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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), FCP...read more

Allergist/Immunologist•Kolhapur
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What are food allergies?

A food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by the body's immune system. Almost any food can cause an allergy, but there are some common triggers including nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, shellfish and peanuts.

Symptoms of food allergies range from mild reactions such as a skin rash or stomach ache to severe reactions such as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis causes airways to swell shut and can be life threatening if not treated quickly....more
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Pediatrician•Delhi
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Sometimes, during consumption of certain food items many children get itchy throat, eyes, ears, asthma, sneezing, rashes, diarrhea and eczema. This can be due to food intolerance in children. It is a form of allergic disease in children. Every 1 out of 10 children suffer from food intolerance. These days, food allergies are becoming more and more common in children who are allergic to nuts, milk and eggs. In some cases it can also be life threatening. This condition is known as anaphylaxis. Milk...more
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DNB (Oto Rhino Laryngology), MBBS

ENT Specialist•Pune
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Food allergy is actually an abnormal response triggered by the immune system to food as if it is threatening. Food intolerance looks similar to food allergies. However, the difference lies in how each one of them affects an individual. Food allergy is extremely intrinsic and to an extent, affects the internal organs.

On the other hand, food intolerance is less severe, mostly just affects the digestive system due to the inability to digest that particular food properly, leading to an up...more
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Dietitian/Nutritionist•Mumbai
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Food Intolerance & Allergies
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MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Internal Medicine Specialist•Ghaziabad
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Allergies are a reaction of your immune system to any foreign matter, such as pet dander, pollen or bee venom, and not everyone is affected in the same way.

Antibodies are substances produced by your immune system to protect you from harmful invaders that can cause infections or make you ill.

The immune system produces antibodies when it comes into contact with allergens. Your immune system can recognise any allergen as threatening even if it s not. As a result, your skin, airw...more
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Psychiatrist•Jaipur
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You may be surprised to know that the health of your gut influences the health of your brain. The microbial imbalance in your gut is linked to various psychiatric disorders. Leaky gut or intestinal permeability is one of the gut disorders that can cause inflammation in the brain. It has been linked to certain mental disorders like depression.

What is a leaky gut?

It is a digestive condition, in which the intestinal wall is damaged due to your diet, the presence of a protein cal...more
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MBBS, MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician•Delhi
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Sometimes, during consumption of certain food items, many children get itchy throat, eyes, ears, asthma, sneezing, rashes, diarrhea and eczema. This can be due to food intolerance in children. It is a form of allergic disease in children. Every 1 out of 10 children suffer from food intolerance. These days, food allergies are becoming more and more common in children who are allergic to nuts, milk and eggs. In some cases, it can also be life-threatening. This condition is known as anaphylaxis. Mi...more
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B.H.M.S., Homoeoapthy, C.S.D Skin Diseas...read more

Homeopathy Doctor•Ahmedabad
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Allergies are caused by unnatural reactions between your body's immune system and foreign substances, which have gained access into the body. When these substances, known as allergens, enter your body, your immune system produces antibodies, which are responsible for warding off unwanted substances like harmful viruses or diseases and helping in the body's overall resistance.

The main cause of allergy is the uncontrolled reaction between the immune system's antibodies and harmless aller...more
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Acupuncturist•Delhi
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Anaphylaxis Definition:
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening if not treated right away. It can occur on your body within no time. It generally occurs when you get exposed to something with which you have an allergy including bee stings or peanuts. Due to anaphylaxis, the immune system of a person can release a lot of chemicals that can cause the person to anaphylactic shock. Because of this, there can be a sudden drop in blood pressure, blockage in breathing...more
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Allergist/Immunologist•Kolkata
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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 d...more
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