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Allergic Reactions 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
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
2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?
Asthmatic w sinus infection and wheezing.Taking flovent, prednisone& zyrtec.No antibiotic since i'm allergic to most.Can I take garlic 4 infection.?
Know your triggers: Identification of allergic triggers, done by time association and confirmed with skin testing, specific ige test or a supervised medical challenge is the first step. After confirmation, do as much as possible to avoid exposure to the triggers. Antihistaminic reduce the severity of the reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many-some dangerous: Latex allergy may cause allergic reactions ranging from sneezing or a runny nose to a rash, to throat swelling, to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition. Your doctor may determine if you have a latex allergy or if you're at risk of developing a latex allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complete ans unknown: It technically is misguided immune reaction. The body misinterprets a harmless protein or complex carbohydrate as a potential invader. Specifically it mounts a response as if there is a parasite in the area involved: skin, airway, gut - but if large areas involved or the trigger gets into the bloodstream (like bee sting or food allergy) life-threatening generalized allergic reaction=anaphylaxis. ...Read more
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