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Should the allergist have given me an Epipen (epinephrine) for my new basil allergy? Also, my symptoms came back 3 days after I ate basil. Should I be worried?

Should the allergist have given me an Epipen (epinephrine) for my new basil allergy? Also, my symptoms came back 3 days after I ate basil. Should I be worried?

Likely unrelated: First basil allergy is likely extremely rare. 2nd allergy to food usually occurs within 2 hrs (up to 10 hrs with red meat) and your reaction after 72 hrs is not from basil. Thus I would look for another culprit. EpiPen (epinephrine) should be available if you have had an anaphylactic reaction regardless of what might have caused it. If you did not have one, then EpiPen (epinephrine) is not needed. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Pesto and basil allergy? Has anyone heard of it?

Pesto and basil allergy? Has anyone heard of it?

More likely pine nut: I have seen a fair amount of pesto allergy. Yes, life is sometimes unfair. Usually the problem is the nut. Traditionally pesto is made with pine nut. Commercially walnuts, a more common nut allergen, is used. I have also seen garlic and olive oil allergies. If the problem is truly the basil try substituting cilantro or spinach. Both are good. Bueno appetito. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: basil allergy?

What is the definition or description of: basil allergy?

Reactions on expos.: If you have an allergy to anything added to food you may develop vomiting, rash, and hives. This could be immediate or a late reaction after many hours. ...Read more

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I have hives, with diarrhea, nausea, and the shakes. It's happened once before and the only common denominator is basil. Why? Is that allergy common?

I have hives, with diarrhea, nausea, and the shakes. It's happened once before and the only common denominator is basil. Why? Is that allergy common?

Yes: People who are allergic to tree pollen (or other things) can have a cross-reaction to basil. Your symptoms are pretty consistent with that. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma?

See below: Basal cell carcinomas usually occur in sun exposed areas and present as a nodule or non-healing ulcer. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/basal-cell-carcinoma/ds00925. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma? Why is called basil cell anyway?

Basal cell: This little cancer is made of cells that closely resemble the basal (bottom) layer of the stack of cells that make up your epidermis, the outer part of your skin. They begin as tiny bumps or ulcers, often with rolled borders and easy-to-see vessels. They seldom spread, but left untreated they'll eventually slowly destroy your face / invade your brain. Good luck with the excision. ...Read more

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Could it be harmful to smoke basil leaves?

Could it be harmful to smoke basil leaves?

Don't smoke period: Are you talking about inhaling a burning substance, or cooking it in a smoker like "smoked salmon" ;-)? Any kind of smoke that is inhaled into your lungs can be expected to be harmful. Don't smoke anything! ...Read more

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Do you know what are the health benefits of basil?

Do you know what are the health benefits of basil?

Herbcompanion. Com: States that eugenol, a volatile oil in basil has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties & the plant has beneficial flavonoids. It allegedly is beneficial in constipation, stomach cramps, & indigestion as well as a number of respiratory problems. It is a good source of vitamin a & magnesium. ...Read more

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What's the importance of basil body temp and what should it be?

What's the importance of basil body temp and what should it be?

Progesterone: You may want to check the Mayo Clinic's website on this topic out:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/basal-body-temperature/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20019978
The ovary produces progesterone after ovulation, which is responsible for a sharp rise in body temp. Taking her temperature every morning enables a woman to determine, if and when she ovulated. ...Read more

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How serious is a basil carcinoma?

How serious is a basil carcinoma?

O K if treated: Basal cell carcinoma of skin, locally invasive, do not spread, treating by excision surgery or one of other methods will have complete cure, don't worry get it removed ...Read more

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Can I eat basil seeds during pregnancy?

Can I eat basil seeds during pregnancy?

Not a good idea: Pregnant women or those trying to conceive should not use basil since it lowers the levels of estrogen. ...Read more

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Does holy basil cause headaches in some people?

Does holy basil cause headaches in some people?

Not sure what: Holy basil is? But if you mean the herb, it would be unusual but. Not impossible for a reaction to a food to cause a headache. The best thing is to avoid it. ..If the headaches continue, see your dr. ...Read more

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I was tested by an allergist & found out I'm allergic to basil. I've been avoiding it, but I'm still having allergic reactions. Is it another herb?

I was tested by an allergist & found out I'm allergic to basil. I've been avoiding it, but I'm still having allergic reactions. Is it another herb?

Something else: Basil allergy must be extremely rare and thus I do not consider it to be your problem. A positive skin test alone does not indicate necessarily a true allergic reaction. It would be helpful if you can tell us more about the type of reaction you have since it may not even be an allergic one at all. ...Read more

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How do I check my basil body temp?

How do I check my basil body temp?

Check in early AM: Nothing magic. Check your temp with a thermometer first thing in the morning. Body temp is lowest from 4-8 AM, and rises slightly during the day. ...Read more

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How do you prepare holy basil for medicine?

How do you prepare holy basil for medicine?

Dry it: Holy basil, also known as tulsi, makes a great tea. Dry it, then steep it in boiling water for seven to ten minutes. ...Read more

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What can I do with basil, mint and verbena leaves?

What can I do with basil, mint and verbena leaves?

Food flavoring: Basil, mint, and other spices add flavor to food as well as life; enjoy them! ...Read more

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Does anyone know how you prepare holy basil for medicinal use?

Does anyone know how you prepare holy basil for medicinal use?

Dry it: Holy basil, also known as tulsi, makes a great tea. Dry it, then steep it in boiling water for seven to ten minutes. ...Read more

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Basil Allergy (Definition)

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