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Carrot Allergy In Children
Maybe: John hopkins recently published a study in which they found that most childhood allergies do not improve until much later in life. There was about 79% of the teenagers that outgrew their childhood allergies but the other 21% did not. So right now you may just have to wait. You can try improving the immune system through supplements (which the allergist donot recommend) but its worth a shot. ...Read more
Allergy to any food, in this case carrot will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and ...Read more
Yes: Many allergies to foods can improve or go away with strict avoidance of the food. Carrot usually causes mouth symptoms after they are eaten raw and is related to cross reactivity with birch tree pollen. Birch tree is the primary allergy in this case. This is called oral allergy syndrome. ...Read more
Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case carrot will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more
Depends: True allergies and anaphylaxis are ige mediated reactions which means they cause hives, swelling, vomiting, serious breathing problems shortly after eating them. They can be tested by an allergist through skin & lab testing. Intolerances cause more GI symptoms of bloating, diarrhea, gas. Check this by eliminating the food for 2-3weeks & then reintroduce it. If you get the same symptoms, avoid. ...Read more
Can you develop an allergy to cooked carrots after years of eating them? This is 2nd time my son lips swelled & same thing he's ate both times!
Yes: A sensitivity and/or allergy can indeed develop at any time. It is not unusual for a person to take an antibiotic several times and not have a reaction, and then all of a sudden they do. While this is not as common with food allergies, it can happen.You may want to be double sure it's not an additive - are these fresh carrots not done anything to except cook in water, or canned with preservatives? ...Read more
Eliminate from diet: People with pollen allergy also have mouth itching from eating fresh celery, carrots and apples. This is due to the similar protein in the pollen. Typically birch pollen and apples are connected; weeds (like sage brush) is linked to celery and carrots. If the only symptoms are mild mouth itching (no GI or breathing issues), these foods when cooked at high temps can be tolerated. See allergist. ...Read more
No harm: Carrot juice will not do any harm, nor will it treat your allergy. ...Read more
Is it unusual to be allergic to onions, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peaches and eggs? I also have inhalant, dust, mold and pollen allergies.
Yes: This number of allergies is not common. Someone with these problems requires an evaluation by a specialist in allergy and immunology to identify if you are truly allergic to these things or if there is some other potential problem. ...Read more
Ate chicken soup w carrots, celery, potato & rice. 5 min in, my mouth & tongue went numb. Allergy?
Possibly,: was it homemade or commercially processed? Many commercially processed soups contain preservatives and flavoring/coloring agents which you may be sensitive to but not a true allergy. Do some dective work, read the labels carefully and try a good homemade organic recipe. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of an oral allergy? Whenever I eat carrots, apples, nuts such as almonds, pears, avocados I get an itchy throat or swelled lips
allergy symptoms can vary from skin rash all the way to anaphylaxis, so what you describe would be consistent with allergic symptoms.
suggest seeing an allergist for complete testing and prn meds ...Read more
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more
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 more
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more
No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more
Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours.
Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more
Several choices: For anaphylaxis, self injectable Epinephrine is recommended. Antihistamines available include: Allegra suspension down to 2 years old, Clarinex syrup down to 6 months old, Claritin syrup down to 2 years old, xyzal (levocetirizine) syrup down to 6 months old, zyrtec syrup down to 2 years old; palgic syrup down to 1 year old. Also, singulair is approved down to 6 months old. For severe allergies, see allergist! ...Read more
Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?
Could incorporating locally grown honey into my children's diet, help with their seasonal allergies?
Not at all: It is a common misconception that eating local honey helps allergies. Local honey contains pollen from local flowers. People generally have little exposure to and aren't allergic to flower pollen (except florists). Wind pollinated trees, grasses and weeds which release huge amounts of pollen cause most allergies. Eating pollen has no effect on allergies though holding pollen under the tongue may. ...Read more
I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more
Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more
Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more
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