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Doctor insights on: Allergic Reactions To Garlic

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How can I tell whether I am allergic to garlic?

How can I tell whether I am allergic to garlic?

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 anaphylaxis whenever handling or consuming garlic, that's a big hint. ...Read more

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2 months ago i ate TOO MUCH garlic in one day with bad results and now if i eat VERY LITTLE, i feel much worse. I made myself allergic to garlic?!?!?!

2 months ago i ate TOO MUCH garlic in one day with bad results and now if i eat VERY LITTLE, i feel much worse. I made myself allergic to garlic?!?!?!

No: No, you can't make yourself allergic to something by overconsuming it. However, you didn't describe your "bad results", just that you're worse. Itchy rash & hives are common allergies to food & drugs. Swelling of lips, tongue & throat are more dangerous & life-threatening allergies, eg anaphylaxis. Best to discuss your concerns w/your Family Doc. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to garlic. Is it okay to eat chives?

I'm allergic to garlic. Is it okay to eat chives?

Not necessarily: Chives are onions, not garlic. However, there is cross-reactivity between onions and garlic, meaning that people who are allergic to one may react to the other. If you are highly allergic to garlic, you better stay away from onions as well. If you have never had a problem with onions, you may eat chives as well. ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Yes and No: Allergies to specific triggers, like peanuts, shrimp, dust mites, etc., are not inherited from one generation to the next. However, the general state of "being allergic" (atopy) can be hereditary, so children of parents with asthma or seasonal allergies may have increased risk to develop those or other allergic conditions. See an allergist for more information. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Not at all: Because there are many different immune mechanisms(the specifics aren't important in this setting) that cause "allergic" reactions, you can have immediate reactions on the order of seconds all the way to weeks out(like in the case of some drug rashes). It really depends on the type of allergic reaction you are referring too. ...Read more

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In what ways are allergic reactions actually formed?

In what ways are allergic reactions actually formed?

Protein antibodies : Are produced by white blood cells when they recognize "something "foreign "..Like a bacteria ... But it also happens when the body is exposed to tree pollen (for ex. ) and mistakenly thinks it is harmful. Then you may sneeze , get itchy eyes etc. ...Read more