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I doubt there can be causality in the direction "irritation of skin by allergen" --> "intestinal problems". I have seen several articles where skin prick testing was done on patients, but none of them mentioned intestinal problems as side effects. In rare cases, the skin testing may result in anaphylaxis, which is why it must be done in hospital with the ...


Afaik the most probable trigger of IBDs (Crohn's, colitis ulcerosa) are changes in the gut microbiota due to western lifestyle (high intake of some nutrients e.g. milk fat). These changes cause an inflammation in the susceptible (genetic factors) people. So the cause of IBDs is very likely not an allergic reaction. According to wikipedia IBS is not an IBD ...

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