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Allergies and the hyper reactivity of the immune system

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I have been experiencing constant stomach gurgling for the past year and have developed many serious food allergies to eggs and citrus fruits. The past few weeks I have had increased stomach gurgling,nausea, sharp abdominal pains imediately after eating, urgency of bowel movements directly after eating and have come up with nasty looking welts all over my legs that seem to be bruising and scaring! please express your opinions could it be all connected or individual issues?

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replied March 29th, 2010
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A10983
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know the cause of the symptoms that you experience.

Certain people are prone to allergies far more than others. The hyper-reactivity of the immune system may be inherited, which means if parents are allergic to something there is a great possibility that their children may develop allergies. Allergies are immune reactions on proteins or other molecules that, binded with bodily proteins, form allergens and immune reactions. Allergies may be presented as rash, itchiness, bowel movement, sneezing, epiphora (excessive tear production), etc.

According to the data that you described, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction. See a dermatologist and have tests for diagnosis of allergies. Reduce the intake of proteins (meat, eggs, milk) for a week for the symptoms to calm down. You may consider taking antihistamines.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider such as a dermatologist for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.

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