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Benadryl helping digestive problems.

This is an allergy related question. Can I be allergic to every food there is? Allergy (food) testing with prick, intradermal and blood for all foods I eat have been negative. Could this be immune system related? I have acid reflux, bloating, cramping, spasms, digestive irritation, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation including chest tightness affecting partial respiratory mostly from muscle cramping after eating food. The digestive track slows down. REALLY STRANGE, 30 min after taking Benadryl it all starts to return to healthy normal digesting with all the above fading away. 4-1/2 hours later when the Benadryl is wearing off problems are all returning. I have known food allergies and avoid them, but with these allergic foods have more of a systemic response, rash, swelling and asthma which isn't present when I avoid foods that tested positive for allergy. But with foods that I'm tested non-allergic I don't have any clear allergic reactions, but (all) foods cause severe digestive problems right after eating them. Can I be allergic to every food there is? Or does Benadryl have an unintended affect that might be affecting the digestive track?
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It is extremely unlikely that you could be “allergic to every food there is.”  From your description, it is much more likely that you have some type of intestinal disease, one of a group known collectively as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).  A number of studies have shown an increased incidence of asthma in persons with IBD and that might explain your worsening asthma.

I suggest that you might begin by raising the possibility of IBD with your Primary Care Physician, who in turn might opt to refer you to a GI (gastroenterologist) Specialist.

Good luck
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