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Allergic Reaction To Chamomile Tea
If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?
How do I know if I have tropical tea bags which contain passion fruit, could I have a severe allergic reaction to these tea bags if i consume the tea?
Read labels: For any food allergy, it is imperative to read ingredient labels to identify if the specific food allergen is present. The U.S. Food labeling law does not require passion fruit to be included, but check anyway. Typically there is a contact number at the company to call. If a person is not sure, they should avoid that particular product. An allergic reaction could occur if highly allergic. ...Read more
Can you have something fatal like a reaction, from eating chocolate and vanilla ice cream with kiwi?
Stroke: If you eat enough of it in a short enough time, perhaps. ...Read more
Suffer from allergic rhinitis.I'm having allergic reaction when smoke & drink gin.Is it possible to be allergic to gin?
LIsten to Yourself: How about you put on your doctor and thinking cap and read your question out loud to yourself. Can you body get any louder in trying to tell you that you are harming it? It is screaming at you. Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Pay attention when you body is trying to talk to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hazelnut allergy: Be careful as many nut products are processed in the same manufacturing plant. So if you are allergic to one nut, it may be a contaminate of another product with another nut. ...Read more
What are some remedies that can help reduce redness or itchiness due to allergies, i don't have eyedrops or pills for it?
If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?
Have heard the benefits of slippery elm bark for throat and lung irritation, but I have allergies to elm and tree pollen. Should I avoid or OK to take?
Possible allergy: You may have an allergy and best to see an allergist. ...Read more
If I have allergies to pollen, then will shampoos, lotions, etc with ingredients like lavender, chammomile and other flower extracts bother me?
Greetings, I would like to ask if I could mix green tea with fresh lime/lemon squeeze water? will green tea decrease benefit of lemon? thank you
It will be ok: Hi Tommy, That combination will be fine. Both of those foods contain antioxidants, which consumed in moderation are beneficial to the body. The only issue would be if you have acid reflux or heartburn. If you have this condition, the combination of the caffeine from the tea and acidic property of citrus may make heartburn worse. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have a moderate allergic reaction to dairy which can be extremely painful at times, what over-the-counter medications can help besides benedryl?
I figured im allergic to cammomile after having a minor reaction while drinking tea. Should i avoide cammomile in my skin care products?
Use cautiously: It is possible the tea was contaminated with mold or something int he paper tea bag was bothering you. If you use a care product with chamomile and don't react to it there is no reason to avoid it. ...Read more
Can you tell me is it ok to take valerian root orally if you have various types of grass allergies?
Typically yes: Typically there is not cross reactivity. Altough valerian root is a natural root substance there does not appear cross reaction with grass. ...Read more
Can i drink milk 10 minutes after i took one 800mg ibuprofen pill? I'm not sure if drinking milk would cause some kind of allergic reaction or side affect. Can someone help me out?
No problem: It should not be an issue, there is no intertaction. ...Read more
Likely fine: Usually leaves are not considered allergens (except for the sap sometimes causing contact skin allergy) but if you are highly allergic to alfalfa pollen, you may get some itching in the mouth or throat area if the leaves are contaminated with pollen. Even then the risk is low since the hot water in preparing the tea will likely destroy the allergens in the pollen. ...Read more
During the past week I have suffered from itchy irritated skin,and symptoms referring to hay fever such as the sneezing,sore eyes etc..can you help me?
Allergic Conjunctivi: You may want to try an over the counter drop called Zaditior both eyes 2x day. If you really have significant findings by your ophthalmologist, then a short course of topical steroids may be indicated. (FML). Sometimes an antibiotic is indicated for bacterial infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
St John's Wort: St John's Wort is used for Depression. Chamomile Tea is used for relaxation. It is suggested that German Chamomile and St. John's Wort should not be taken at the same time. If they are used together and sedation increases to an unsafe level, either German Chamomile or St. John's wort or both may need to be stopped. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation See Physician for diagnosis ...Read more
No, that is fine.: Chamomile has many benefits. It can be used to v abdominal cramps, improve pms/ menstrual cramps, to help abort migraine headaches (if used early on) & to v restlessness associated w sleep. It can v mild anxiety. It has been used topically for burns. It can cause drowsiness or allergic reactions (ragweed)it is not recommended during pregnancy or if taking blood thinning medications. ...Read more
Chamomile tea: I agree with dr. Fowler about the uses of chamomile tea. German chamomile (matricaria recutita) may be more potent & more frequently available. It's safe and useful for adults with indigestion, intestinal spasms (even colic in babies), and as a relaxant for before bed. For medicinal strength you need 3-5 tea bags in 8 oz of hot water, steeped for at least 10-15 min. Stevia may help the taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chamomile is calming: Many people benefit from the calming effects of chamomile tea and it should not harm you taken on a regular basis. Chamomile tea is non caffeinated and a popular herbal remedy for anxiety used by millions of people in the US. You may benefit from melatonin in a 5mg dose if your sleep is disturbed by a circadian rhythm disorder due to travel or shift work. Normal melatonin levels decline with age! ...Read more
I have been taking Chamomile Tea for several months. I noticed my INR went from .9 to 1.1. Could this be a factor?
Benefits of chamomil: Although best known as a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic, chamomile is also believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory capabilities. The plant's healing properties come from its daisylike flowers, which contain volatile oils (including bisabolol, bisabolol oxides a and b, and matricin) as well as flavonoids (particularly a compound called apinegin) and other therapeutic substances. ...Read more
Tea effects: I don't know that any one has really measured the metabolism of constituents in chamomile; there are multiple ones that are probably active. If you're using this for a medicinal purpose (indigestion, relaxation, etc) you may make a strong tea & use it 3-4 times a day. It is safe unless you're allergic to compositae (the botanical family it belongs to.). ...Read more
Chamomile: Anthemis nobilis is the herb responsible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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