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what are my chances of overcoming my peanut allergy? parents say i am allergic, so i've never eaten peanuts.

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Minority: Of people outgrow their peanut allergy. In a telephone survey study, approximately 20%of children outgrew their peanut allergy by ten years of age.

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How can I handle mild food allergies in my infant?

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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Avoidance: For food allergies, avoidance is the best option. However, if the food is a nutritionally important food such as milk or wheat, it may be best to be tested to make sure. An allergist can help decide if you child has a food allergy, give tips on avoidance, prescribe an epi pen for severe allergies, and decide when to test if the food allergy is decreasing since some are outgrown.
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Are my baby's sudden severe breathing problems an allergic reaction?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Maybe-call for help!: Your child could be having an allergic reaction if the symptoms are immediate. If your child is laboring to breathe, has dusky/blue lips, or flaring of the nostrils, your baby must be evaluated immediately. If the breathing problem is not severe, it is still best to call your doctor as the problem could be anything from a bad cold to asthma, an aspirated foreign object, or a lung infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:

My mother told me certain oral contraceptives did not wok for her, will this be the same for me?

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No: The definition of "work" with birth control pills is vague, it usually means not getting pregnant. For them to not work can be because they weren't taken every day or other meds were taken that decrease their effectiveness, such as antibiotics. This is not genetic. If "not working" was having side effects, like mood changes, to some types of hormones, that may or may not happen to family members.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

How do I cure my allergy, suffering from allergic rhinitis for the last 10 yrs, with high eosinophil count constantly. I get bouts 2-3 times a week?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Long term affliction: The 3 primary approaches to allergy are: avoid -find out what & avoid, supress:use allergy med to reduce sx & retrain: use allergy shots to retrain your system not to react to offending agents. Allergy testing can give you an idea about your triggers & an allergist can advise you on allergy shots. Many otc allergy meds are available. If you smoke or have other irritant exposures they must also be.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can I eat if I have oral allergy syndrome and fructose malabsorption?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Avoid fruit: But you can eat meat, fish, fowl, starches, grains, dairy, eggs, all cooked vegetables, some raw vegetables, oils, spices. You'll want to avoid most fruit.

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