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Doctor insights on: Beer Yeast Allergy Symptoms

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Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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

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Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Javier Chinen Dr. Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
26 years in practice
Peruvian University of Cayetano Heredia Academic Program
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Yeast allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Yeast allergy?

Yeast allergy: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case, the allergic response is to yeast. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt Dr. Rumbyrt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
28 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Brooks Dr. Brooks
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
26 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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Do you have a gluten/yeast allergy if eating lots of pizza crust?

Do you have a gluten/yeast allergy if eating lots of pizza crust?

No: A gluten allergy is made worse by eating bread ie pizza crust. Blood tests and endoscopic tests are used to determine if one is gluten-allergic (celiac disease). ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Stevan Cordas Dr. Cordas
Internal Medicine
53 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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I have a bakers yeast allergy, is there a good substitute like gluten free breads?

I have a bakers yeast allergy, is there a good substitute like gluten free breads?

NO: You need to avoid yeast. Don't worry about avoiding wheat or gluten unless you have an allergy to that also. Unleavened breads like pita bread, tortillas, crackers and flat breads will probably be your best bet. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt Dr. Rumbyrt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
28 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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I have a yeast allergy, I am having a real problems finding what I can eat, anyone have a website?

I have a yeast allergy, I am having a real problems finding what I can eat, anyone have a website?

Yes: The food allegy and anaphylaxis network is a very helpful resource for people with food allergies. The website is www.Foodallergy.Org. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Murphy Dr. Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt Dr. Rumbyrt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
28 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Is there a permanent cure for yeast bread allergy?

No: As it stands right now, the only "cure" for food allergy is avoidance. People can be desensitized in some instances - studies have shown this to be possible with milk, eggs, and peanuts. However, that is not a "permanent" cure. ...Read more

Dr. Maziar Rezvani Dr. Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
17 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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