Food intolerance vs. Allergy

Food intolerance vs. Allergy

I have food intolerances. I get very sick with wheat. It feels like I'm going to die. I my skin test showed a giant hive for wheat, but my blood work is neg. I had a positive skin test for dairy, but I can eat it with no problems. I don't understand.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

There are different types of reactions depending on how your exposed to your allergen. There are lots of false positives and false negatives and the only way to actually confirm an allergen is to do a food elimination test and see how you feel.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I was born with celiac disease am intolerant to wheat oats barley and rye even gluten free oats affect me , most of us with celiac can also lactose intolerant which is an intolerance to the naturasl sugars in dairy foods , and eggs are also a no no for some , celiac disease has over 500 hundred symptoms and can be hard to get a positive diagnosis so medical testing is the best option , usually involves a biopsy and lactose test but You can be sure You will then be put in co tact with a dietician also join the celiac society they send You booklet naming all the foods and brand names that are safe to eat and if a brand changes ingredients will update You worth joining If Youare newly diagnosed.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

My son (1yr old) tested negative blood test and scratch for all his allergins. Wheat, dairy and egg. Yet showed clear signs of an allergy. We avoided for awhile and ALL his symptoms cleared. We had a food introduction challenge for dairy, he became extremely fussy and refused to drink the milk after a few sips. Allergist said go home and feed him more, he's fine and isn't having any reactions. We went home and gave him milk and he vomited and became fussy. The next day he had cheese and within 15 mins his face swelled up and throat threatend to start closeing over. He was put in the Trauma room at the ER and they were sure he was going to go into anaphylaxis but didn't. We now carry an epi pen everywhere we go. Test can be wrong. You know your body so trust your gut, litterally haha

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

One of my allergists told me that sometimes the reaction is not to the original food, but to the digestive breakdown products.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

First, there is no such thing as intolerance. You have a mild allergy to wheat....well it sounds like its a lot more then mild. You need to find out everything that has wheat in it and avoid it. Your body cannot calm down until you get it out of your life completely. Wheat has many names and you are going to have to read your tables to everything. The best way to avoid eating wheat is by eating meat & vegetables. If you like toast or bread there are several gluten-free brands that you can purchase.

Dairy allergies usually you would get bloating, gas, or diahreaha are the normal symptoms to a mild allergy. There are a lot more symptoms but for me that is what I experience when I consume dairy products. There are milk solutions as well as cheese, and other dairy products. Again here there are several names to dairy that are hidden in food such as pepperonis or some white wines have hidden sources of dairy in them.

Allergy testing is not 100% accurate. Doctor's and Scientists right now are trying to find out what is going on with food allergies, and come up with better testing in the future. The best way for me was doing an elimination diet for several weeks. Its hard to do because you have to eliminate every source of that allergen for several weeks before you are even allowed to consume any. But that is something you can discuss with your doctor. Good Luck!!

posted over 3 years ago
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