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When you have a food allergy what does the rash look like and can the rash be anywhere on the body?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Looks like hives

It is very rare to have just a hives from food allergy, usually also have itchy/swollen, lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, etc.
The hives can occur anywhere, usually appearing within 1/2 to 2 hours and resolving within 24 hours. Check with your md or an allergist.

In brief: Looks like hives

It is very rare to have just a hives from food allergy, usually also have itchy/swollen, lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, etc.
The hives can occur anywhere, usually appearing within 1/2 to 2 hours and resolving within 24 hours. Check with your md or an allergist.
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Looks like hives

It is very rare to have just a hives from food allergy, usually also have itchy/swollen, lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, etc.
The hives can occur anywhere, usually appearing within 1/2 to 2 hours and resolving within 24 hours.

In brief: Looks like hives

It is very rare to have just a hives from food allergy, usually also have itchy/swollen, lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, etc.
The hives can occur anywhere, usually appearing within 1/2 to 2 hours and resolving within 24 hours.
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Varies

Rashes from food allergies can occur anywhere on the body and can vary from simple redness to hives to lip or tongue swelling.

In brief: Varies

Rashes from food allergies can occur anywhere on the body and can vary from simple redness to hives to lip or tongue swelling.
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