Can food allergy cause bloating the stomach?

It can. Food allergies can cause bloating of the stomach but usually the symptoms are hives, itching, vomiting, diarrhea and/or worsening eczema. If symptoms are just bloating, then food intolerance reactions should also be considered. A GI doctor or allergist can help a person distinguish between the two.

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I have constant bloating in my stomach would you recommend getting food allergy testing done or is there a way to ease it?

No allergies. First consult a gastroenterologist and they will determine if you need to see an allergist, bloating is not a sign of food allergies unless if associated with other symptoms, such as rash, hives, swelling of the lips or tongue, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, etc. Read more...
No. Food allergies do not typically cause bloating. You may try to restrict dairy to see if you have lactose intolerance. Otherwise, follow up with your pcp. Read more...

Is abdominal bloating usually always accompanied by pain or nausea? I am skinny and feel full all day without much appetite but no pain. I had gastritis an year ago and problems of appetite since then, never regained lost weight. Milk/food allergy?

Not always. Abdominal bloating is not always associated with pain or nausea. As you mentioned, gastritis can cause bloating. Recommend eating smaller meals throughout the day versus infrequent large meals, and avoiding eating less than 2hrs before bedtime. Keeping a food will also help you determine if there are certain foods or activities that exacerbate your symptoms. Read more...