Are chronic hives due to a food allergy?
Having said that, intake of foods with excess naturally occurring chemicals as well as additives, may worsen symptoms of chronic urticaria in some patients.
I have a food allergy; can I be desensitized?
I suffer from allergic rhinitis and asthma, are the 2 conditions linked?
I suffer from chronic eczema, is this due to a food allergy?
Eczema is a complex disease, of which food allergy is but one of many possible contributory causes. Food allergens are important but sometimes food sensitization may be mistaken for food allergy – two are not necessarily the same. Generally speaking, food allergens are most relevant to eczema in infancy. In older children and adults, air borne allergens such and dust, pollen and pet hair become the predominant problem. Additionally, factors such as poor skin barrier function (often due to a genetic defect), skin infection and stress are important aggravators of chronic eczema.
My child is allergic to cow’s milk, can I give goat’s milk instead?
No. There are sufficient similarities in the proteins in all animal milk to cause reactions – the exception being human breast milk. So, for cow’s milk allergy patients all milk and dairy products need to be avoided, irrespective of the source. Your allergist will talk to you about suitable substitutes.