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Allergic reaction to mushrooms

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Yes.: But not necessarily because you are allergic to mold. If you are an allergic individual, you can develope allergy to a new substance at any time. Si... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Overreaction: An allergic reaction is an overreaction of the immune system by an allergic individual to a substance that is normally harmless. Reactions can includ... Read More
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
A chemical reaction: An allergic reaction is when a trigger, either ingested or in the environment, causes the body to release histamine and leukotrienes. The reaction can... Read More
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
An altered reaction: The roots of "allergy" are from greek "allos" (different) and "ergos" (action). So, an allergic reaction is a "different" (from normal) reaction. Th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Common question: An allergist is frequently asked to identify the cause of the allergic reaction. Reviewing the symptoms is a good start---cough, wheezing, runny nose... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Why allergists exist: Finding & treating the cause of allergic reactions is the main function of an allergist. A solid understanding of the immune system is required, s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: co... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Yes.: The nature of allergy is that repeat exposure results in repeat, and often more exaggerated, response. There is always the question of whether the in... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Depends where: In the skin itchy. In the nose itchy, sneezy, runny & stuffy. In the eye itchy and teary. In the lungs coughing, wheezing, weight on chest. In the dig... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Inflammatory rxn: An allergic reaction is the body's defense against an agent it considers harmful or toxic to the body. Most allergic reactions start with food allergi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Allergic reaction: Allergic reactions can be quite varied. A visit to the allergist can help determine what is triggering your reaction and the best way to manage it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
What reaction?: You don't tell us what symptoms you had. True allergic reactions usually respond to a few otc tablets of antihistamines. Without more data, i can't b ... Read More

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