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Sudden bout of nausea followed by numbness of the mouth and tongue. Is that food allergy reaction?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Food allergies
Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions.
Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2013/11/the_dangers_of_dining_out.

In brief: Food allergies
Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions.
Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2013/11/the_dangers_of_dining_out.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes
Most likely a problem with oral allergy syndrome which is a cross reactivity issue with certain raw fruits and vegetables which have similar protein structures to some pollens like ragweed, birch tree, grass or mugwort.

In brief: Yes
Most likely a problem with oral allergy syndrome which is a cross reactivity issue with certain raw fruits and vegetables which have similar protein structures to some pollens like ragweed, birch tree, grass or mugwort.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Thomas Taxman
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
In brief: Certainly possible
Food intolerance/allergy can manifest as a variety of symptoms.
The most worrisome is difficulty breathing and throat swelling. Recurring numbness or tingling with specific foods only strongly suggests an immunologic reactivity to those foods that should be avoided. Blood testing can confirm an immunologic response to these foods and guide an appropriate diet strategy.

In brief: Certainly possible
Food intolerance/allergy can manifest as a variety of symptoms.
The most worrisome is difficulty breathing and throat swelling. Recurring numbness or tingling with specific foods only strongly suggests an immunologic reactivity to those foods that should be avoided. Blood testing can confirm an immunologic response to these foods and guide an appropriate diet strategy.
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