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Also known as nettle rash or hives, this skin inflammation is caused by a food allergy. In this case it was triggered by cereal.

Food Allergies

Food allergies are immune system reactions that many people experience after exposure to certain foods — particularly milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts — and can involve symptoms including digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. Some people experience severe, life-threatening anaphylaxis. Food allergy is becoming more common among children, increasing 18% from 1997 to 2007,…

A purpuric rash caused by vitamin C deficiency, which can lead to scurvy.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Nutrient deficiencies can cause clinical disease, and occur most often among infants, the elderly, impoverished individuals and people with eating disorders. Inadequate intake, abnormal absorption and improper utilization are just a few physical conditions that can cause deficiency.

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