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Can food allergies cause common cold?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
But they can trigger allergic rhinitis that shares symptoms of the common cold - nasal congestion, post nasal drip and runny nose.

In brief: No
But they can trigger allergic rhinitis that shares symptoms of the common cold - nasal congestion, post nasal drip and runny nose.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Madhukar Punja
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: No
Food allergies do not cause colds.
Food allergy symptoms commonly are confined to the GI tract (abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating), skin (rashes, hives) and sometimes throat or lip swelling.

In brief: No
Food allergies do not cause colds.
Food allergy symptoms commonly are confined to the GI tract (abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating), skin (rashes, hives) and sometimes throat or lip swelling.
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Dr. Madhukar Punja
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