How are food allergy and food intolerance different?

Diff erent way fo. Allergy means you get hives, runny nose , may be troule breathing within min to 2 hrs and need to avoid and treatment, intolerance more like upset stomach, gassy stomach ache, e.G milk allergy avoid for 2 yrs might out grow, lactose intolerance forget about milk.

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What's the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?

Mechanism. Food allergies are mediated by the ige antibody and it takes only a small amount to lead to a severe even anaphylactic allergic reaction and rarely death. Food intolerance is GI symptoms of bloating, gassy, crampy belly pain and diarrhea after eating usually larger amounts of a food. Intolerances are more common (like lactose intolerance) and are not mediated by ige antibody and not life ending. Read more...

What's the difference between a food intolerance and a food allergy?

Immune response. A true food allergy involves a specific immune response by your body, usually with allergic antibody directed at the implicated food, though other mechanisms can occur. Food intolerance simply implies that a patient does not tolerate a food, with the most common exampl being lactose intolerance, wherein the body does not make enough lactase to digest lactose. Read more...
Immune v not immune. Intolerance in a medical sense means that the body cannot fully process the nutrient. For lactose intolerance, there is either no or not enough enzyme to handle the ingested lactose, and the excess lactose causes symptoms. An allergy is the immune system responding to a food as if it was dangerous (it sees the food almost like an infection). Read more...

Need advice on what is the the difference between having a food intolerance and having a food allergy?

See below. Food allergy: usually comes on suddenly. Small amount of food can trigger. Happens every time you eat the food. Can be life-threatening food intolerance: usually comes on gradually. May only happen when you eat a lot of the food. May only happen if you eat the food often. Is not life-threatening. Read more...

Can a food intolerance cause itching? And related, can a food allergy not respond to small amounts of the allergen (fine at <5 g, sick at >30)?

Yes and yes. Food allergy is not a trivial matter. Food allergy can change from itching one time to fatal anaphylaxis the next. It is important to have allergy testing, have a consultation with an allergist, avoid all foods you are allergic to, have an epipen (epinephrine) and an emergency action plan handy, and carefully examine the contents of everything you eat for contamination with the allergy triggers you have. Read more...

Can allergic rhinitis be linked to food intolerances or food allergy?

Yes. I would suggest a good resource at Immunolabs-www.immunolabs.com from Fort Lauderdale Florida. or you can go to my blog at Thedocstu.blogspot.com. Read more...
YES. On some occasions I have found kids whose only confirmed allergies were to foods.Removal from their diet resulted in a clearing of airway problems. Read more...