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Can I Have Dextrose If I Am Allergic To Wheat
If i tested negative for food allergies, can I assume I am really not allergic to foods? I have chronic hives I am trying to sort out.
Not wheat: If one has an allergy the wheat, as evidenced by appropriate history and confirmed by skin testing / blood testing, then wheat must be avoided. The food allergy network is a resource that can suggests alternatives to wheat and wheat free preparation of food. Checking with a nutritionist, familiar with food allergy, may be helpful as well. ...Read more
Probably not...: Cow's milk contains casein (alphas1-, alphas2-, beta-, and kappa-caseins) & whey (alpha-lactalbumin, ala; beta-lactoglobulin, blg; bovine lactoferrin; bovine serum albumin, bsa; and bovine immunoglobulins). Acute allergic responses to milk are due to ige directed against various allergens in milk. All milk proteins are potential allergens & polysensitization to several proteins occurs in most pts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can i be sure if i have dairy allergy? Or i if i am lactose intolerant. ? Is there any sure shot test?
Can reliably tell: If you utilize a lactaid supplement. This supplement breaks down the mild sugar(lactose) that people with lactose intolerance have issues with in dairy. If Lactaid supplementation helps, then you know it's not a dairy allergy, as this allergy would be to specific milk proteins and not so much the sugar. ...Read more
No: It would not be a good idea ...Read more
If i was allegic to shellfish when i was younger can i try n eat a shrimp now that am a adult and see what happens and if i am still can i take benadr?
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on how your nuts allergy is diagnosed or if you have a clinical reaction after eating nuts or not, the risk may vary. Chick-peas are legume and unlikely to cross react with treenuts. In any case, check with your local allergist to have it checked before deciding to consume new foods if you have history of food allergy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likely: Since the most common issue with celery is related to pollen-food allergy syndrome, I will assume it is the case here. Allergic sensitivity is cross-reactive between Birch family of pollens (or mugwart) and foods including celery and fennel (and others in apiaciae family like carrot). Patients may not have symptoms with all foods in the family, but would be expected to have symptoms with 2-3. ...Read more
Food Allergies: Would need more details. If you have always eaten sunflower seeds with no issue and a blood test showed a sensitivity then the blood test is wrong, this is called a false positive test. Food allergy diagnosis relies on both clinical history and testing. If there is not a concerning clinical history then you can ignore the testing. Same goes for wheat. Talk to allergist if you haven't already. ...Read more
Milk allergy/intol: If you ingest milk or other foods that are dairy or have dairy products in them and you get respiratory or skin effects you may be dairy allergic. Gastrointestinal symptoms are more confusing since most adults that have GI symptoms after milk ingestion have problems digesting the milk, most commonly a deficiency in the lactose enzyme that digests milk's complex sugar, lactose. ...Read more
Skin or blood tests: Wheat allergy, as with most food allergies, can be tested for with a blood test looking for antibodies to food proteins. A allergist can also do skin tests for various food allergies. Celiac disease (gluten allergy) can be tested for with special blood tests (the genetic markers can be found). Gastrointestinal doctors can do a small intestine biopsy, if needed, to help diagnose celiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Radiocontrast media : People with shellfish allergy are sometimes told they should avoid iodine and radioconstrast media (rcm). This is not true and is a myth. Iodine does not cause allergy. While people who have any allergies may have a slightly higher risk to a reaction to rcm, it is still low. Shellfish allergy does not increase the risk for a reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very easy: What symptoms you seem to get with watermelon? If it is not anaphylactic reaction with wheezing difficulty breathing feel like passing out swelling of throat etc you can do the following do not eat watermelon for 1 week and then a serving of watermelon and what symptoms you get. If there are no symptoms you are not allergic to it in demonstrable way ie no significant allergy ...Read more
You might: Hot pressed oil contains insignificant amount of nut proteins. In nut allergy, you are allergic to the protein of that particular nut. You get reaction to the nut by eating it, not through the skin in general. If the body lotion that you want to use does not have the oil from the nut that you are allergic to, you should be fine. If it does, the risk is really low. See a local allergist for details ...Read more
History and testing: Food allergy is diagnosed by taking the patient history and if the history is consistent with an allergic reaction ( they ate the food and had lip swelling , tongue swelling, hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out and the like) than skin testing would be performed to confirm the suspected food. ...Read more
My blood work showed that I am allergic to wheat. Can i eat spelt? There seems to be some debate online.
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