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Has There Been Any Research On Food Allergies And A Possible Correlation With Gout?

Has There Been Any Research On Food Allergies And A Possible Correlation With Gout?

My food allergies are poultry, fish, shellfish, beer, which are all foods high in purines. I’ve been allergic to poultry since birth but the other allergies didn’t start until my 30s and after I was suffering from gout attacks. Once I stopped eating fish/beer the gout attacks stopped. Doctors and my own research have told me that gout is caused by the body’s inability to process purines and uric acid. So I was wondering if there could be a correlation here?

Wheat Allergy - False Positive Chances?

Wheat Allergy - False Positive Chances?

Saw a comment on a group saying something like "after a (severe) allergic reaction ige levels go up a lot and this takes 3 months to clear. If tests are done within 3 months of a reaction specific ige tests and/or skin prick test have a higher chance of false positives"
Is the above true? I can’t find anything supporting this on the internet
Want to check on wheat allergy in particular where an infant 9 months has a 7mm in skin prick (positive control value was 8 for histamine on skin prick… read more

Fragrance Reactions

Fragrance Reactions

I have a comment, not a question. I have several allergies and when a new school year begins w/ meetings, I end up leaving the auditorium because many are wearing cologne and/or perfume. I must sit in the hall because attendance is mandatory and the migraine is just an added benefit to the start of a new school year, every time!

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