Top
10
Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Allergic Reaction To Caffeine

Share
1

1
Am i allergic to coffee or caffeine? I've noticed that depending on what kind of coffee i consume my face and scalp can get itchy and i feel like i may be having a minor allergic reaction. I notice it most when i drink a large drip coffee from starbucks o

Am i allergic to coffee or caffeine? I've noticed that depending on what kind of coffee i consume my face and scalp can get itchy and i feel like i may be having a minor allergic reaction. I notice it most when i drink a large drip coffee from starbucks o

Adverse reaction: Eliminate the coffee from your diet but consider keeping caffeine (soda pop, chocolate) in the diet to see if it is the coffee. If it persists, it might be the caffeine. If it resolves, consider trying the coffee again or a different brand in 4-6 weeks to see if this recurs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu
2,491 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
Significantly reduced my caffeine intake recently and now my allergies, throat tightening etc., seem somewhat worse. Correlation or imagination?

Significantly reduced my caffeine intake recently and now my allergies, throat tightening etc., seem somewhat worse.  Correlation or imagination?

No.: Caffeine has been shown to help with bronchodilation (relaxation of the small tubes in your lungs) which helps with air movement. Asthmatics have noted slight symptomatic benefit after ingesting caffeine. This may help your "allergies" depending on what those symptoms may be. Your dose of caffeine would also have to be taken into consideration. ...Read more

4

4
30 yr-old with chronic pain and narcolepsy who chooses to self medicate with marijuana. Feels strongly that cannabis is alleviating the symptoms.....?

30 yr-old with chronic pain and narcolepsy who chooses to self medicate with marijuana. Feels strongly that cannabis is alleviating the symptoms.....?

Undetermined: At federal level - marijuana is still illegal. At state level - legalized in some, not so in others. Therefore, physicians at this time are legally bound to not recommend marijuana for routine use. More importantly, marijuana has not been studied for treatment of chronic pain and we do not know if it truly helps. Jury is still Out there.. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Hi, allergic to caffeine, gives extreme anxiety and nocturnal attacks, for a week, but have same reaction to camomile tea? Which has no caffeine?

Hi, allergic to caffeine, gives extreme anxiety and nocturnal attacks, for a week, but have same reaction to camomile tea? Which has no caffeine?

Camomile is calming: Sorry you had a caffeine attack. Camomile is touted as a calming agent and is used to relax before sleep. Some of the dried teas have mold and that might be what you reacted to. I can't tell you which camomile tea has caffeine as that is beyond my scope. I do know, however, that celestial seasonings contains caffeine. Hope this helps a little. Regards, dr catherine shaw. ...Read more

6

6
Since stimulants are used to treat adultadhd, and caffeine is a stimulant, can too much ingestion of caffeine cause a negative reaction to the person?

Since stimulants are used to treat adultadhd, and caffeine is a stimulant, can too much ingestion of caffeine cause a negative reaction to the person?

Yes!: Too much caffeine can cause anxiety and heart rhythm abnormalities as well as excessive urination and dehydration. Caffeine also disrupts sleep setting off a vicious cycle of decreased, fitful sleep and then excessive caffeine to increase alertness. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How would I go about confirming a caffeine allergy/ intolerance? When I consume caffeine I have what seems to be an anaphylactic reaction.

How would I go about confirming a caffeine allergy/ intolerance? When I consume caffeine I have what seems to be an anaphylactic reaction.

Distinctly Unusual: Caffeine allergy is unusual but has been reported in the literature. After speaking to your allergist and clarifying your history, there are several options that could be explored. Skin testing could be done but there is no standardized skin test reagents for caffeine thus the results must be interpreted with care. Oral challenges could be considered but only with your physicians supervision. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How do you know if you are overdosing on caffeine pills; what are the symptoms?

Follow instructions: If you follow the instruction on the package, you are unlikely to take a dose sufficient to cause any significant problem. There is no good way to tell if you are taking too much by your symptoms since by that time you are likely to have already taken too much. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu
1,005 doctors shared insights

Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more