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Avocado Allergy In Children
Various: Eating avocado, if you are allergic to it, may cause itchy mouth, sore mouth, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, skin itching, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or even death. This is a partial list of potential symptoms. You may only get 1 or 2 of these. Symptoms with avocado could also indicate an allergy to ragweed or latex. ...Read more
Allergy to any food, in this case avacado will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is as an IgE mediated reaction. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and ...Read more
Hives, itchy mouth: Allergy to avocado is rare, but similar to other food allergies it can cause hives, swelling, breathing trouble, abdominal pain and vomiting. Some patients will have "oral allergy syndrome" from fruits and vegetable. Symptoms from this include itching and swelling in the mouth and lips. ...Read more
Foo Allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case avacado will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is as an IgE mediated reaction. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more
Unusual: Food allergy can present as gastrointestinal symptoms, but usually nausea, vomitting and/or diarrhea. Pain by itself is not enough to make a diagnosis of allergy to avocado (or any other suspected food for that matter). Pain is more commonly seen in gastritis, esophagitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more
Hard to say: Hard to say as I suspect you ate several different things while at the restaurant. The fairly rapid onset could also mean food poisoning. And you might have just coincidentally been going to come down with something. I'm not sure i'd avoid avocado, although depending on the restaurant, you might not want to eat there again for awhile. ...Read more
I have allergy to avocado and need a replacement that is equally as healthy as avocado's, what do you recommend?
So Many Options: Green leafy vegetables (loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals); also brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and bok choy; blueberries (have disease-fighting phytochemicals, flavinoids and soluble fiber), wild salmon, walnuts, and beans. All are great healthy options and delicious too! ...Read more
After I eat fruits like avocado, bananas, watermelon and mango it feels like my throat swells and some difficulty with breath. Is it an allergy?
Yes: It is unusual since those are not all related kinds of fruits, depending how you group them (pit/stone vs not, tree vs ground, etc.). Consult an allergist for formal testing as there are likely others and your reactions will likely worsen with subsequent exposures, so you may need an epi-pen. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of an oral allergy? Whenever I eat carrots, apples, nuts such as almonds, pears, avocados I get an itchy throat or swelled lips
Allergy symptoms can vary from skin rash all the way to anaphylaxis, so what you describe would be consistent with allergic symptoms.
suggest seeing an allergist for complete testing and prn meds ...Read more
Possibly: Avocado are in the same family as cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. You can have an allergy: 1) to the tree-pollen where you develop local symptoms in the mouth and throat shortly after eating avocado; or the latex-fruit syndrome, where you can have generalized urticaria, abdominal pain, and vomiting. ...Read more
I have tingling/burning in my mouth when I eat walnuts and I feel sick to my stomach when I eat avocados, could this be an allergy?
Absolutely!!: While this might simply be oral allergy syndrome, it could be allergy to nuts. See an allergist for appropriate testing and evaluation to determine what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more
No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more
Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours.
Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more
Several choices: For anaphylaxis, self injectable Epinephrine is recommended. Antihistamines available include: Allegra suspension down to 2 years old, Clarinex syrup down to 6 months old, Claritin syrup down to 2 years old, xyzal (levocetirizine) syrup down to 6 months old, zyrtec syrup down to 2 years old; palgic syrup down to 1 year old. Also, singulair is approved down to 6 months old. For severe allergies, see allergist! ...Read more
Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?
Could incorporating locally grown honey into my children's diet, help with their seasonal allergies?
Not at all: It is a common misconception that eating local honey helps allergies. Local honey contains pollen from local flowers. People generally have little exposure to and aren't allergic to flower pollen (except florists). Wind pollinated trees, grasses and weeds which release huge amounts of pollen cause most allergies. Eating pollen has no effect on allergies though holding pollen under the tongue may. ...Read more
I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more
Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more
Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...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