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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?

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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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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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