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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Can infestation of larvae cause chronic loose bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter remains sick for nine months. She has chronic loose bowel movements eight times a day. She has an acne-type rash intermittently across her forehead. She grinds her teeth at night and eats sugar and salt frequently. She never feels full. She has fatigue, headaches, and shooting ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think that it is a simple worm infestation because taking a single dose of Mebendazole can kill round and hookworms. But tapeworms are slightly resistant to this anti-parasitic agent. To take Mebendazole or Albendazole again, it is necessary to have evidenc...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get the COVID vaccine when there is pompholyx eczema?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 years old. She has chronic urticaria for more than five years. She is suffering from eczema (pompholyx) in the palm and sole for four years. She has Intense and prolonged itching in the vesicles of pompholyx in the palm and sole with occasional pain disturbing sleep and...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pompholyx is a recurring illness for which exact etiology is not known. However, I wish to know the following things: 1) What is her latest TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) level? 2) Does she have any food allergies? 3) Does she have any drug allergies? Please ans...  Read Full »

Can post-traumatic stress result in persistent diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I gave birth before a year. I have problems with diarrhea periodically. I did tests for chlamydia, helicobacter pylori, bleeding, and parasites. All the results came back negative. I did a stomach ultrasound and everything is fine. I suffer from post-traumatic stress and the doctor tol...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The part of the problem can be explained by certain drugs. You are taking Heferol which is iron and it causes gastrointestinal upset, constipation, and diarrhea. But the side effects get settled once the medication is stopped. I do not know wh...  Read Full »

When should I be concerned about my child vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, My two-year-old daughter keeps vomiting once a week literally, the last three Thursdays and counting today. She has no other symptoms and is completely acting normal outside of the vomiting. Each time she throws up once and goes on about her day. I am a little concerned because my husban...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you force-feed her? Force-feeding is one of the common causes of vomiting. Also, how is her weight gain? Is she good at all other activities? Is there any history of diarrhea? If she has this pathology, she should vomit daily and not weekly. Also, is she on bottle...  Read Full »

How to know whether I am allergic to latex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had oral sex with a condom. I got a white dot on the top of the roof as well a lesion in the mouth. I have attached the picture. I believe I am allergic to latex. Is this an allergic reaction? Or what can it be? What can I do to make this go away? It has been like this for two days.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Here is how to check if you are allergic to latex. If you think oral sex had lead to such an allergic reaction, then it should be present in one to two days from the contact of lat...  Read Full »

I have developed a food allergy suddenly. What is the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, A year ago, I have developed sudden severe allergies to foods. Apples and almonds cause itchy, uncomfortable feeling in the throat, difficulty in swallowing and breathing and coughing. Bananas cause nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Nectarines, peaches, plums and pears cause swelling and...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Food allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to some types of food, which is supposed to protect your body from pathogens. The best way to deal with these allergies is to avoid theses types of foods as food allergy might be very mild in one time while in anothe...  Read Full »

My stomach gets upset after taking food made of wheat. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,My stomach remains upset most of the time upset. This happens especially when I eat roti made of wheat flour or corn flour. If I eat fruits, then it is normal. My weight has also reduced due to this. I have this problem for the past one month. I had a liver infection before two years. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your current BMI is normal. But, if your weight is decreasing due to the lack of diet, then that is not a good thing. Your liver problem was before two years and your current problem has a history of one month. So, I do not think that it has something to do wi...  Read Full »

Does eating fish cause hives in all?

Query: Hi Doctor Good Evening I would like to consult you, My son 7 yrs old had fever before 3 days after that Cough with to much phlegm, blocked his nose. We start to give Antibiotics Augmentin , and COFEN 50 Guaifenesin on that day. Yesterday he eat fish Creamy Dory fish and night ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Allergy Specialist

Answer: Welcome to icliniq. I have seen the pictures that you have sent . Does your son have a history of allergy to antibiotics or other medicines? Does he have food allergy? Is he asthmatic? He is having Acute Urticaria, the common cause is allergy to food, medicine or even infection. How is his cough no...  Read Full »

Does food allergy persist for the rest of life?

Query: Hello doctor, I have food allergy and I want to learn more about my situation. I have a lot of allergies and I cannot eat almost everything. Is there any test I can take to check and find out if it will go off? Will this allergy persist for the rest of my life? Doctor's report says, 31 years old fem...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history and symptoms you need to find out the allergen which is hurting you, by observing your daily lifestyle properly. Best treatment for allergy is to avoid the allergen. You may get relief with tablet Allegra 120mg once daily. There is no definitive ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of stomach cramps with diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I had ongoing stomach issues for a while now varies from stomach cramps to diarrhea off and on for around six to eight months. It may clear up for a few days, but it will be back. I have tried various drugs like Imodium, Buscopan. Off and on, I have tried changing my diet to avoid certai...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your description of symptoms, it seems that you have irritable bowel syndrome, which is a common condition of the hypersensitive gut that causes pain, altered bowel habits, diarrhea in some, and constipation in others. But I want some more pertinent infor...  Read Full »

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