Food Allergy

An immune reaction that is triggered by consuming a particular food is called food allergy. Eating even a small amount of that food item can result in symptoms and signs such as tingling or itching in the mouth, hives, swelling of lips, face, or tongue, nasal congestion, breathing problems, nausea, dizziness, etc. The symptoms can be mild or severe and can start within a few minutes to hours after eating the causative food.

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My high acidity gets triggered by certain foods with severe cough and cold. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cough and cold, and I am allergic to citric foods like mango, lemon, sirka, lady's finger, arbi, and green chili. High protein food like yellow part of egg, potato, etc., cause high acidity and my stomach gets jammed. I cannot drink cold water for burning sensation in the sto...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from cough and cold with allergies to citrus foods, high protein foods which can aggravate stomach acidity with burning sensation and rashes with itching of the whole body and not cap...  Read Full »

I had an allergic after eating cherries. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an allergic reaction after eating fresh cherries last night. My eyes began itching and then swelled up. It also started tearing. I woke up this morning with mild swelling on the inner parts of my eyes. I have attached the photo for your reference. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You got an allergic reaction and there is no need to worry. I suggest antihistamines and tablet Montek-LC containing Montelukast with Levocetirizine. I also suggest antacids along with that. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. ...  Read Full »

Can post-traumatic stress result in persistent diarrhea?

Query: I gave birth a year ago. I have had problems with diarrhea ever since (periodically). I did tests for candida, Helicobacter pylori, bleeding, parasites. All negative. I have a slightly weaker blood count. I did a stomach ultrasound and everything is fine. I suffer from post-traumatic stress and the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can understand you must be upset about your symptoms. Well the part of problem is explained by certain drugs you are taking like heferol which is iron and usually causes gastrointestinal upset some feel constipation and somw feel diarrhea . but drug side effects ...  Read Full »

Baby developed rashes after eating egg. Is this due to food allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, After introduction of solid foods to my 6 months old grandson, he was doing well. We introduced rice, dal, pumpkin, apple, and beans. Urine, stool, and the body temperature was normal and baby is also active. Next, we introduced egg yolk. Within 24 hours three rashes/red spot appear...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned, he is allergic to egg, you need to stop giving egg. Being allergic to one food, he might be allergic to other food or articles. Common food which are considered to be notorious are fish, peanuts, egg, and also take care of dust and pollen of flowe...  Read Full »

Is it possible to develop food allergy to almost all foods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe allergic symptoms to almost every single food I eat and not really sure what to do. For the last year, I have been developing what seems like IgE type allergic reactions to literally every single food I eat. It is getting really bad. These potatoes I have been eat...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. As you rightly said there might be an allergy for a particular type of food you eat. You may have allergy probably to one particular type of food. You need to observe keenly over getting symptoms after e...  Read Full »

I developed food allergy to peanut, shellfish and avacado suddenly. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. In the space of two weeks, I developed an allergic reaction to three different foods peanuts, shellfish, and Avacado. I never had problems with either of these foods (or any food for that matter) before and this hit me very suddenly. So far the reactions are mild...  Read Full »


Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

ENT Otolaryngologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, allergic reactions to food are sudden and happen without any prior history. It is very common for people to develop allergies. Yes, it is common to have these kinds of food allergies. Some people have episodic allergies and they subside completely and for...  Read Full »

What causes intestinal hyperpermeability?

Query: Hello doctor, Is hyperpermeable intestine treatable and or curable? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope the following information will help you understand the condition first, and thereafter the possibility of cure and treatment. Together it should help you get your answer. To start with, I am sorry, but your question does not have a simple yes or no answer. Norm...  Read Full »

I do not feel well when the season changes. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing problem whenever there is a season change. I tend to lose my appetite and I cannot eat much. If I try to eat then I feel like vomiting. My weakness also increases during that time. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you are suffering from seasonal allergies and most likely a seasonal fruit allergy that you are using in a particular season. It would be nice to know exactly in which season you are having these issues. I would suggest watching your food and maintainin...  Read Full »

How to postpone my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My marriage is ahead in 13 days. We are planning for honeymoon after four days of our marriage. But, my fiance's monthly cycle date is on the fifth day following our marriage. We need help in postponing her period as well as about birth control. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a perfect time to start a birth control pill from now. Just start a Novelon (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol combination) tablet from day one of this cycle. Then start another pack after completion of this one without any gap. This will cross your honeymoon date. J...  Read Full »

Can listeria infection result in fatal complications in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 18 weeks pregnant. Last night we went out for dinner and she ordered a shrimp cocktail. The shrimp seems a bit off and so she only ate 3 or 4 then we returned them. She also felt a little unwell the next morning, but she had no fever. Her temperature was 34.5 degree Celsius....  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Listeria infection (through listeria contaminated food) is as such rare but if it does occur it is usually fatal for the baby. I am not trying to scare you. If you really feel that the shrimp might be undercooked and your wife did hav...  Read Full »

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