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My baby's body rash is getting worse. Concerned it might be an allergic reaction to almond milk. What should I do?

My baby's body rash is getting worse. Concerned it might be an allergic reaction to almond milk. What should I do?

Don't worry: First don't stress out. Babies get rashes all the time for various very common reasons. Second, why are you giving almond milk? You can stop it if you'd like. This may provide data as to whether or not it is involved. Third, take photos of the rash progression and see the pediatrician because only eyes-on can really determine the type of rash. Could be allergy; I'd sooner blame a virus or eczema. ...Read more

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Mild blisters on the back and neck, allergic reaction to almond milk?

Mild blisters on the back and neck, allergic reaction to almond milk?

Unlikely: This localized issue as you describe is unlike to be related to a food allergy. You can always stop the almond milk for a couple of weeks and see if it disappears but I doubt any relationship. ...Read more

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I have recently started drinking almond milk and been developing blister like marks on my back and neck... Is this an allergic reaction?

I have recently started drinking almond milk and been developing blister like marks on my back and neck... Is this an allergic reaction?

POSSIBLE,: Stop drinking the product, check with your primary care doc or an allergist to find out the cause. By the time, take some antihistamine, e.g. Claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, etc and avoid rubbing the rash. ...Read more

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Any reports of food allergies to almond milk?

Any reports of food allergies to almond milk?

Scarce: I was able to find a pediatric study from france published in 2002 that showed 2 children out of 163 had allergy to almond milk that triggered their asthma. I really expected to find more....The one concern when using almond milk is lack of vitamin and calcium supplementation in some products. ...Read more

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Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Two considerations: Milk Alkali Syndrome (hypercalcemia) and milk allergy. Parasthesias are uncommon but alkalosis from hyperventilation does cause parasthesias. Usually we think of milk Alkali syndrome as causing constipation, bone pain, psychiatric symptoms and kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can my 2 year old be allergic to almond milk but not to almonds? He eats them daily no reaction, tried almond milk and vomited 3 times right after,

Can my 2 year old be allergic to almond milk but not to almonds? He eats them daily no reaction, tried almond milk and vomited 3 times right after,

Unlikely: If your 2 year old had a true IgE-mediated allergic reactions to almond this allergy would manifest with both almonds and with almond milk. Given your concern and consistency of reaction I would have your child avoid almonds until seen by an Allergist for skin or blood testing to confirm/deny allergy. An Allergist will be able to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What happens if my boyfriend (allergic to peanuts) drank almond milk without having a reaction, can he eat powdered almond?

What happens if my boyfriend (allergic to peanuts) drank almond milk without having a reaction, can he eat powdered almond?

Probably: Peanut and almond are not cross reactive. If there is no history of almond allergy in the first place, then drinking almond milk confirms no allergy. That said you have to make sure that the almond powder is not processed in a factory which also makes peanut products. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my boyfriend (allergic to peanuts) drank almond milk without having a reaction, can he eat powdered almond?

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Almond is different: It's a tree nut, different from peanuts, no cross reactivity, but he can be allergic to both, if he drank almond milk and was exposed to almond before with no reaction, then he would have no problem eating powdered almond, just be cautious, try a small amount first, you can try it in a doctor's office/waiting room, if any problem, so you are in the very place you want to be in, take care ...Read more

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How come my son can eat yogurt and cheese with no problem but has allergic reaction to a full glass of milk?

How come my son can eat yogurt and cheese with no problem but has allergic reaction to a full glass of milk?

Allergy to milk: Are you sure it is a allergic reation? If the symptoms are intestinal pain and diarrhea then he may have lactose intolerance due to milk sugar lactose not being digested. Yogurt has less lactose than milk and that is why it may be eaten with problem. If it is allergy, then a whole glass of milk carries a lot more allergic portortion compared to yogurt. ...Read more

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I was 17 thought I was having a heartattack come to find out my lungs swelled up n pushed on my heart it was an allergic reaction to milk what do I do?

I was 17 thought I was having a heartattack come to find out my lungs swelled up n pushed on my heart it was an allergic reaction to milk what do I do?

Makes no sense: This is not a logical explanation from a milk allergy. Consult an allergist. In the meanwhile avoid all dairy products. It is also possible that you have an anaphylactic reaction to milk causing coronary spasm but this is not a question to be solved in this forum. ...Read more

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Not allergic to milk or other dairy, but had an allergic reaction to whey protein. Does that count is dairy?

Not allergic to milk or other dairy, but had an allergic reaction to whey protein. Does that count is dairy?

Yes: Whey and casein are the 2 major classes of milk proteins. More children tend to be allergic to casein rather than whey, but they are both in cow's milk. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has an allergic reaction to milk formula and has switched to soy without problems. When should he have an allergy test?

My 4 month old baby has an allergic reaction to milk formula and has switched to soy without problems. When should he have an allergy test?

No rush if soy OK: Was the reaction skin, respiratory or gastrointestinal (gi)? Was there blood in the feces? If symptoms were completely GI & associated with pallor or floppiness think enterocolitis. This non-ige mediated milk allergy reaction may persist for several years. Only valid test is oral challenge carefully performed by an experienced allergist. For skin & respiratory symptoms skin or blood test at 1 year. ...Read more

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A girl 13 years old had fish milk allergic reaction got leukoderma on face what you suggest these are whites spots will it spread on all body remedy?

