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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 baby with an egg white allergy ate egg. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My 2 year 9 months old daughter was tested and she has an egg white allergy. She ate scrambled eggs accidentally. Should I worry? Is it a problem if the egg is scrambled? Please, can you advise?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. However, please watch for symptoms of allergy like hives and severe itching and in worst case scenario breathlessness. If breathlessness occurs, it is best to rush the child to the nearest hospital. The other symptoms are mostly controlled by syrup Allegra...  Read Full »

I experienced itching on my lips after eating shrimp. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Since I ate shrimp, I have been experiencing itchiness on my lips, accompanied by small red bumps, dryness, scaliness, and swelling on the upper lip (initially in a small area). Now, it is becoming more itchy, redder, scalier, and more painful, with additional small bumps, and the swell...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. It appears to be angioedema due to food allergies (possibly shrimp allergy). Another possibility is cheilitis due to atopy. It could be attributed to contact allergens such as a ne...  Read Full »

I am experiencing itchy hives. Could it be due to food allergy?

Query: Hi doctor,I think I might be having an allergic reaction to something that I ate. I have been experiencing itchy hives since last night, and I do not know what to do. It is the first time this has happened to me, and I feel terrified. Could it be a food allergy? How do I figure out what I am allergi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are elated to have you on board at From your description, this seems to be a food allergy. Different people have different allergies. Recall your diet 24 hours before the onset of allergy, and you will be able to find the triggers. Peanut allergy is usu...  Read Full »

I have white spots due to a food allergy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have experienced tiny white spots on my hand and leg for the past four years due to a food allergy. I decided to use NBUVB phototherapy to resolve it. Before four years, all spots disappeared in just a month with ten treatments; the final treatment took approximately three minutes. Af...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The time itself is not the primary criterion in narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) therapy. It is the dose that decides the time. Three joules per square centimeter is the highest dose recommended for NB-UVB therapy. I...  Read Full »

How to know whether I am allergic to mango or not?

Query: Hello doctor, I have mango allergy, and I am wondering if mango concentrate can cause an allergic reaction. I had mango juice, and I did not break out at all, but last year I had an allergic reaction that was from mangoes or peel, that were hives and swelling. Before I turned 18, I was eating mangoe...  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Kaushik. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to identify which part of the mango are you allergic to and avoid it. Is it the juice or for the peal? Also, any particular variety of mango needs to be identified like banganapalli, alphonso, etc. If recurring with all the variety of mangoes then try to avo...  Read Full »

I have itching on my body after travel. Please assist.

Query: Hello doctor, I was away on travel for the entire last week, and I just returned today. Since I arrived home, I have been experiencing itching on my body. I tried taking Fexofenadine, but it did not provide any relief. The itching occurs every 15 seconds in various parts of my body, such as the legs...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. However, to provide appropriate suggestions, I would need to gather the following information: Did you consume nuts, fish, or sour food before the itching started? How many doses of Fexofenadine tablets have you taken...  Read Full »

I am worried about my 47-month-old son getting rashes after 20 days of drinking a brand's drink for children in mixed fruit flavor. Its been 10 days since he has got rashes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 47-month-old son has been taking a brand's drink for children in mixed fruit flavor for 20 days now. Since 10 days he got rashes all over his body. There has been no change in diet otherwise. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Kiran Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. There could be many causes of rash and many foods or drinks can be responsible for it. What is the nature of rash and areas involved and are there hives? You may try by stopping the drink for two to three days and sear...  Read Full »

Can having seafood cause allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old. I had a severe allergic reaction when I was 7 years old, after eating a crab meat sandwich. It was made with canned crab meat, and I cannot be sure if it was real or artificial. I found large round red hives all over my body, which turned to rings before healing. I n...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Allergy reaction is due to a specific particular protein or substance. Each group has a different type of protein. It varies from each. There are several types of shellfish, each containing different proteins like crustaceans include crabs, lobster, crayfish, shrimp,...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 or red spot appea...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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