Category Archives: Allergies

Food allergy

(From Pulse Learning module) IgE-mediated food allergies will normally have skin and/or gastrointestinal symptoms. If neither of these are present, respiratory symptoms are unlikely to be due to an allergy. Symptoms come on within minutes and include: Urticaria (may be … Continue reading

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Lactose intolerance and cow’s milk allergy

I’ve been going through some old journals. The August ’16 BGJP had a useful article on lactose intolerance and cow’s milk protein allergy. Lactose intolerance A digestive problem caused by reduced ability to digest lactose (as distinct from cow’s milk … Continue reading

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Oral allergy syndrome

This is a form of cross-reactivity in an allergic person, most commonly between birch pollen and rosacea fruits (these are apples, pears, plums and peaches). It presents as oral symptoms in patients with hay fever on eating the offending fruit. … Continue reading

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Cow’s milk intolerance in children, and other food allergies

Cow’s milk intolerance is a type of non-IgE-mediated allergy. It may present as: Reflux Colic Vomiting Diarrhoea – may be bloody and/or mucousy Eczema Faltering growth (less common) The more symptoms that are involved, the more likely they are to … Continue reading

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