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Can You Be Allergic To Blueberries
Yes.: But it is more common to have a problem only with raw apple, particularly the peeling, due to oral allergy syndrome. This is caused by an allergy to birch tree pollen. Some of the proteins in the apple peel are similar enough to birch tree pollen proteins to cause a "cross reaction." usually this causes only mouth and throat symptoms. Talk to your allergist for more info. ...Read more
Really rare: Grapes are not particularly allergenic but there is almost certainly someone who got allergic to grapes at some time (could also be allergy to fungal spores on the grape surface). Easy to test: ingest a grape or two and see if the symptom comes back again. ...Read more
Unlikely, happily: Tequila & mezcal is a distilled spirit - like vodka and gin. The distillation process removes virtually all impurities - especially proteins that trigger allergy. So whatever adverse effect you are experiencing with drinking tequila are not allergic. You could however be allergic to something you are eating or drinking at the same time - like the avocado in the guacamole. ...Read more
Yes, contact allergy: Bees wax can cause contact allergy, usually due to a component named propolis or bee glue. Propolis is derived from tree resins and contains known contact allergens (allergy causing substances) such as cinnamic acid, vanillin, components of balsam of peru. Patch tesing by a dermatologist would clarify which allergens are involved and what to avoid in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can be allergic to artificial flavors which are man-made chemicals and have no relation to a real food ...Read more
Yes: Allergic antibodies (ige) can be formed to any large complex molecule that is recognized as foreign to the body such as: animal and plant proteins or carbohydrates, bacteria, fungi, insect venoms or excrement (dust mites) or even synthetic molecules such as drugs. The presence of ige does not, by it self, confirm true allergy; clinical symptoms occurring after exposure must also be noted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is a seed and can definitely cause some allergic reactions. It just depends on what the reactions are. I do not believe the allergist would be able to test you for this unless you bring in the chia seed and he/she makes a slurry from the actual product to test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The components and chemicals in concrete are very irritating as well as allergenic. Most often it is allergic contact dermatitis. You need to be patch tested by an allergist or dermatologist to truly determine what components you might be reacting to in the concrete. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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