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Food Allergies - Know More About It!

MBBS, MD Respiratory Medicine, Ph.D - Physiology, FCCP (USA)
Allergist/Immunologist, Kolkata
Food Allergies - Know More About It!
Every year, the emergency rooms at hospitals get flooded by cases of allergic reactions from food. According to a census, about 15 million Indians suffer from some kind of food allergy. The symptoms of food allergy may vary from itchy mouth to potentially fatal conditions like anaphylactic shock. Other symptoms of an allergic reaction can present themselves as difficulty in breathing, swelling of tongue, rashes and intestinal discomfort.

According to specialists, allergies to food can develop at any age, at any time. Hence, if you suspect a sudden allergic reaction to a food that you have consumed before without any problem, it is advised to consult your doctor.

Here is a list of the most common allergy-causing foods-

Milk: Milk is the most common food that children and infants are allergic to. Milk allergy must not be confused with lactose intolerance wherein a person faces difficulties in digesting the sugar present in milk. The two conditions are not related. Milk allergy is the hypersensitivity reaction that happens in response to certain proteins present in milk and can be potentially deadly. Most children are seen to outgrow their allergy to milk.
Wheat: It is a common misconception to confuse Celiac s disease with wheat allergy. Wheat allergy exclusively occurs due to the hypersensitivity to the protein present in wheat alone. In Celiac s disease, it is the gluten in the food they are hypersensitive to, which is also present in rye, barley and oats.
Soy: Soy is a very common allergic food and most children seem to outgrow it by the age of 10. Most of the time, soy allergy is not too severe and the symptoms presented are mostly mild. Although, cases of anaphylaxis in reaction to soy have been reported. Soy and soy protein are very common ingredients found in food, hence it is advised to check the ingredients present before consuming it.
Shellfish: This allergy usually does not go away and you are most likely to deal with all your life. Most people who experience allergies from shellfish are most likely to be hypersensitive to both crustaceans (lobsters, shrimps and crabs) and molluscs (mussels, oysters, scallops and clams). This type of allergy can become very intense and you must even avoid the steam produced from cooking shellfish. For some people, the mere contact with shellfish can trigger an allergic reaction.
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I often get acnes on eating chicken dishes. How to get rid of it. Having tea and coffee makes me dizzy. I have stopped consuming it but most of the time I do intake which happens to show up dizziness and puking.

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I often get acnes on eating chicken dishes. How to get rid of it. Having tea and coffee makes me dizzy. I have stoppe...
Meclizine (Antivert) is available over the counter and in prescription strength for dizziness. This type of medication is used treat motion sickness, nausea, and dizziness. If you're prone to motion sickness and you're planning to travel, your doctor may prescribe you a scopolamine (Transderm Scop) patch.
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My stomach was not good I eat egg at last night and in morning lt was vomiting and next day I eat food properly and it was repeated so I can take lactifiber pr not or I was suffered from jaundice doctor recommended me lactifiber and I am 13 year old.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Quick tips: Drink at least eight glasses of fluids per day. Consider adding milk thistle to your routine. Opt for fruits like papaya and mango, which are rich in digestive enzymes. Eat at least 2 1/2 cups of veggies and 2 cups of fruit per day. Look for high-fiber foods, such as oatmeal, berries, and almonds.
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Common Allergies - Foods That Can Trigger Them!

Masters In Clinical Nutrition & Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Common Allergies - Foods That Can Trigger Them!
Food is a very important part of your life as it provides all the necessary nutrients required by your body and is essentially, the fuel for all things to function within. However, many people may have aversion to certain kinds of food as it causes adverse reactions within their body. Let s look at some of the common food allergies that people commonly report and how to identify them.

Allergies v/s Intolerances: It is important to note here that there is a significant difference between food sensitivities or intolerances and allergies. Sensitivities or intolerances cause adverse effects on your body inevitably when you consume certain types of foods. One such example is diarrhea, caused by ingesting cheese or milk by lactose intolerant people. However, allergies are caused when the immune system within your body mistakes harmless food as something that might harm you and thus tries to protect you from its effects. This results in reactions within your body which may be very painful and problematic.

Common foods that trigger allergies
Some of the common foods that trigger allergies are:
1. Peanuts
2. Shellfish
3. Other forms of tree nuts such as almonds, walnuts etc.
4. Gluten rich grains such as wheat, rye barley, oats
5. Certain types of fish
6. Eggs
7. Soy products
8. Milk (allergic reactions mostly occur within children)

Some other foods which have been known to cause allergies in rare cases are:
1. Meats such as pork, chicken, beef, mutton
2. Corn and corn products
3. Gelatin
4. Certain spices such as mustard, garlic and coriander among others
5. Certain seeds such as poppy, sunflower, or sesame

Symptoms of allergies
In certain cases, the allergies might manifest immediately, almost in a matter of minutes, within the body. However, in many cases, it may take a few hours for it to show up. The symptoms may range from mild to quite severe. Mild symptoms will make it quite hard to actually diagnose it as a food allergy.

