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Allergy To Algae
For people that are allergic to wheat or have hay fever, is it okay for them to take barley grass, alfalfa grass, and wheat grass supplement?
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
No.: Allergy to the pollen from olive trees does not cause an allergy to the fruit (the olive). However, you can still have an allergy to both, but by separate and different ige antibodies. Ige is the type of antibody your immune system makes to things which you are allergic and it is very specific for each allergy. ...Read more
Important : Important to find out the type of fish first, making sure to differentiate a bony fish from a crustacean .Once that is figured out a blood or skin test is available to help determine what you are allergic to.This can be performed in an allergists office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it unusual to be allergic to onions, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peaches and eggs? I also have inhalant, dust, mold and pollen allergies.
Yes: Shellfish all have very similar proteins and cross reactions can occur. ...Read more
Fish protein allergy: Most allergens are proteins, and the allergens in shellfish that set off allergic people are no exception. These are usually unique to the particular species of fish, but some cross-reactivity is possible. In the case of shrimp, the protein has been identified and it is called tropomyosin. http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/28/health/studies-unmask-protein-culprit-behind-allergy-to-shrimp.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: People with mushroom allergy are sometimes prone to something called "oral allergy syndrome" in which they experience oral itching and or rashes around the mouth. This can occur even with exposure to outdoor mold spores. However, several foods have been implicated - interestingly, the common link seems to be those foods that also have molecular similarity to latex. ...Read more
ODTS: Grain dusts (including corn) when inhaled can lead to significant respiratory symptoms including organic dust toxic syndrome (odts) and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (allergic type of pneumonia). These syndromes are usually seen in farmers and others who work in agriculture. It is not related to eating or cooking corn. Nor is it related to pollen from corn plants. ...Read more
Pumpkin: These are in different botanical families so they generally do not but allergy is a hereditory disorder and food allergic folks sometimes react spuriously to any foods. ...Read more
Not necessarily: but better be cautious, sea food mix would contain shellfish, also shellfish might be cooked in the same pan and contaminates other fish meat, please see an allergist for testing and follow up, meanwhile keep an Epipen (epinephrine) and antihistaminic tablets handy for any accidental exposure, good luck ...Read more
A type of wheat: Spelt is a type of wheat. It shares common allergens with wheat so it's not a surprise that you are allergic to both. Alternative grains include rice, potato, quinoa, buckwheat, arrowroot, and manioc (poi). ...Read more