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how do I know if I am allergic to sunflower seeds

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yeah, common: cause of allergy. SULFUR TREATMENT! might not be the item itself and might include a lot of other items.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can be allergic to any specific plant or animal, including sunflower seeds.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Food allergy: I assume your doctor is an allergist? If a test is negative, it is best to have a food challenge in the doctor's office to confirm the test results. D ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Food Allergies: Would need more details. If you have always eaten sunflower seeds with no issue and a blood test showed a sensitivity then the blood test is wrong, th ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid poppy seeds: Avoid anything that may have poppy seeds as an ingredient. Reed all labels and ask questions when you go to someones house to eat or to a restaurant. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nut Allergy: Allergies manifest in all different manners, from the simple rash, itch, hives, cough, runny nose to more severe of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, swelli ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
History and testing: Food allergy is diagnosed by taking the patient history and if the history is consistent with an allergic reaction ( they ate the food and had lip swe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: People can only become allergic to something after at least one exposure. If you have never had oyster before, it will be highly unlikely to get aller ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
True allergy rare: True ige-mediated allergy to wool is unlikely and not reported in the medical literature. However, wool can be irritating and cause immediate itching ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
History and testing: If allergy symptoms develop invariably each time a person is exposed 2 dogs or a place where dogs live, skin allergy testing / rast blood testing.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It depends on the nature of your reaction. Typically a lubricant reaction constitutes a contact reaction, so you'd experience itching, rash and rednes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Response: There is no way to check for intolerance since this is specific to an individual and the mechanism can be many. If consuming it causes adverse effects ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergy shot: That depends what your reaction is and how severe. If an anti-allergy med works (for a very mild symptom), you could try that. Otherwise, either avo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Food allergy: Food allergy is diagnosed by clinical symptoms and supported with diagnostic test or allergy test. Clinical symptoms vary. It can be simple hives to m ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Suspect / test: There are a variety of blood tests your physician can obtain on blood that can provide evidence for or against a food allergy. Allergists also employ ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Eat 'em, Get sick.: Food allergy symptoms are virtually the same regardless of causative agent. If you have almond allergy & eat an almond you will likely have almost imm ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See Allergist: Food allergies are typically an immediate reaction minutes to a half hour after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Shellfish allergy.: If you have eaten any shellfish in the past, you will be more prone to develop allergy if you ingest it again. Mild symptoms mabye itching of the mout ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Suspect / test: There are a variety of blood tests your physician can obtain on blood that can provide evidence for or against a food allergy. Allergists also employ ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
Dr. Gary Moss answered
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Do not eat them: Best therapy is not to eat them. Depending on your severity, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may or may not block a reaction.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? Photosensitivity : See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management, meanwhile avoid sun exposure as much you can, and use sun screening, take second generation a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See allergist: See your allergist. He/she can run an allergy test on you to see if you're allergic. But if you develop a rash, sinus congestion, watery eyes, or an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Apple Allergy ?: Does your mouth tingle/itch? Is there swelling of throat, tongue, lips or face? Hives? Wheezing? Difficulty breathing? Abdominal pain? Nausea? Vomit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Aquagenic urticaria: There are several unusual hive-like syndromes caused by "physical factors." these include cold, heat, solar, vibration and yes....Water. It is very ... Read More

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