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My girlfriend had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?

My girlfriend had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?

Don't eat it: Don't eat pistachios! easy. And avoid anything made with pistachios. Depending on the reaction, she may want to have an epi-pen with her at all times just in case. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What can I do if my girlfriend just had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?

What can I do if my girlfriend just had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?

Seek care quickly: Nut allergic reactions can be severe and life threatening. Symptoms can occur quickly and progress unless treatment is given. A person with known nut allergy should have with them their self-injectable Epinephrine for use. Pistachio allergy frequently coincides with cashew allergy, so these should be avoided. For food allergy testing and an action plan, see allergist, but er is best now! ...Read more

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Can an allergic reaction to food be as mild as a stomach ache? I eat most nuts with no problems, but felt ill after eating pistachios

Can an allergic reaction to food be as mild as a stomach ache? I eat most nuts with no problems, but felt ill after eating pistachios

Yes: In case of nuts , the probability of an allergic reaction is high. Since each tree nut is different in allergen content, it is also not surprising that you only have reaction to pistachios. Since the severity of the next reaction is unpredictable, it is best for you to avoid this nut. In case of doubt, consult an allergist to get tested. ...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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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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What are signs of an allergic reaction to something?

Several symptoms: Allergic reactions may include any number of symptoms including hives, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, throat discomfort, swelling of the lips/tongue, vomiting or diarrhea. Milder symptoms include runny nose, congestion, sneeze, or itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

No: Rosacea is an inherited condition characterized by extra sensitive skin, flushing, dilated blood vessels, inflammatory bumps that mimic acne, and enlarging bumpy nose. Common triggers are chronic sun exposure, caffeine, alcohol, and increase in core temperature, etc...The inflammatory reaction of rosacea is not histamine driven as it is in an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to corned beef?

Allergic reaction to corned beef?

Beef allergy: Are you allergic to beef or is it simply something in the aging process of the corned beef that you reacted to? Your allergist can test you. ...Read more

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How to treat allergic reaction to cat?

How to treat allergic reaction to cat?

Taking antihistamine: Can help. If you need to be in frequent contact with cats - please see an allergist. ...Read more

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What to do if face allergic reaction!?

Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you rid of an allergic reaction?

How do you rid of an allergic reaction?

Get rid of allergen: The only definitive way to cure an allergic reaction is to remove whatever is causing it. It may take some detective work between you and your doctor to find out what that is. We also use antihistamine tablets and other medications to lessen the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can gerbils cause an allergic reaction?

Can gerbils cause an allergic reaction?

Yes: Proteins in skin and urine can be allergenic. An allergist can confirm with available testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to help a allergic reaction on face?

How to help a allergic reaction on face?

Rash: Avoid the offending agent, apply a moisturizer thoroughly, use non-fragrantroducts, apply topical Hydrocortisone on the affected skin, cold compreses over swolen skin. See a dermatologist of things progress. ...Read more

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What's an allergic reaction to carpeting?

What's an allergic reaction to carpeting?

Carpets: Carpets are a traditional source of allergy as they harbor dust mites and mold spores. If the carpet got wet in the past more mold spores will be harbored there. The carpet also stores pet dander. A newer carpet also frquently emits chemicals that are irritants. ...Read more

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How much benadry stops allergic reaction?

How much benadry stops allergic reaction?

Depends on your size: A child or smaller individual could use 10 mg but a larger individual may need 25-50 mg dosing. ...Read more

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Could I have an allergic reaction to wool?

Could I have an allergic reaction to wool?

Maybe: While wool is not a typical allergen, it does act as a skin irritant and can flare up eczema. It also can harbor other allergens. For example, a person allergic to cat is exposed to 10 times as much cat allergen when wearing a wool sweater as opposed to a freshly laundered t-shirt. ...Read more

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What is the allergic reaction to avocados?

Allergic reaction: Allergic reactions to foods can be itching, hives, trouble breathing, throat swelling, wheezing or even GI symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea.. ...Read more

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Cause of allergic reaction to pinto beans?

Cause of allergic reaction to pinto beans?

Bean protein: Pinto bean allergy is uncommon but has been described. Typically the allergen is a protein. Beans are legumes and reactions may be seen with other legumes (pea, bean, soy). It is also possible that it wasn't the pinto bean and a more common food allergen is to blame. An allergist can assist. ...Read more

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Could I have an allergic reaction to semen?

Could I have an allergic reaction to semen?

Yes: It is not common but there are reports of semen allergy. An allergist may help you sort out if you have a true allergy to semen or if you are having a reaction for other reasons. A detailed history is necessary as well as possible testing. The allergist will want to first rule out other possible causes. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

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