Patient Comments: Food Allergy - Symptoms and Signs

What are the symptoms and signs of your food allergy?

Comment from: Headache, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

The allergic reaction I am having to food is in the scalp. If I eat diary, foods made out of wheat, sugars, processed foods, almost all fruits, and caffeine; my scalp will hurt and sometimes bumps will appear, and it will itch very badly and it also causes hair loss. I can eat all meat, all green foods and some nuts and some beans without an allergic reaction. I can also eat sourer dough bread.

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Comment from: beachbaby, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

After eating scallops one evening the following day (not same night) I was having a hard time breathing and tightness in my chest. Also severe sweats. I went to the hospital thinking something was very wrong but was told it was only anxiety and was released. A few days later I ate one of the leftover scallops and the same symptoms appeared. They were from a restaurant so I don't know what they cooked them in.

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Comment from: veronicamz5, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I have passed out 4 times. My doctor put a heart monitor under my skin. Now they say it's food allergies to pork, beef, and lamb.

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Comment from: CCCC, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

After eating ketchup or some processed sauces (including spaghetti sauce), my stomach will produce large amounts of acid, and I vomit. My nose runs, my eyes water, my insides are upset, and my whole body hurts. Benadryl, Prilosec, TUMS and pain medication will help, but it takes about an hour to start working. Other foods I've had problems with: Nitrates/Nitrites (lunch meats, bacon, etc) MSG plus all of it's other names Bell Peppers Melons Sulfites, plus vegetables treated with them (I avoid salad bars because of this)

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Comment from: acid, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I cannot tolerate acids as I have food allergies with citrus and vinegar, sometimes tomatoes. I have dry mouth and use a mild mouth wash several times a day.

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Comment from: granny, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

My symptoms include swelling of the throat, lips and eyes. I also have difficulty breathing and sometimes experience an upset stomach.

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Comment from: Bonnie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 15

I can't eat any dairy product, if I do I get a sinus infection, sore throat, swollen glands, and a terrible headache. I have to go on antibiotics to get any relief.

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Comment from: jesica conner, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

I am 14 years old. I have been eating and drinking dairy products during my 14 years. Until this past year, everytime I eat dairy products . I feel feverish and my stomach hurts, and of course I throw up and can't stop. So I have been in hospital a couple of times due to drinking milk.

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Comment from: Apples, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

Itching of tongue and throat, serious swelling of the tongue and mild in the throat, hives on the face and throat and mild abdominal pain. Apple allergy.

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