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Allergy To Live Chickens
A variety!: Depending on the patient, food allergy symptoms can include:itchy mouth/throat, facial &/or airway swelling, difficulty breathing or talking, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (can be bloody), flushing, hives, eye redness, itch, &/or swelling, runny, itchy, &/or stuffy nose, sneezing, abdominal pain, feeling of impending doom and even shock or cardiac arrest! ...Read more
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
Food allergy symptom: Food allergy symptoms are the same regardless of cause. Gi: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tongue swelling. Skin: hives, swelling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids, face, tongue; sometimes eczema. Respiratory: difficulty breathing due to vocal cord swelling or asthma; sometimes runny nose. Cardiovascular: dizzy, sense of doom, loss of consciousness, shock, death. Combinations? That's anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Symptoms and test: Chicken meat allergy is either uncommon or under reported. Intolerance symptoms are GI with nausea, abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea. A chicken skin test would be negative. True allergy (ige) symptoms are hives, wheezing, anaphylaxis and can include GI symptoms. A skin test would be negative. An allergist can assist in helping you determine if allergy or intolerance. ...Read more
Chicken allergy: Chicken allergy is an immunologic reaction to consumption of chicken. Some children will have a condition known as food protein induced enterocolitis in which they developed delayed symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain hours after consumption of chicken. Others may have an immediate allergic reaction via an ige mediated mechanism characterized by hives, itch, swelling, cough, wheeze, vomiting. ...Read more
Yes: Avoid using chicken, and substitute other proteins in your meals. ...Read more
It can happen!: A person could be allergic to anything -- any type of food, medicine, environmental allergen, etc. Your doctor can tell you how to make sure you avoid exposure to what you're allergic to, and what to do if you accidentally do get exposed to it. ...Read more
Bird allergy: I assume when you mention chicken and bird allergy, it means you have feather allergy and not food allergy to chicken and bird meat. There are currently no available or approved treatment for food allergy except avoiding it. For feather allergy and allergy treatment in general, it comprises of avoidance the allergens, taking allergy medications, and desensitization. A local allergist could help. ...Read more
Different allergens: If you have already consumed chicken and tolerated it, then you should be able to continue eating it. Chicken and egg allergy are different proteins and most patients with egg allergy do not have chicken allergy. However, anyone can be allergic to or develop an allergy to any food so the best way to know is based on how you've tolerated it in the past. An allergist can help in the evaluation. ...Read more
Avoidance: Don't eat what causes allergy.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have allergies to chicken and shrimps for the past 7 yrs. But when I was young, I was able to eat them. How c0me I have late allergc rxn?
allergies increase the level of histamine and cause different symptoms based on the location of exposure. Any antihistamine will reduce the effect of histamine such as runny-nose, sneezing, cough, and other symptoms. In dust-allergy, in addition, inhaled antihistamines can produce a local beneficial effect. Non-sedating antihistamines, Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are preferred. ...Read more
It very well: Might be one of them.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't recommend: I would not want you to learn the hard way that you are allergic to turkey eggs as well. If you want to know see an allergist and be tested. ...Read more
Usually OK: The chance of cross-reactivity is around 10% so for most people it will be ok. ...Read more
I tested positive for chicken and peanut allergy but I've been eating lots of chicken and peanut butter my whole life with no reactions. How so?
False positives: If you tolerate these, keep eating them. I think most competent allergists will tell you the same thing. The world's got too many people restricting their diets both from "pop" advice and from taking allergy test results too seriously -- this phenomenon is being written up because it's making people sick. ...Read more
I had indian food such as naan, chicken tikka and mutton briyani. The next day I had cold sweat and diarrhea the day after. Could it be an allergy?
I have mild to moderate allergies to chicken, beef, pork, strawberries, and watermelons. Will eating these foods keep me from losing weight?
I developed a rash Monday/Tuesday. Went to urgent care and was told it was an allergy. I was around ducks/chickens/etc. On Sunday. Is it possible I could be allergic to the feathers? Its the only thing unusual in my schedule recently.
Maybe.: It is often hard to figure out the cause of an allergic rash. Poultry also may have mites which can cause an allergic reaction. The dirt may have mites. Feed/hay may be a source. The soap you used at an unfamiliar bathroom may be the problem. Do you see what I mean? No telling. Visit poultry in some other place and see if the same thing happens. ...Read more
I have 8 chickens, I'm about 25 or more feet away from my neighbor but she claims her son has allergies to my hens. He has never come close to my hens is this even possible? Please not that I have their pen closed with chicken wire and then window screen
Possible: And the allergens are more likely from the molds growing in the chicken droppings becoming airborne. Excessive exposure to chicken droppings may potentially induce a condition known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis although this condition is more often linked to pigeons and parakeets (Budgies) when related to fowls. ...Read more
Hi, is there a medicine for allergies in eating chicken and eggs? I get skin rashes which are very itchy everytime I eat. Thank you.
Avoidance.: The way to avoid allergic reactions is to avoid eating chicken and eggs. An antihistamine such as Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) might blunt the reaction somewhat, if you take it before eating the offending food, but it won't work as well as not eating the food in the first place. ...Read more
I also was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and chicken allergies (skin test). Could the allergy be the underlying cause of the uc?
No: A positive allergy skin test to chicken does not predict a real reaction at least 50% of the time. The larger the skin test reaction however, the more likely it indicates true allergy. Although one may get gastrointestinal upset after having eaten chicken if one is allergic, it does not cause uc. However it may make the symptoms from uc worse. ...Read more
Can a red raw rash around the anus indicate a food allergy in a 9 month old it was chicken and the rash is gone away since I stopped giving it to her?
Possibly: Though it could also be an irritation or even an infection. Have her seen. ...Read more
Could food allergy worsen atopic dermatitis? Allergy test said I don't have food allergy but I feel I do after eating certain food like chicken, soda,
Food Allergy: Yes food allergies can cause atopic dermatitis. Testing may not always be accurate. My suggestion is to do a food challenge by eliminating the food you are worried about for a week and then introducing it back. If you skin clears and then gets the rash back after reintroducing the offending food, simply avoid that food. ...Read more