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What sort of disorder is food allergies?
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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
9 doctors agree
In brief: Food allergies
Food allergies are immunologic reactions to food proteins mediated by ige.
Symptoms can consist of oropharyngeal itchiness, swelling of lips, hives, vomiting and even anaphylaxis.

In brief: Food allergies
Food allergies are immunologic reactions to food proteins mediated by ige.
Symptoms can consist of oropharyngeal itchiness, swelling of lips, hives, vomiting and even anaphylaxis.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Many patients also have strong adverse reactions to food that may be classified as intolerance but are not "allergic" by mechanism. Your doctor can help distinguish these by history and specific tests.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Food Intolerances
These are often called food " allergies", but a different chemistry is involved.
The symptoms are gastrintestinal, such as diarrhea, gas, vomiting or stomache. These are annoying but never life-threatening such as an allegic anaphylactic reaction.Sometimes these are severely uncomfortable and other times mild enough that the child can tolerate the problem.

In brief: Food Intolerances
These are often called food " allergies", but a different chemistry is involved.
The symptoms are gastrintestinal, such as diarrhea, gas, vomiting or stomache. These are annoying but never life-threatening such as an allegic anaphylactic reaction.Sometimes these are severely uncomfortable and other times mild enough that the child can tolerate the problem.
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