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Suggest treatment for food allergies

I am just above 60. I have been tested and diagnosed allergic to Fish, Beef,Spices, Raw onion, Dairy products. All of these things cause itching rashes all over my body. Sometimes the rashes on the genitals are accompanied by swelling. Eating fish causes swollen tongue. Some doctors tell me that people above 50 do not experience allergy. These allergy symptoms started 3 years back. Now I avoid most of these food items but still I am getting rashes. The rashes last for 10 to 12 hours.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015
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Thank you for writing.
Same patient came to my chamber.

I usually advice ...
1.avoid that food ...which previously causes allergy.
2.keep some antihistaminic and steroid drug in home for emergency use.

Prevention is better than cure.
This is a highly unpredictable whin and which food will cause allergy.

Pretreatment with antihistaminic drug like tab levocetrizine 5mg before taking food some time helpful but don't take risk ...as the allergy may endanger life.
Thank you.
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