Healing from food allergies
How long does it take to heal from food intolerence?
I have either food intolerence or an allergies towards a certain food coloring chemical and made my tongue swell up. The doc said that as long as I don't eat that ice cream again my tongue will be fine. How long will that take?
You will not be able to eat this again. You can take Benadryl to help it improve now.
What else can make a dog itch with rash all over besides food allergies?
He has extreme food allergies and I am very careful about what he eats. He was given some cheap dry food two weeks ago and is still all broken out and itching. he is getting 25 mg benadryl three times a day, baths with oatmeal and baking soda, extra fish oil on his natural lamb and vegetable dog food and I have been using a healing spray from the feed store and trimmed and rounded out his nails but he is still scratching like crazy and has bleeding sores on his head which I am afraid will scar as he is white.
Poor thing! My German Shepherd has food allergies, and of all things she's allergic to fish! You might change out the fish oil and use flax seed instead. It doesn't have as much of the fatty acids that fish oil does, but if your dog is having an allergic reaction to the fish, that may be your only option.
Another thing to consider is that it's spring, and grass and pollen allergies occur in dogs. Has he been rolling around on the grass lately?
You should really get him an Elizabethan collar. They sell them at the stores and the vet's. Make sure you get one that either snaps closed, or has interlocking tabs. Otherwise, his constant itching won't allow his sores to heal, and they could become infected. Clean them with peroxide and slather them with neosporin. He'll probably end up wiping most of it off, but at the least it should help keep the wounds clean.
I'd completely stop the sprays and baths and such. Quite often, overdoing those will only worsen skin irritations. They're loaded with chemicals. Not good for a sensitive canine!
Since you don't know exactly what he's allergic to, I'd recommend putting him on a bland diet of chicken and brown rice (unless you know for sure that he's allergic to either of those ingredients). It's called the elimination diet, where you start with the basics and slowly add new things to see if it causes a reaction. It can take several weeks, but it would help his body rid itself of all the allergens that his body is fighting right now, making him miserable.
Also, restrict his outdoor time to potty time only, so he doesn't have a chance to get anything on his coat and skin that could make him itchy. Wash all his bedding with hypoallergenic detergent. Sweep and mop tile floors with hot water and bleach.
How to get rid of tongue allergies on the tongue from citrus fruit?
My mom has a white spots on her tongue from when she eats and drinks food with citrus like : lemons,limes,oranges,and grapefruit. What am I suppose to get for her to heal it ? Is it an allergy or what ? Please help ! :)
it's not exactly allergy but it's an aphte ,it doesn't have a permanent remidy yet,but there are some medication that help,just go to drug store and ask for it.
hope she get well
What can I do about my cat's allergies?
He has just finished healing up from where he licked and chewed himself raw. This starts every year at the beginning of every October since I got him 5 years ago. He will keep biting and licking his sides until the skin is rough and sometimes broken until mid December. I don't think it is a food allergy since it happens at the same time each year.
We might need to go to the vet but my mom is happy getting all his yearly shots for $20 at my high school each year so she doesn't think we need to go.
What can I do to make him feel better?
If it haens same time each year most likely he is affected by some kind of seasonal thing. It happens. I think getting shots will sto him getting major illnesses, but since this is not covered in them, I think it will continue - if it does come back, have your mom take him to the vet, and this time, ask what it is, how you can reduce it, etc - the fact that the vet never gave you that info tells me he's wanting you to come back, and isn not all that interested in the welfare of the animal.
Prednisone and food allergies?
Taking prednisone due to a blood infection which caused intense swelling and trauma to the blood vessels closest to skin from my knees to my feet. Been on the meds for one week and everything is healing well. Here's my question; I have a shellfish allergy and recently went to a Hibachi grill which I have done many times. After scarfing down the food I always notice a tickle in my throat due to the juices from shellfish being cooked on the same grill. After taking the prednisone for one week and going to the Hibachi grill I noticed no effects from the mixing of foods. I know prednisone is a corticosteriod which suppresses inflammatory and allergic disorders. Is this why I did not have a reactions? PS i know my doc will not prescribe me prednisone just to eat shellfish (wishful thinking)
Prednisone is a powerful corticosteroid with strong anti-inflammatory benefits, but when you take it you can also experience LOTS of side effects. Some of them might seem harmless in the short run but are probably harmful in the long run, so you should be glad your doc will not prescribe it so you can eat shellfish.
