3 doctors weighed in:
Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
Thank
Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Yes
Amongst many other things.

In brief: Yes
Amongst many other things.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors