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What are the most common food allergies?

What are the most common food allergies?

See list below: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. Keep in mind that this does not mean other foods can be the cause of food allergies. For example, over the past few years it has become clear that some individuals can be allergic to meats. ...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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How common are food allergies?

How common are food allergies?

4-8, 2-4%: 4-8% of children in the USA are allergic to foods, and about 2-4% of adults. Allergic reactions to foods can be life threatening, so you need to be prepared to deal with a reaction at any time. About one hundred fifty people die of food allergic reactions in the USA every year. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause common cold?

Can food allergies cause common cold?

Nope: Food allergies can cause a lot of challenges but we can't blame colds on them too. Germs - usually viruses - cause the common cold. Some folks find that dairy makes them more snotty: stuffy nose and ears. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the most common food people are allergic to?

Doctors, what are the most common food people are allergic to?

Food allergies: Adults are mostly allergic to tree nuts and shellfish. Kids are mostly allergic to peanut, milk, eggs and soy ...Read more

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What are the 10 most common auto immune diseases?

What are the 10 most common auto immune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases : there are probably more than 100 different autoimmune conditions, some of them more common than others and they may be grouped according to which organ autoantibodies attack, for example: blood vessels, endocrine, red blood cells, muscles, joints, skin, etc. The topic is too broad for this post. ...Read more

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What are common food allergens?

What are common food allergens?

Eight foods : Milk eggs peanuts tree nuts such as almonds, cashews, walnuts. Fish (such as bass, cod, flounder) shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp) soy wheat the eight foods included in food allergy labeling account for an estimated 90 percent of allergic reactions. ...Read more

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My conditions : Chronic pansinusitis,Occipital Neuralgia,symptomatic dustmite allergy. Which of the 3 is most likely to cause brain fog,con. tiredness?

My conditions : Chronic pansinusitis,Occipital Neuralgia,symptomatic dustmite allergy. Which of the 3 is most likely to cause brain fog,con. tiredness?

Likely some or all: I would presume that you have nasal symptoms from dust mite exposure and allergic rhinitis has been associated with memory/cognitive impairment plus fatigue and is thus the most likely suspect. Certainly chronic sinusitis needs be treated . ...Read more

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What causes chronic diarrhea in the morning. 1 episode of diarrhea each morning around 10 am. Nothing serious, but irritating. Not due to spicy food.

What causes chronic diarrhea in the morning. 1 episode of diarrhea each morning around 10 am. Nothing serious, but irritating. Not due to spicy food.

Coffee?: Do you have a cup of coffee shortly before the diarrhea? Coffee stimulates the bowel to move and may be a potential cause. Another possibility is lactose intolerance if you have milk in the morning with your cereal. ...Read more

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20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

Lots of allergies : There are many complaints and symptoms - many of which may be related to your allergies. Go see an allergist and work through your symptoms. ...Read more

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Allergies to pineapple, eggs & wine--what is the common denominator?

Allergies to pineapple, eggs & wine--what is the common denominator?

Your immune system: You have a tendency to develop allergies to foreign proteins in your diet. I am interested in your wine allergy. Reactions to wine are either pharmacologic - the alcohol & other ingredients care drugs that cause nasal congestion or the sulfiting agents in the wine trigger asthma. Wine is often clarified by dropping a raw egg through it. If you are very allergic to egg this could be a denominator. ...Read more

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White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth . Any tips , causes etc ?

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White coating on the tongue and chronic dry mouth . Any tips , causes etc ?

Dry mouth: There are many causes of dry mouth and white coating on the tongue like side effect of certain medications, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia) to name a few. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of irritant contact dermatitis around the mouth and chin area?

What are some common causes of irritant contact dermatitis around the mouth and chin area?

Foods and lip balms: Look at any lip balms that you use as well as foods. If the irritant is removed the rash should go away within a couple of days. ...Read more

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Swollen gum after picking food stuck between teeth. Is this an infection?

Swollen gum after picking food stuck between teeth. Is this an infection?

It might be: At a minimum it is irritated and inflamed. There may still be something stuck in there. If does not resolve in a day or so, please see your dentist. ...Read more

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How common are dairy allergies?

How common are dairy allergies?

Common: As food allergies go, milk is one of the more common offenders. More common in kids and there's a good chance they'll outgrow it. ...Read more

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3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food. What specialists remove tori? Risks?

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3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food.  What specialists remove tori? Risks?

Oral Surgeon: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires additional 4-6 years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school with DDS or DMD degree. They perform surgeries and manage a wide variety of problems relating to the oral cavity, teeth and facial regions. ...Read more

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What kind of bacterial/virus could cause middle ear problem? Where are they come from? Food? Air?Blood?

What kind of bacterial/virus could cause middle ear problem? Where are they come from? Food? Air?Blood?

Several: Adeno-, rhino-viruses and non-typable h.Flu, pneumococcus, moraxella, staph are bacteria that can cause infection. The virus usually causes the initial infection, and the patient is colonized with the bacteria that secondarily infects the middle ear. These diseases are transmitted by hand to mouth contact from another infected host, the same as a cold. Not from blood, food. ...Read more

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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


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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