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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 (cetirizine).No antibiotic since i'm allergic to most.Can I take garlic 4 infection.?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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