 hours after exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are common include redness, itching and swelling. Sometimes blistering and weeping of the skin also develop. What you are allergic to is determined by your genes, not foods. ...Read more

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What triggers a food intolerance?

What triggers a food intolerance?

Multiple causes: Some of them are: absence of an enzyme needed to fully digest a food (lactose intolerance). Irritable bowel syndrome. Food poisoning. Toxins. Sensitivity to food additives. Recurring stress or psychological factors. Celiac disease , etc. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...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


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

An immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. This often results in ...Read more