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Why can I eat oranges but have an allergic reaction to orange juice?

Why can I eat oranges but have an allergic reaction to orange juice?

Could be the: preservative, if it is a canned juice, not sure if it was fresh juice, if it was, could be a reaction to material in the peel ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Can I have allergic reaction if i eat oranges while im on tretinoin+ hydrokinon treatment?

Can I have allergic reaction if i eat oranges while im on tretinoin+ hydrokinon treatment?

No: Tretinoin or hydroquinone is not going to change your allergy to other products or medicines. If you are already allergic to oranges - you are still going to be allergic to them. ...Read more

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If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

No: You should be fine. There is definitely Food / Pollen allergic cross reactivity between pollens and certain common fruits as in the "Oral Allergy Syndrome" but this tends not to occur with plants in general. ...Read more

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Why are my allergies not persistent. Sometimes i eat an orange and my mouth becomes itchy along increased mucus. Other times nothing happens.

Why are my allergies not persistent. Sometimes i eat an orange and my mouth becomes itchy along increased mucus. Other times nothing happens.

Oral allergy syndrom: Your problem is called OAS which usually does not lead to throat closure. The reason why the reaction is not consistent is likely due to allergy to just a component of the orange. For example, if you are only allergic to the allergen associated with orange peel, the only time you have problem is when the orange has not been totally peeled. ...Read more

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What is the worst thing that could happen due to an allergic reaction?

Anaphylaxis: The most severe reaction that can occur after repeated exposure to something you are allergic to is called anaphylaxis. This rare but sudden condition causes itchy welts (hives), followed by wheezing, shortness of breath, and occasionally, swelling of the tongue or throat. Without treatment, swelling of the tongue or throat can sometimes worsen and block the airway. ...Read more

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What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Different eye structures are affected in the course of allergic reaction. Increased tear production, conjuctival swelling may cause your eyes react differently to light than when the eye is doing well. ...Read more

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What is an allergic reaction?

What is an allergic reaction?

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. The reaction occurs to an allergen. An allergen can be a pollen (ragweed), food (peanut), animal (dust mite or bee venom), or other foreign substances. Symptoms occur due to histamine and other chemicals and cause sneezing, runny nose, etc. ...Read more

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Recently my allergic reaction to foods are getting worse, what could cause this?

Recently my allergic reaction to foods are getting worse, what could cause this?

Get another opinion: Allergy to foods manifests as hives. The reaction will be about the same each time. If your reaction is something other than hives there is probably some other cause. If you have not yet seen a dermatologist you should do so. Most people who claim to be allergic to a food will have no reaction when given this food under medical observation. If you have hives you need to learn how to use antihistsa ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more