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Castor Bean Allergy (Overview)

The TH2 immune system produces specific IgE to an allergen and thus the overall reactions will be the same with variations due to organ susceptibility, genetics, degree of allergy (stronger skin test response often but not always reflects more severe reactions), the amount of allergens. Certain medications worsens the severity of reactions. Handling castor bean can cause severe toxicity.


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Please what are the derivatives of bean. I know a baby having allergy to bean and its derivatives, but what are the derivative if bean?

Please what are the derivatives of bean. I know a baby having allergy to bean and its derivatives, but what are the derivative if bean?

Processed products: Beans may be processed to be used as an ingredient in other food products and I presume that's what you mean by derivative. Since the allergen usually remains, the reaction will likely be similar.

Example- soy bean-> tofu, soy milk. ...Read more

Castor Bean Allergy (Overview)

The TH2 immune system produces specific IgE to an allergen and thus the overall reactions will be the same with variations due to organ susceptibility, genetics, degree of allergy (stronger skin test response often but not always reflects more severe reactions), the amount of allergens. Certain medications worsens the severity of reactions. Handling castor bean can cause severe toxicity.


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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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What is the definition or description of: Castor bean allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Castor bean allergy?

No different: The TH2 immune system produces specific IgE to an allergen and thus the overall reactions will be the same with variations due to organ susceptibility, genetics, degree of allergy (stronger skin test response often
but not always reflects more severe reactions), the amount of allergens. Certain medications worsens the severity of reactions. Handling castor bean can cause severe toxicity. ...Read more

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2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all, this means no favism? Don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?

2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all, this means no favism? Don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?

About favism...: Surviving a meal of Nutella is not a test for favism (G6PD deficiency). The G6PD test is a simple blood test that any lab can do. The result is a percentage (for example: 20% would mean the person has only 20% of the G6PD that an average normal person has). If deficient, broad beans such as fava beans are a no-no. People may want to avoid other legumes and beans; some beans are worse than others. ...Read more

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Does castor oil contain ricin? I have read many good things about moisturizing with the oil, but also that the beans contain ricin. Isn't that dangerou

Does castor oil contain ricin? I have read many good things about moisturizing with the oil, but also that the beans contain ricin. Isn't that dangerou

Yes: But not enough in the oil because heat is used in the production which denatures the ricin. There are so many really nice products for your skin, why would you use this (UGH!!) stuff??? Don't be a sucker. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bean allergy?

How do I know if I have a bean allergy?

Symptoms with eating: Bean allergy is less common than other food allergies. Beans are legumes and include soy, peanut, kidney, lentil, string, green, etc. Bean allergy can cause anaphylaxis. The usual symptoms are hives, lip swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing within hours after ingestion of beans. An allergist can assist in the diagnosis through allergy testing. ...Read more

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Please what are the derivatives of bean. I know a baby having allergy to bean and its derivatives, but what are the derivative if bean?

Processed products: Beans may be processed to be used as an ingredient in other food products and I presume that's what you mean by derivative. Since the allergen usually remains, the reaction will likely be similar.

Example- soy bean-> tofu, soy milk. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a tropical fruit allergy is it typical to develop allergy to fresh string beans?

I'm just wondering, if you have a tropical fruit allergy is it typical to develop allergy to fresh string beans?

Food allergy: When you have a real food allergy, you have more risk of developing other allergies including different food. Tropical fruit and string beans should not cross react. It is rare to have fruit allergy since fruit is not very allergenic. Most of the time, it is due to cross reactivity with pollens. An allergist can help you tease out all of those questions. ...Read more

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My son has a fruit, veggie, and rye food allergy. Are beans and potato chips safe?

My son has a fruit, veggie, and rye food allergy. Are beans and potato chips safe?

Wide categories: Beans and potatoes are vegetables, and you say your son has allergies to "veggies." Do you mean ALL "veggies" or just specific ones? (and fruits and rye, etc). If you're not sure, please check with the physician who did the food allergy testing. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's dangerous to eat castor beans?

