My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Food Allergy

Also called: Food Hypersensitivity,

Following Topic Unfollow Topic | 62 Following

 

Below is a list of questions with answers, relevant to the Topic you are interested in.

Q.
A.
 Have you changed anything? Detergent, softeners, new clothes w/out washing first. new bed, just about anything including a once not allergic to...
Posted:
0 of 1 found this helpful
Q.
A.
She is allergic to something, most likely. You and her allergist haven'tfound it quite yet, and may never find it. Some hives are caused by...
Posted:
15 of 23 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Obviously, without the ability to see these "blisters" first-hand, I cannot offer you a patient-specific answer, but many people who see...
Posted:
6 of 9 found this helpful
Q.
A.
To diagnose food allergy, a doctor first must determine if the patient is having an adverse reaction to specific foods. The doctor makes this...
Posted:
4 of 10 found this helpful
Q.
A.
There are many conditions that can mimic food allergy. The possibilities include not only food allergy but also any other diseases that have symptoms...
Posted:
11 of 14 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Most allergies to foods begin in the first or second year of life. While some of these reactions may resolve over time (such as allergies to cow's...
Posted:
0 of 1 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Exercise can induce an allergic reaction to food. The usual scenario is that of a person eating a specific food and then exercising. As he exercises...
Posted:
7 of 11 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Studies have shown that individuals who are prone to migraines can have their headaches brought on by histamine, which is one of the compounds that...
Posted:
1 of 1 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Dietary avoidance: Avoiding the offending allergen in the diet is the primary treatment of food allergy. Once a food to which the patient is...
Posted:
4 of 5 found this helpful
Q.
A.
In adults, the most common foods that cause allergic reactions are shellfish, such as shrimp, crayfish, lobster, and crab; nuts from trees, such as...
Posted:
0 of 0 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Allergy shots, a form of treatment known as immunotherapy, involve injecting small quantities of substances to which the patient is allergic. The...
Posted:
2 of 2 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Cross-reactivity is the occurrence of allergic reactions to foods that are chemically or otherwise related to foods known to cause allergy in an...
Posted:
0 of 0 found this helpful
Q.
A.
The complex process of digestion affects the timing, location, and particular symptoms of an allergic reaction to food. All of the symptoms of food...
Posted:
3 of 4 found this helpful
Q.
A.
I do not know of a mechanism by which allergic reactions would lead to hearing loss.   
Posted:
0 of 2 found this helpful
Q.
A.
Many pediatricians still recommend waiting until your baby is a bit older -- 9 or 10 months -- before offering allergenic foods, such as milk...
Posted:
0 of 0 found this helpful