Saturday, May 16, 2009

Skin and Food Allergy

Mirrored from Aurametrix blog

Skin rash does not imply a specific disease or condition and can be due to many different causes. One of them is food allergy.
The most common triggers of a skin reaction are milk, eggs, peanut, wheat, gluten, soy, fish, shellfish, nuts and sesame seeds. I mentioned it in my blog When Food is the Enemy.
These pictures are from articles on Food Allergy (left) and Celiac Disease (right). As you see, it's hard to tell what the reason is without knowing the complete history and diet habits. Dermatitis herpetiformis is an intensely itchy, blistering skin rash that affects 15% to 25% of people with celiac disease If you suspect celiac, replace your wheat, barley and rye cereal with grits, rice, buckwheat or other gluten-free cereal. Check if your toothpaste, mouthwash and other personal care products have gluten and replace them too.

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common symptoms of cow's milk allergy or intolerance. The prevalence of occupational asthma due to handling of see food products ranges from 7% to 36%, and for occupational seafood protein contact dermatitis, from 3% to 11%
Recent clinical experience suggests that there has been an increase in adult patients who report an allergic reaction 3-6 hours after eating red meat.

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