Ricin: Do not eat castor beans.

http://www. Library. Illinois. Edu/vex/toxic/castor/castor. Htm ...Read more

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What to do if I have whole egg, wheat, cow's milk, cashew, almond, shellfish mix, legume mix and soya bean allergy and I am diabet?

Dietitian: Ask your Doctor to arrange for a Dietitian consult. You need to have a well balanced diet with all the needed proteins and vitamins, as well as the correct level of fats and carbohydrates. A Dietitian will help you design an appropriate diet with all needed nutrition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have whole egg, wheat, cow's milk, cashew, almond, shellfish mix, legume mix and soya bean allergy and I am diabet?

What to do if I have whole egg, wheat, cow's milk, cashew, almond, shellfish mix, legume mix and soya bean allergy and I am diabet?

Dietitian: I would highly recommend dietary consult, to ensure that you can develop a non allergic, diabetes friendly diet that will supply your daily needs. ...Read more

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I got diarrhea after I eat beans. Is this an allergy?

I got diarrhea after I eat beans. Is this an allergy?

Probable: Beans often causes people to pass gas but not diarrhea. Thus it can be an allergy. Do you have trouble with peanuts also? ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

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

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How do I get tested for allergies?

How do I get tested for allergies?

Talk with your doc: There are 2 different ways to test for allergies: blood tests and skin tests. Talk with your doc about which one is best for you. ...Read more

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Can I grow out of my cat allergies?

Can I grow out of my cat allergies?

Allergies dynamic: Many children's allergies, foods more than inhalants, can greatly lessen or disappear (outgrow) over time, however cat (feline) sensitivity is one if the least likely of the inhalants to be list. The only treatment that may result in loosing one's cat allergy symptoms is immunotherapy (allergy shots) since they can lessen or resolve sensitivity rather than just treat symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for allergies?

Two main ways: Allergy testing can be done either through skin testing checking for sensitivities, or by doing a blood test checking for antibodies. There can be advantages and disadvantages to both. Best to discuss this with your doctor for your specific situation. ...Read more

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During the winter can I get allergy?

During the winter can I get allergy?

Yes: During the winter, the most common allergies are indoor allergies. These include dust mite, animal dander, indoor mold, and cockroach. In addition, some people develop allergies at their indoor workplace. ...Read more

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How log does an allergy attack last?

How log does an allergy attack last?

Depends: Most allergies untreated and environmental will give sneezing and rhinitis lasting a few hours to a couple of days. A severe allergy reaction, anaphylaxis, is a rapid severe response of swelling, difficulty breathing, elevated heart rate and is a medical emergency. This develops over about 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Yes: Allergies can cause chronic coughing, but a doctor will evaluate to look for other causes. Asthma (some people cough but don't wheeze), gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), allergic rhinitis (allergies in nose), non-allergic rhinitis (runny nose with negative allergy tests), TB (tuberculosis infection), throat cancer, lung cancer, sinusitis, drug side effects, etc... Can all cause chronic cough. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for an allergy?

How do you get tested for an allergy?

See an allergist: An allergist can perform a skin test for common environmental and/or food allergens. There is also a blood test that can be done. But most allergists will start with the skin test. ...Read more

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What can I do about my cat allergies?

What can I do about my cat allergies?

Avoid, Treat, Shots: 1) avoid cats
2) treat the symptoms of the allergy with antihistamines
3) an allergist can test you for various allergies and formulate allergy shots (immunotherapy) that will slowly build up your immune system's responce to those allergens (tolerance) over time (years). Cat allergy responds well to this therapy, when given by a properly trained allergist that follows the acaai/aaaai guidelines. ...Read more

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Do allergies permanently cure with time?

Do allergies permanently cure with time?

Not likely: If you're allergic to anything at 17 year of age, it is unlikely that you are going to grow out of it. You may need an evaluation of your allergies and reduce exposure to known allergens. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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