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Can I give my 2 year old son (23lbs) 5ml of liquid Claritin in the morning and 5ml Zyertec before bed. Allergies (tree pollen) have been very bad ?

Can I give my 2 year old son (23lbs) 5ml of liquid Claritin in the morning and 5ml Zyertec before bed. Allergies (tree pollen) have been very bad ?

Focus on Zyrtec: Zyrtec is a very effective antihistamine. Starting dose of zyrtec for age and weight is 2.5 ml once daily. Maximum dose of Zyrtec for age and weight is 5 ml once daily or 2.5 ml twice a day. Claritin is less effective- dosage is 5 ml once daily. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Have there been any allergies (plants, trees, etc.) identified as occurring between early october and early november in the san francisco bay area?

Have there been any allergies (plants, trees, etc.) identified as occurring between early october and early november in the san francisco bay area?

Grass: Fall weed pollenation typically concludes by the end of sept however, late rains can result in a second wave of grass pollenation. Rains and warm weather can also result in high mold in the air. Go to pollen.Com for local pollen counts in your area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about an anaphylactic allergy to tree nuts when i was 12.. For the less common food allergies I have it obviously isn as well but nuts!?

Can you tell me about an anaphylactic allergy to tree nuts when i was 12.. For the less common food allergies I have it obviously isn as well but nuts!?

Unclear question: Tree nut allergy usually does not remit. You may be allergic to some, but not all tree nuts. The most common food allergies are to nuts, peanut (a legume), shellfish (related to insects), fish, egg white, cow's milk, soy and wheat. Unless you have symptoms with foods other than tree nuts, you may be allergic only to them. If you suspect others, make a food diary and go to an allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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How do you deal with your child's nut (tree nut) allergy? What common tree nut foods are all over the place?

How do you deal with your child's nut (tree nut) allergy?  What common tree nut foods are all over the place?

Read labels: You become an expert in reading labels and asking questions when you eat out. If the allergies are severe, the a medic alert bracelet or necklace is indicated. Having an Epipen (epinephrine) on hand at all times is essential. Almonds, pecans, and walnuts are common in foods so you ask in restaurants if foods can be prepared separate from such foods. Education in your child's school, making his foods, etc. ...Read more

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Allergies to olive trees? Would that test only be right for the pollen?

Allergies to olive trees?  Would that test only be right for the pollen?

Yes: If you tested positive for "olive tree" then the test was for the pollen. You should have no problem with eating products containing or cooked in olive oil, and no problem eating olives. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tree nut allergies reaction?

Typical Allergy Sy: Tree nut allergy can present with runny nose, itchy nose and eyes, itchy skin, lip/tongue or throat swelling, hives, wheezing, asthma symptoms, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, passing out and rarely death. ...Read more

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How did i form my tree nut allergy?

How did i form my tree nut allergy?

Great question: Unfortunately, the exact reason people develop nut allergies is unclear. It is likely a combination of being genetically predisposed and environmental exposure. One theory is early exposure to lotions or oils containing nut protein applied to infants who have thin skin or eczema. The nut protein is absorbed and body senses it as "abnormal" and make allergic antibodies. Why in adults? Not sure. ...Read more

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What could cause a tree nut allergy?

What could cause a tree nut allergy?

Genes & environment: The tendency to develop allergies to foods & other innocuous environmental things is inherited. Allergy to tree nuts & peanuts probably occurs because exposure is too low during the critical period when the infant's immune system is sorting out self from dangerous stuff & foreign but safe stuff. Allergists currently think that early exposure to tree nuts might prevent allergy to these foods. ...Read more

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How can someone outgrow a tree nut allergy?

How can someone outgrow a tree nut allergy?

Not likely to clear: As a child the odds of a tree nut allergy clearing are one in five. As an adult less than that. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a tree nut allergy?

Avoid tree nuts: Tree nut allergy along with peanut and shellfish allergies occur in children and adults. The primary treatment is strict avoidance. Individuals with one or more of these sensitivities should have Epinephrine (epi-pen) for immediate use. There are increasing numbers of reports of sucessful oral desensitivity for peanuts. Hopefully there will be generally accepted, safe protocols to desensitize ...Read more

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Is it possible to outgrow my tree nut allergy?

Is it possible to outgrow my tree nut allergy?

Not likely: Tree nut allergy is very rarely outgrown, especially at the age of 44. ...Read more

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Any tips for traveling with a tree nut allergy?

Any tips for traveling with a tree nut allergy?

Ask and inform: As with any food allergy, ID and avoidance of the particular allergen is the only way to prevent an exposure. If you are traveling to a country where health care facilities are limited you want to bring enough medication to deliver anything that might have been used for ongoing care. But !!! before having to treat yourself make sure you know exactly how to ask if dishes contain nuts. Be vigilan ...Read more

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Have tree nut allergy so what are some nuts that do not grow on trees?

Peanut/ soy nut: Peanuts and soy nuts are actually legumes. However, a word of caution, many people that are allergic to tree nut also have problems with peanut or soy. Be sure that you had negative tests for peanut and soy before proceeding. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are healthy things to eat with a tree nut allergy?

Sounds simple: But anything without tree nuts in them. Check out food allergy.Org. You can download some good info there about ways that tree nuts can hide in things and what to look for on labels. ...Read more

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What happens if i eat almonds if I have a tree nut allergy?

What happens if i eat almonds if I have a tree nut allergy?

No, you shouldn't: It largely depends on what type of tree nut allergy you have, and if you are allergic to several tree nuts. It's important to know that there is a 33% chance of cross reactivity among tree nuts. There is also a possibility of cross contamination, since many manufacturers process other nuts in the same proximity. Safest options is to avoid all tree nuts. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat a tree nut allergy in my 6 year old?

Is there any way to treat a tree nut allergy in my 6 year old?

Avoidance: Unfortunately the only currently available option is avoidance. Be careful with reading food labels for traces of tree nuts. ...Read more