Some of the more immediately noticeable side effects include a feeling of well being, increased appetite, water retention, weight gain. Other side effects can include dizziness and nervousness. Since it is an anti-inflammatory it can also mask the symptoms of allergies or infections. One of the problems is that it can actually take your body longer to heal, since prednisone is not just obscuring the symptoms, it can be obstructing the healing process.
Masking allergic reactions is what sounds like that's what happened to you in this case.
One of the problems with prednisone is the body adapts to your taking it, and it adapts quickly. That means you need to take every increasing doses in order to get the same benefit. Thus most of the time doctors will prescribe it only for a few days. If they prescribe it for a longer period of time, frequently they'll prescribe you take it on alternating days so your system doesn't get too used to taking it.
The long-term complications from protracted periods of prednisone intake are too lengthy to list here. Refer to the NIH reference, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth… to learn more.
Long-term side effects can include increased risk of problems with vision and bones. It is common for people taking prednisone for long periods of time to have to get checked for glaucoma, and pre-pubescent children should have their growth monitored.
Are food allergies (for my cat) reversible?
I have had Zoe for almost 8 years now, but we just got a 2-yr old cat last year. Shortly after, we tried switching them from Purina Cat Chow Indoor formula to the new Friskies Outdoor sensations. A few months later, Zoe had dry skin, raw patches she keeps scratching and she licks every time we pet her. We switched back to the original food and got Zoe the elizabethian collar. the wounds healed but she still itches =( will this go away over time or do i need to bring her in?
See your vet and ask to do a scratch test.
Just like people with allergies, your vet can run this easy skin test to see what potential allergens are triggers for your cat.
Once you know the allergens, you can buy a food that does not contain them.
Once your cat is on a diet that is definitely *not* the cause of the itchiness, you can begin to try to control external allergen (like dust mites, pollen, etc)
In the mean time, your vet can try several things to help control the itchies. They may prescribe Benedryl or Prednisone.
Good luck to you and Kitty!
Asthma and food allergies ...need information on?
My step son is 9 and has asthma it runs in my husbands family.His mother is convinced that the only way to cure him is through stopping him from eating wheat,sugar and anything processed or unorganic.Im unsure how much nutrition has to do with healing asthma,although I do understand its obvious benifits.We would also love to not have him use puffers if possible as they seem to have caused an unhealthy dependence in my husbands family
I am asthmatic and I know that sugar and very sweet foods can trigger an attack. I have also found tomatoes a bit dodgey. I find that the more I use my Ventolin the more I need it so I am really good with my preventative so I can minimise the dependency on my Ventolin. But I'm not stupid, I take it when I need it.
There is a system of breathing that has helped a few of my friends, I can't remember what it's called. But one has been off medication for three years, but she was not very severe in the first place.
You can have allergies tested so you know which ones he is sensitive to so that he doesn't need to give up everything. For example milk has no effect on my asthma or mucus production and it helps suppress other allergies because it has a natural antihistamine in it.
Is your chronic illness really just a food allergy?
3 years ago, I was completely crippled and bedbound. I had to wear braces on my hands. I was diagnosed with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, hidradenitis (boils) and many other things. I realized that I felt worse after eating certain foods. I had allergy testing done, and found out I was allergic to wheat, eggs, soy, commercial dairy, peanuts, tomato and avacado. Once I eliminated these allergens from my diet, I healed completely and all of my health issues resolved. I have cheated on my diet 5 times in 2 years, and all 5 times I ended up with horrible flare ups. As long as I stick to it, I am perfectly fine. I am convinced that undiagnosed allergies are the root of most illnesses. I do not take any supplements or medications. I wanted to pass this on to others who are suffering needlessly. I recommend keeping a food diary for a couple of weeks to see if your symptoms get worse after eating certain foods (free online diary at nutridiary.com) or get allergy testing done.
Glad this helped you, but please don't make the mistake of thinking it's the answer for everyone with a chronic illness. Many of them are genetic and have nothing to do with food allergies.blog comments powered by Disqus