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Tomato Allergy Rash
Breaking out in a rash around the lower region of my face. The only food I have eaten daily lately is tomatoes. Does this sound like a tomato allergy?
Allergic dermatitis: A skin rash from tomatoes is commonly the result of allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin condition in which the skin becomes inflamed by coming in direct contact with an allergen or irritant, such as tomatoes. An allergist can confirm this by performing a patch test on your skin. If it is positive, you may have to avoid contact. Topical Hydrocortisone can help now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
A few: You can try white pizza, cheese pizza without sauce, veggie pizza , etc. ...Read more
Tomato allergy confirmed by Quest Diagnostics bloodwork. Should I be tested for other related foods or allergies? If so, which ones?
Tomato allergy: The Quest diagnostic test measures IgE anitbody in your blood that binds to protien/allergen isolated from a tomato. It does not prove allergy insomuch as it proves that you have a higher level of this antibody compared with the general public. Food allergy needs to be addressed/diagnosed by an Allergist. If true, you need to carry an epipen (epinephrine). Would not rec empiric testing to other foods. ...Read more
Itching: Patients who are allergic to tomatoes can manifest symptoms of itching on the skin or the lips and mouth. Some will get GI symptoms including nausea. Some patients may get hives and rarely patients may develop wheezing or coughing. At it's worst the reaction could cause anaphylaxis including a fall in blood pressure and shock. The latter reaction could be life threatening, requiring adrenalin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patients who are allergic to tomatoes can manifest symptoms of itching on the skin or the lips and mouth. Some will get GI symptoms including nausea. Some patients may get hives and rarely patients may develop wheezing or coughing. At it's worst the reaction could cause anaphylaxis including a fall in blood pressure and shock. The latter reaction could be ...Read more
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