Monday, April 13, 2009


How Can You Recognize an Allergy by Looking?
These are the characteristic appearance changes:
Pushing nose upwards or wiggling it.
Dark red, black or blue eye circles
Bags under the eyes
Licking lips vigorously, causing rash about mouth.
Unusually red cheeks,
Unusually red and/or hot earlobes
Wiggly legs
Problems breathing air out of the lungs
Clucking throat sounds ( generally a milk allergy)
Scratching the creases of the arms and/or legs. This occurs near the time you eat an offending food but the rash does not appear until the next day.

What Else Can Indicate an Allergic Reaction?
Your pulse, breathing and ability to write can change when you have an allergy.
· Learn how to take your pulse. If the entire body and circulatory system has gone into an alarm state, the pulse and blood pressure can change.,
· The pulse, at rest, can increase from a normal of 60 to 86 to over 120-200. The beat can also become unsteady and irregular. Ask someone who knows to show you how to do it.
· The blood pressure can also increase to abnormal levels.
· If the lungs or breathing is affected, the ability to breathe deeply can diminish. Get a Peak Flow Meter. Call 1 800 787 8780, It is simply a plastic tube with a gauge on it. If your breathing levels falls over 15 % (for example, from 400 to 340), try to figure out why, where, when and why.
· If the brain is affected, it is possible for the writing or ability to draw or walk normally to change significantly.
· If you belch, notice what you taste. That is typically a food that is causing your allergy. The abdomen can also swell after eating an allergic food or beverage.
· Mucus from allergy is colorless or white; in contrast infection causes green, yellow or gray mucus. Check with your doctor.
· Hives are itchy white raised spots with a pink halo. These spots look like a mosquito bite. If the hive has an obvious bite hole in the center It is due to an insect. Allergic hives do not have this.

So What Can You Do About It?
Simply keep saying, "what did I eat, touch or smell just before the above changes occurred?" Ask yourself : Was the change due to something inside or outside, a food or a chemical? Allergenic dust, mold, pollen and foods typically cause symptoms in 15 minutes to an hour. In contrast, chemicals tend to cause changes in appearance, actions and how someone feels in seconds to minutes.

Some food allergies, however, can cause delayed reactions in 6 to 48 hours.
1. Milk or daily can cause recurrent otitis or ear problems,
2. Dairy, wheat or other foods can cause colitis.
3. Fruit juice or milk are common unsuspected causes of bed wetting in children over five years of age.
4. Beef, pork, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant and/or wheat often cause arthritis.
5. If a food or beverage causes an allergy, you can take 1-2 tsp of baking soda Trisalts ( health store) or Alka Aid. Also you can use an antihistamine and/or asthma medicine. Usually these would stop most allergic reactions.
To prove the above, just stop these foods for 7 days in all forms and then eat the food being checked on an empty stomach, the first thing in the morning.. Symptoms typically develop within about 8 to 48 hours.
Never eat a food that you know makes you sick. There is no reason to do it.Be sure to check with your doctor before you try the above.
Using the above tips, many, on their own, have recognized and pinpointed the exact causes of their illnesses,
To obtain more information, write to drrapp.assistant@

Doris J Rapp, MD
Board Certified in Pediatrics, Allergy and Environmental Medicine.


  1. Dr. Rapp,
    Thank you for this post. We have seen many doctors about out daughters tendancy to lay down and wiggle and rub her legs together for hours a day and days in a row. Our next stop was either a neurologist or allergist. We have stopped dairy for the last few days and the conditions has stopped. Our next stop will definitely be an allergist!
    Thank you

    1. Hi, I had allergies as well and I was at the point of getting confused in life because it was really making me feel unsettled. I am living in the Caribbean so I couldn't have an idea of where to get a neti pot. But I came across a testimony of a lady on how she was introduced to a herbal doctor called Dr Ighodalo by her cousin's friend when i was on a research but i never thought this could cure my allergies. I decided to give it a try with my doubting mindset and i contacted the mail of the doctor she placed on her testimony via and i got a reply immediately i messaged him, I followed his instructions and did all he asked me to do and apply the remedy he sent for me as he instructed and now am cured totally and really a happy mom. So i decided to share my experience because i believe that there are still lives out there that really needs to get out of this Allergic diseases please you can get in touch with Dr IGHODALO immediately to help you get cured totally via thank you.

  2. My son is due to take EPD shots in February. Can you tell me if they work as well as P/N treatments? Thank you.

  3. Hi!!
    Thank you so much for providing this information!
    What about a constant runny nose? Is that usually a dairy reaction?

  4. Nice post about Recognize and self-treat your allergies, in these days allergies are more common and people have to try to be careful with their health for example I spend much money in buying generic viagra only because I need it.

  5. thank you so much. My 4 year old son seems to have a dairy allergy. I put him on the elimination diet and have seen a complete turn around in his extreme aggressive behavior. Dr. Jeckle and Mrs Hyde seems to have vanished. You are an answer to many prayers. We have an appointment with his doctor and I am going to request an allergy test. I am just so surprised that the doctors we have seen for his behavior have not steered me in this direction. I had to find it myself.


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