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Doctor insights on: Beer Yeast Allergy Symptoms

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Do people with yeast allergy have to stay away from all yeast including beer?

Do people with yeast allergy have to stay away from all yeast including beer?

Sure it's allergy?: Be sure that you truly have an allergy before you try to avoid yeast. Best bet is to see a board certified allergist for evaluation. If you are truly allergic to yeast, you should probably avoid breads, wine and beer that contain yeast (brewer's or baker's). ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Does anyone have a yeast allergy that acts up when they eat bread or drink beer?

Does anyone have a yeast allergy that acts up when they eat bread or drink beer?

Yes: Brewer's and baker's yeast are essentially the same organism. Saccharomyces cerevisiae. ...Read more

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Does anyone out there have a yeast allergy by testing that doesn't have symptoms?

Test interpretation: Allergy testing should interpreted along with patient symptoms. Allergy test demonstrates 'hypersensitivity' or potential to develop allergic reactions. Skin testing incorporates immune mechanisms and tissue factors to the positivity of the blood specific ige testing. ...Read more

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Does anyone ever have a yeast allergy?

Yes.: However, you may eat any product that does not use yeast in the making of it. That would include such breads as tortilla, pita, flatbread, biscuits, cornbread. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast allergy, would taking red yeast pills be bad?

If I have a yeast allergy, would taking red yeast pills be bad?

Not necessarily: The species of yeast causing common yeast allergy is very different from the red yeast species. They are in different genera. That said, characterization of yeast species is fluid because the yeast phase of the mold is very different from the mycelial stage - two phases of the fungal life cycle. Best advice is to discuss this question with the allergist who tested you for yeast allergy. ...Read more

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If I have a brewers yeast allergy can I eat manna?

If I have a brewers yeast allergy can I eat manna?

Probably not: Manna would last only one day; by the next morning, "it became infested with maggots and stank." (exodus 16:20) ... Maybe moses changed his mind about keeping it around. Thus, i doubt you can still find it. (taken with additions from http://www.Straightdope.Com/columns/read/1402/followup-wasnt-manna-placed-in-the-ark-of-the-covenant). ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for yeast allergy?

Is there a permanent cure for yeast allergy?

Not specifically.: Sometimes it is a cross-reactivity to allergy to another mold that may improve with immunotherapy. This would not be the typical case and you should not expect improvement. However, you may eat any product that does not use yeast in the making of it. That would include such breads as tortilla, pita, flatbread, biscuits, cornbread. ...Read more

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I have a bakers yeast allergy, is there any substitute?

Not really.: However, you may eat any product that does not use yeast in the making of it. That would include such breads as tortilla, pita, flatbread, biscuits, cornbread. ...Read more

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Do people with yeast allergy have to stay away from all yeast forever?

Do people with yeast allergy have to stay away from all yeast forever?

Very Likely.: However, you may eat any product that does not use yeast in the making of it. That would include such breads as tortilla, pita, flatbread, biscuits, cornbread. ...Read more

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Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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