Some of the milder symptoms could be:
1. Hives or eczema could form on your skin which may be very itchy. These would look like raised swollen areas that could be red, inflamed, and dry.
2. The inside of your mouth and ears may become itchy
3. You could suddenly develop a runny or a blocked nose and start sneezing or coughing.
4. Your eyes may become watery, red and itchy
5. You may develop a funny taste in your mouth
6. Others symptoms may include throwing up and even loose motions

Other severe forms of allergies can be caused mostly by shellfish and peanuts and other forms of nuts and fish. Symptoms in such cases would look like:
1. Uneven heartbeat
2. Difficulty in swallowing and breathing
3. Feeling of extreme weakness, confusion
4. Passing out or feeling light headed
5. The tongue, throat or lips may swell up
6. Chest pain

I am of 17.5 years of age. I have noticed that whenever I eat eggs, red dots develop on my body, please suggest remedy.

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am of 17.5 years of age. I have noticed that whenever I eat eggs, red dots develop on my body, please suggest remedy.
As many as 40 percent of adults are affected by keratosis pilaris—hard, little red bumps that usually appear on the backs of your upper arms and thighs—which is caused by a buildup of excess keratin in the skin follicle, blocking the pore.
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How to know from which thing/food I have allergy any method which confirms it and where it can be done?

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
There are eight foods that cause over 90% of food allergies in children -- milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, and tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, and almonds). In adults, 90% of food allergies are caused by peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.
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Treatment of Egg allergy!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Egg allergy!
Treatment of Egg allergy

Homeopathic Treatment of Egg allergy
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Egg allergy
Psychotherapy Treatment of Egg allergy
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Egg allergy
Surgical Treatment of Egg allergy
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Egg allergy
Other Treatment of Egg allergy
What is Egg allergy
Symptoms of Egg allergy
Causes of Egg allergy
Risk factors of Egg allergy
Complications of Egg allergy
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Egg allergy
Precautions & Prevention of Egg allergy
Treatment of Egg allergy

Homeopathic Treatment of Egg Allergy

Homeopathy has excellent treatment of allergy. It relieves complaints and cures allergy. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines used for treatment of egg allergy are:

Calc
Chinin ar
Cocc
Ferr s
Puls

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Egg Allergy

Acupressure involves placing pressure on specific points of your body to promote healing. The large intestines are affected by an egg allergy. Stomach cramping and digestive upset are common symptoms. There is an acupressure point located in the middle of your arm that might ease these symptoms.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Egg Allergy

Anxiety and stress are commonly seen during allergy. Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Egg allergy

In the Allopathic Treatment of Egg allergy, Medications, such as antihistamines are prescribed to ease the signs and symptoms. If you or your child is at risk of a severe reaction, you may need to carry an emergency epinephrine injector at all times.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Egg allergy

Avoid foods that contains eggs

What is Egg allergy?

Egg allergy is one of the more common pediatric food allergies. Egg allergy symptoms usually occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs.

Symptoms of Egg allergy

Skin inflammation or hives
Abdominal pain and cramping
Rapid pulse
Nausea and vomiting
Swollen throat or a lump in your throat
Allergic nasal inflammation
Causes of Egg allergy

When you or your child comes in contact with egg proteins, immune system cells (antibodies) recognize them and signal the immune system to release histamine and other chemicals that cause allergic signs and symptoms.

Risk factors of Egg allergy

Family history of food allergy
Common in children
Atopic dermatitis

Complications of Egg allergy

Allergies to other foods, such as milk, soy or peanuts
Asthma
Atopic dermatitis
Hay fever

Diagnosis of Egg allergy

Diagnosis of Egg allergy involves the following tests:

Medical history
Physical examination
Skin prick test
Blood test
Food challenge test
Food tracking or elimination diet

Precautions & Prevention of Egg allergy

Be cautious when eating out
Know what you or your child is eating and drinking
Let your child s caregivers know about an egg allergy
If you re breast-feeding, avoid eggs
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Treatment of Diarrhea!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Diarrhea!
Treatment of Diarrhea

Homeopathic Treatment of Diarrhea
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Diarrhea
Psychotherapy Treatment of Diarrhea
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Diarrhea
Surgical Treatment of Diarrhea
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Diarrhea
Other Treatment of Diarrhea
What is Diarrhea
Symptoms of Diarrhea
Causes of Diarrhea
Risk factors of Diarrhea
Complications of Diarrhea
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Diarrhea
Precautions & Prevention of Diarrhea
Treatment of Diarrhea

Homeopathic Treatment of Diarrhea

Homeopathy has very good reputation in treating all types of diarrheas. It can be life saving medicine. It has proved beneficial in allergic, viral, bacterial and all other causative diarrheas. There are hundreds of homeopathic remedies for diarrhea. Some common homeopathic medicines for diarrhea are:

