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Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?

Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?

Contact dermatitis: Products containing balsam of peru can cause contact dermatitis which is very similar in appearance to eczema. The best approach is to avoid using all products containing balsam of peru. Simply avoiding certain foods is not enough. If the problem continues a visit to an allergist or dermatologist who does patch testing is in order. ...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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Is there a way to cure severe food allergies?

Is there a way to cure severe food allergies?

Avoidance: Avoidance is the only treatment option at this time. It is hopeful that someday there may be more of a treatment option. ...Read more

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Will there be a cure for food allergies?

Will there be a cure for food allergies?

Food allergies: only proven way is to identify the allergen food and avoid them. repeated exposure can lead to anaphylaxis to the foods, that you were mildly allergic to once. ...Read more

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How to cure food allergy?

How to cure food allergy?

Avoid: Unfortunately the only totally proven method is avoidance.Slow efforts at tolerance are poor in results. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of food allergy?

How can I best take care of food allergy?

Epinephrine: Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can treat skin symptoms, but if breathing difficulty or low blood pressure happen (which is impossible to predict), they will not help. Anyone with a food allergy should always have Epinephrine available. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever been completely cured from food allergies?

Has anyone ever been completely cured from food allergies?

Yes: And it depends on the food allergy. Peanut allergies tend to be for life. Many other food allergies are related to an inflamed gut and when you get off those foods awhile the gut can heal. Dairy is high in hormones and pesticides. Gluten is genetically modified a lot and can cause gut problems. Try being dairy and gluten free for a month and see if you notice you feel better. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for food allergies?

Elimination: If you know what you are allergic to, eliminate those things from your diet. This is the simplest approach. ...Read more

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What is the best food allergy test?

What is the best food allergy test?

Skin Prick Testing: Food allergies are diagnosed first by getting a detailed clinical history of reaction. If history is concerning then skin prick testing and/or serum IgE testing to concerning foods will be drawn. Skin prick testing usually done first followed by serum testing to follow sensitivity over time. Prick to prick testing with actual food is also helpful to help clarify risk. See Allergist for details. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to avoid and what are the foods that are okay to eat for gluten allergy/sensitivity?

What are the best foods to avoid and what are the foods that are okay to eat for gluten allergy/sensitivity?

Gluten foods: People with gluten sensitivity need to avoid all foods containing wheat, barley and rye. Other foods are ok. There are many alternatives now in the supermarkets which makes it easier for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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Which multivitamin brand is best for food allergies?

Which multivitamin brand is best for food allergies?

None: There is no need to start a vitamin to treat or prevent food allergies. If you are allergic to milk and do not have sufficient calcium in your diet you may need a calcium supplement. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my tiredness stems from food allergies?

Which food: If one food then quit and see what happens , if big reaction and taking lot of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause tiredness. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for food allergies?

Are there any cures for food allergies?

Working on it: Currently the main option for patients with food allergy is avoidance and epinephrine. However there are clinical trials and Allergists across the country attempting various protocols to help decrease severity of reactions. Oral immuotherapy for common food allergens is currently being offered by a number of Allergists throughout the country. ...Read more

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Is there any cures on the way for food allergies?L

Yes, but...: There are still hazards. The most likely to work at this time is a food desensitization, in which gradually increasing amounts of food is ingested over a few days. There is a risk of a severe allergic reaction, and once completed, small amounts of that food need to be eaten daily. Other treatments are in the works, but are still a few years off. ...Read more

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My child has food allergies. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has food allergies. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Dangerous: Tell them that he is sensitive to certain foods and he has to avoid them , otherwise it will make him really sick! he has to bring a special injection kit in case this happen to save his life. ...Read more

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Can an allergy be permanently cured? I have a soybean allergy and everything I love practically has soybeans. I want to be able to enjoy food again.

Can an allergy be permanently cured? I have a soybean allergy and everything I love practically has soybeans. I want to be able to enjoy food again.

Depends: I'd like to add that its important to differentiate between IgE-mediated food allergy and food intolerance. Soy is one of the more uncommon allergens in adults, whereas an intolerance may persist forever. But with food intolerance, you can have comfort in the fact that you will not suffer a life-threatening reaction if soy is ingested. ...Read more

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What is the best food allergy, sensitivity or intolerance test?

What is the best food allergy, sensitivity or intolerance test?

Avoidance &challenge: Every test out there is imperfect. This is because there are many different mechanisms of food sensitivities- some mediated by igg, e, a & m antibodies, some by lymphocytes, some by inability to digest (lactose), some by inability to metabolize (nightshades) and there aren't tests for all of these. Avoiding suspect foods for 5 days to 1 month & challenging to see if you react is still the best test! ...Read more

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What doctor would be best for food allergy testing?

What doctor would be best for food allergy testing?

An allergist: An allergist will give you the best guidance best on your test results and advise you if you are truly allergic to a food or not. ...Read more

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Help please! i don't know when will there be a cure for food allergies?

No cure: Presently there is no cure for food allergies. Avoidance is the best approach. See an allergist to determine whether you really have a food allergy. Some food allergies go away over time. An allergist can help determine this. ...Read more

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Does natural d-hist work for rashes from food allergies?

Does natural d-hist work for rashes from food allergies?

No: No reason to believe that it would help with food allergy. The reason it is labeled as a food product is that no studies have been done to prove any health benefit of the product. However, there may be some health benefits of individual components of the product, though not necessarily in the amount provided. ...Read more

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Can you cure (or lessen) food allergies through exposure therapy?

Can you cure (or lessen) food allergies through exposure therapy?

Oral immunotherapy: Food allergies in children are now being tested and treated in certain research centers by oral immunotherapy where careful protocols are followed and patients are monitored for anaphylactic reactions. You should not do this at home, consult an allergist for best guidance about your allergies. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more