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Doctor insights on: Skin Rashes Caused By Food Allergies

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Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist. ...Read more

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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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Can eczema be caused by allergies?

Can eczema be caused by allergies?

May be: Some people have identifiable allergens causing eczema but lots do not. ...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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Could my skin problems be caused by seasonal allergies?

Could my skin problems be caused by seasonal allergies?

Possibly: While it is much more common for seasonal allergies to trigger eye, nose and lung symptoms such as allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and asthma, it is possible for a skin rash to also develop. This is called end-organ sensitivity. The skin has similar allergy cells called mast cells, the difference would be allergen (pollen) presentation to the skin. ...Read more

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Will scratchy eyes caused by allergy?

Will scratchy eyes caused by allergy?

Possibly: An itchy scratchy throat or eyes can be caused by allergies. These symptoms can also be caused by general irriation, dryness and viral symdromes to mention a few other casues. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue caused by a food intolerance or food allergy?

Can geographic tongue caused by a food intolerance or food allergy?

Not that we know of: Geographic tongue is a benign inflammatory condition which has no known definite cause or cure, but is completely harmless. Food intolerance or allergies may cause other tongue conditions such as swelling or itching, but this is different from geographic tongue. ...Read more

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Where on the body do rashes caused by food allergies usually occur?

Where on the body do rashes caused by food allergies usually occur?

Varies: All over (urticaria / hives / itchy blotches), or in the creases of the elbows and knees (atopic dermatitis). Dh from gluten senstivity symmetic, upper body. Some of the more mysterious skin diseases may also be caused by food hypersensitivity sometimes. Food allergy is best diagnosed by what happens to a person if they eat the stuff; it can be dangerous and needs respect. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause intestine,tonsil inflammation and facial and scalp hives?

Can food allergies cause intestine,tonsil inflammation and facial and scalp hives?

Hives: Food allergies can cause skin reactions such as hives, but tonsillar involvement would be unusual. Allergic manifestations in the oral cavity include uvula swelling and throat itching as well as laryngospasm. Food allergies can also cause eczema. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue be caused by allergies?

Can geographic tongue be caused by allergies?

Geographic tongue: The origin of geographic tongue is uncertain, but there is usually no discomfort or other cause for concern. If there are other symptoms, see your dentist. It is usually just something to live with. Keep your tongue clean by brushing it. I have moderate allergies and don't have geographic tongue while my mother had no allergies and did have geographic tongue. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a rash caused by allergic reaction and rash caused by flesh eating bacteria?

How can I tell the difference between a rash caused by allergic reaction and rash caused by flesh eating bacteria?

Red versus dead: An allergic reaction is manifested by a raised red firm sometimes itchy but usually limited area whereas flesh eating bacteria create a rapidly spreading area of redness with fever and pain. The skin may blisters itch fluid or air bubbles or become grey/black. ...Read more

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Are hives caused by staph infection?

Are hives caused by staph infection?

No: Mrsa abscesses can look a little like hives but often contain pus , are painful, can be very large, and usually only a small number are present. Hives usually follow exposure to antibiotics(sometimes the cause is in not known) or certain foods such as strawberries, are usually multiple small raised very itchy spots and tend to be multiple. As always, see your doctor for any serious illness ...Read more

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Can breast infections be caused by body soaps?

Can breast infections be caused by body soaps?

Drying soap?: If a soap was particularly drying or abrasive - it could lead to breaks in skin with possibility of an infection if skin comes in contact with germs. ...Read more

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How many food allergies can be detected by a skin allergy test?

How many food allergies can be detected by a skin allergy test?

Unlimited, but...: There are many (>100) foods available, but as it turns out, the vast majority of patients are allergic to a limited number. The "top 8" foods are cow's milk, hen's egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. Screening for dozens of random foods rarely is helpful and may lead to an overly restricted diet. Review your story with the ordering provider and tailor accordingly. ...Read more

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Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

See below: Pepper spices generally don't but several other "spices" do. Turmeric is one major one. Cumin can too. But if you practice good hygiene and use deodorant, you should be ok. That shouldn't stop you from consuming them though. Turmeric, for example, is excellent for health. It's been shown even in western research to fight cancer and infections. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more