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Can You Be Allergic To Garlic
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
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
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
As a concept?: Fashion aside, yes you can be allergic to some of the less expensive metals used. Look for posts made from surgical/stainless steel, silver or gold. Avoid nickel, as the most common cheaper metal used that is notorious for allergy / sensitivity reactions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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