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How to differenciate between food allergy and food poisoning?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Question: How can I tell the difference between food allergy and food poisoning?
I've had several acute attacks(over a period of 10 years) that involved diarhea, nausea, rapid heartbeat, wheezing, flushing and hives. Very scary! Rare occurance. Meals prior to the attacks contained bratwurst 2 times, a hamburger with all the extras on another. I'm 54. Male. Known allergies, penicillin, southern grasses, trees (from a skin test many years ago).
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Answered by Dr. Girija Kumari (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
its food allergy

Detailed Answer:
Ur symptoms of breathless n are favouring food allergy diarrohea can be with both diesease. Food specified r allergic
Ur previous history of allergy favours.
If allergic to one substance it can move on to other substance also and nonspecific
Avoid them
Thank you
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Brief Answer: its food allergy Detailed Answer: Ur symptoms of breathless n are favouring food allergy diarrohea can be with both diesease. Food specified r allergic Ur previous history of allergy favours. If allergic to one substance it can move on to other substance also and nonspecific Avoid them Thank you