Arsenicum Album
Phosphorus
Podophyllum
Sulfur
Ipecacuanha
Bryonia
Rumex crispus

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Diarrhea

Acupressure at certain acupuncture points (acupoints) can help prevent and heal diarrhea but it can be used in an acute situation.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Diarrhea

If diarrhea is caused by bacteria or parasite, antibiotics are prescribed. Among the medications sometimes given for the symptom are Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, and Imodium A-D, all in tablet or liquid form.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Diarrhea

Do not drink unpasteurized milk
Eat hot, well-cooked foods
Avoid raw or undercooked meats and dairy foods
Drink plenty of fluids
Other Treatment of Diarrhea

Take a cup of hot water. Add to this a tablespoon of lime juice. Drink this every fifteen minutes

What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is the frequent passing of loose or watery stools. Diarrhea often means more frequent trips to the toilet and a greater volume of stool.

Symptoms of Diarrhea

Abdominal bloating
Abdominal or rectal pain
Nausea and vomiting
Extreme thirst
Loose stools
Weight loss
Fever
Bloody or black stools
Dry mouth
Temperature of more than 102 F

Causes of Diarrhea

Infection by bacteria
Infections by other organisms
Abdominal surgery or gallbladder removal surgery
Allergies to certain foods
Certain antibiotics
Lactose intolerance
Hyperthyroidism
Alcohol abuse
Digestive disorders such as Crohn s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, microscopic colitis and irritable bowel syndrome


Risk factors of Diarrhea

Having a severely weakened immune system, such as with AIDS or after an organ transplant
Traveling to a developing country where the water and food supply may be contaminated
Taking certain medications

Complications of Diarrhea

Anemia
Dehydration
Hypokalemia
Hemolytic uremic syndrome
Malnutrition

Diagnosis of Diarrhea

Diagnosis of diarrhea includes the complete physical examination of the abdomen. Your doctor may ask about any medications you re taking, including over-the-counter drugs. The following tests are done:

Blood test A complete blood count test may help determine what s causing your diarrhea.
Stool test Your doctor may recommend a stool test to determine whether a bacterium or parasite is causing your diarrhea.

Precautions & Prevention of Diarrhea

Wash your hands after using the toilet and changing diapers
Wash your hands after handling raw meat, seafood, or poultry
Do not drink unpasteurized milk
Eat hot, well-cooked foods
Avoid raw or undercooked meats and dairy foods
Travelers to developing countries should avoid tap water
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Treatment of Egg allergy!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Egg allergy

Homeopathic Treatment of Egg allergy
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Egg allergy
Psychotherapy Treatment of Egg allergy
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Egg allergy
Surgical Treatment of Egg allergy
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Egg allergy
Other Treatment of Egg allergy
What is Egg allergy
Symptoms of Egg allergy
Causes of Egg allergy
Risk factors of Egg allergy
Complications of Egg allergy
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Egg allergy
Precautions & Prevention of Egg allergy
Treatment of Egg allergy

Homeopathic Treatment of Egg Allergy

Homeopathy has excellent treatment of allergy. It relieves complaints and cures allergy. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines used for treatment of egg allergy are:

Calc
Chinin ar
Cocc
Ferr s
Puls

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Egg Allergy

Acupressure involves placing pressure on specific points of your body to promote healing. The large intestines are affected by an egg allergy. Stomach cramping and digestive upset are common symptoms. There is an acupressure point located in the middle of your arm that might ease these symptoms.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Egg Allergy

Anxiety and stress are commonly seen during allergy. Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Egg allergy

In the Allopathic Treatment of Egg allergy, Medications, such as antihistamines are prescribed to ease the signs and symptoms. If you or your child is at risk of a severe reaction, you may need to carry an emergency epinephrine injector at all times.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Egg allergy

Avoid foods that contains eggs
What is Egg allergy

Egg allergy is one of the more common pediatric food allergies. Egg allergy symptoms usually occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs.

Symptoms of Egg allergy

Skin inflammation or hives
Abdominal pain and cramping
Rapid pulse
Nausea and vomiting
Swollen throat or a lump in your throat
Allergic nasal inflammation

Causes of Egg allergy

When you or your child comes in contact with egg proteins, immune system cells (antibodies) recognize them and signal the immune system to release histamine and other chemicals that cause allergic signs and symptoms.

Risk factors of Egg allergy

Family history of food allergy
Common in children
Atopic dermatitis


Complications of Egg allergy

Allergies to other foods, such as milk, soy or peanuts
Asthma
Atopic dermatitis
Hay fever

Diagnosis of Egg allergy

Diagnosis of Egg allergy involves the following tests:

Medical history
Physical examination
Skin prick test
Blood test
Food challenge test
Food tracking or elimination diet

Precautions & Prevention of Egg allergy

Be cautious when eating out
Know what you or your child is eating and drinking
Let your child s caregivers know about an egg allergy
If you re breast-feeding, avoid eggs