A girl 13 years old had fish milk allergic reaction got leukoderma on face what you suggest these are whites spots will it spread on all body remedy?

Unrelated: Leukoderma is loss of pigment from the skin. It can be caused by overuse of potent topical corticosteroids or it may be an autoimmune disease. Food allergy is a different kind of abnormal immune reaction. Non-western hcps may see them as related. If autoimmune it may spread. In india fruit of bael tree is used as remedy. If steroid-induced avoidance will lead to gradual resolution. ...Read more

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If you are not allergic to almonds or any other nuts, can you still be allergic to almond milk??

Doubt it: There are sometimes additives like stabilizers and preservatives in any product that you buy. People can have reaction to these additives. Almond milk is generally free of most problem additives, so it is usually well tolerated by anyone not allergic to almonds. ...Read more

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Can I still drink almond milk if allergic to almonds?

Can I still drink almond milk if allergic to almonds?

Unfortunately u cant: Almond milk still has the protein found in almonds, so unfortunately you won't be able to drink it without having the same reaction caused by almonds. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to almond milk but not almonds or cow's milk?

No and yes: No to almond milk but yes to cow's milk since they are not related. ...Read more

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Can you have an allergy to almond milk and if so, what are the symptoms?

Can you have an allergy to almond milk and if so, what are the symptoms?

Food allergy symptom: Any food can cause an allergy, and nuts like almonds cause allergies pretty often. Food allergy symptoms can affect many different organs and are unique to each person: itching (any or everywhere), stomach distress, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, hives, asthma, nasal congestion, headache, swollen lips, throat closing, joint pains, eczema, weird rashes--you name it. ...Read more

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Which one is healthier, soy milk or almond milk? I am not allergic to either.

Which one is healthier, soy milk or almond milk? I am not allergic to either.

Depends: Manufacturers generally fortify soy milk and almond milk to make it nutritionally equivalent in terms of calcium and vitamin d to cow's milk. Since there is a large variation, it is best to read the nutrition facts to make sure you are receiving the recommended intake for your age and gender (can google a calculator online to estimate your needs). ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to almonds but drink almond milk with no problem?

Can you be allergic to almonds but drink almond milk with no problem?

Unlikely: Since almond milk is made from raw almond soaked in water, some allergens will leak out into the almond milk in the preparation. If you are allergic to almond, it is best to avoid almond milk as well. One can guess that when almond is roasted, the allergenic property may change and thus accounting for the discrepancy in reactions. If avoidance is not possible, contact your allergist to clarify ...Read more

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Think I am allergic to milk of any kind. Almond, cow or any other. When I have it I choke and cough. Even powder creamer make me cough. Anything?

Almond & Cow: Milk are totally different. You may be allergic to one or the other, most likely cow. In any case, you may have difficulty w/the consistency or taste of the liquids. Your doc can test you for food/milk allergy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to milk I have asthma & causes to much phelm is it ok to have almonds and milk derived in the ingredients is that real milk?

I'm allergic to milk I have asthma & causes to much phelm is it ok to have almonds and milk derived in the ingredients is that real milk?

AlmondMilkNotMilk: Almond milk is made from almonds added to water and I not real cow's milk
You can have it long as you are not allegic to Almonds ...Read more

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I had cereal with almonds in it and almond milk and after a couple of hours my throat began to itch and kind of closed in. Could I be allergic?

I had cereal with almonds in it and almond milk and after a couple of hours my throat began to itch and kind of closed in. Could I be allergic?

YES.: This is concerning. Anytime the airway is compromised, you could be in trouble - and allergic symptoms may worsen with repeated exposures to an allergen. I would recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. S/he may recommend allergy testing to identify what - if anything - you are allergic to. In the meantime, do not re-expose yourself to almonds or other nuts from trees. Be careful. ...Read more

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I am allergic to almonds (itchy mouth and it becomes difficult to breath), but I am fine with almond milk (i have a dairy allergy), why is this?

I am allergic to almonds (itchy mouth and it becomes difficult to breath), but I am fine with almond milk (i have a dairy allergy), why is this?

Good question: First thing that comes to mind is that you might not be allergic to the actual nut protein but to a common fumigant used to treat almonds during production. (in fact, seeing your other allergies reinforces this possibility.) an interesting read: http://foodidentitytheft. Com/trying-to-avoid-almonds-that-are-gassed-heres-a-little-guide/ *don't use this guess of mine as a reason to try almonds again*. ...Read more

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I am not allergic To almonds but developed an itchy rash and upset stomach after drinking almond milk. Must I be allergic to an additive?

I am not allergic To almonds but developed an itchy rash and upset stomach after drinking almond milk. Must I be allergic to an additive?

Not clear.: You may be allergic to either almonds or to another ingredient in the milk, or it may just be a sensitivity to one of those components, without being an allergy. Your choices are to either just not drink almond milk, or to see an allergist to be tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?

I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?

Most likely, yes: Pistachios and almonds are both tree nuts and can cross react with other tree nuts like cashews, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts and all of them should be avoided.

Sunflower seeds are not treenuts and usually do not cross react with treenuts. However, if you have adverse reactions whenever you eat them, they should be avoided as well. ...Read more

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