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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NO!: If you have a confirmed IgE-mediated peanut allergy then exposing yourself at home to even small amounts of peanut can be very dangerous. There are ex ... Read More
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Dr. Farrah Ahmad
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergy: Hi, It funny with allergies it works the other way around. with every exposure your body reacts stronger against it, so your initial allergy might be ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nocturnal decrease!: Good morning, most allergic symptoms in get worse at night because on a decrease in cortisol level in our body at night. It is probably an evolutionar ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Food allergies: Most of the time, an allergy stays the same, at least for a while. However, in about ten per cent of cases, the allergy will become more severe. Your ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Wachs
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Food allergy reactions can vary from one exposure to another. Subsequent exposure may, but won't necessarily, cause more severe reactions. Always appr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: The best treatment of a food allergy is to avoid the food. Continuing to eat the food may result in worsening of symptoms.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nonallergic sinus?: Good afternoon, symptoms of allergies have a tendency to get better after a rain. When symptoms get w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unchanged: While many food allergies will resolve for children, it is less likely for adult food allergies to resolve. Fruit allergies don't necessarily get wor ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and no: Food intolerance like lactose intolerance can certainly get worse. However, they do not become food allergies. That is not to say you cannot develop ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
More allergic: This is a common pattern for most allergic people. The more you are exposed to an allergen , the more likely the reaction will be stronger over time ( ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Memory cells: Every time you are exposed there are memory cells created and when there are more, the recruitment of the inflammatory cells or allergy cells would be ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: In short, yes...Future responses and reactions to medications that have caused allergic reactions in the past are unpredictable.
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