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What are the symptoms of an adult cheese allergy?

What are the symptoms of an adult cheese allergy?

Food allergy: Any food allergy usually manifests as hives, skin swelling, abdominal cramps, throat closing and occasionally low blood pressure and anaphylactic shock. If you have cramps and diarrhea only you may be lactose intolerant and it is not an allergy. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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


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What kind of pill can you take for a cheese allergy?

None: For food allergies, the best treatment is to avoid the offending food. If you are talking about lactose intolerance, which is not a food allergy, you can try taking lactase with the first few bites cheese. ...Read more

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Can you eat bleu cheese if you have a penicillin allergy?

Can you eat bleu cheese if you have a penicillin allergy?

Not the same: The color of bleu cheese is not produced by penicillium, although imagine that if it sat around long enuf and became contaminated this could grow on it. ...Read more

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What types of cheese can I feed a child who has a milk allergy?

What types of cheese can I feed a child who has a milk allergy?

Avoid bovine: With true bovine (cow ) milk allergy, which is rare, you want to avoid any cow milk related products.(cheese or otherwise) feta cheese, made from goat milk is a reasonable product that is readily available. If your child has simple milk intolerance due to its lactose content (1/4 americans) many bovine cheeses have minimal amounts. Verify the difference-allergy vs intolerance, life might be easier. ...Read more

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If every time i eat cheese or something with cheese in it...My lip swells up. Would you say that is a cheese allergy? How do you have that tested?

If every time i eat cheese or something with cheese in it...My lip swells up. Would you say that is a cheese allergy? How do you have that tested?

Milk protein allergy: This sounds like an allergy to cheese or one of a number of milk proteins. Allergy testing - either skin or blood testing can most likely confirm your suspicion. ...Read more

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Can I eat blue cheese with an amoxicillin allergy? I have angioedema and uriticaria from amoxicillin.

Can I eat blue cheese with an amoxicillin allergy? I have angioedema and uriticaria from amoxicillin.

BLUE CHEESE PENICILLIN: WHILE BLEU CHEESE HAS A STRAIN OF PENICILLIN IN IT, IT APPARENTLY IS NOT THE STRAIN THAT CAUSES HIVES OR ANGIOEDEMA. DO, HOWEVER, CHECK WITH YOUR PCP OR INTERNIST. BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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Can having diarrhea after eating goat cheese brownies mean I have goat cheese allergy?

Can having diarrhea after eating goat cheese brownies mean I have goat cheese allergy?

Food Intolerance: This is probably not an allergy to goat cheese but represents an intolerance to goat cheese. Diarrhea alone is rarely due to allergies. ...Read more

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If a person has penicillin allergy, is it safe to eat roquefort, blue, or gorgonzola cheese? Does the mold in the cheese make penicillin?

If a person has penicillin allergy, is it safe to eat roquefort, blue, or gorgonzola cheese? Does the mold in the cheese make penicillin?

Great question: Reactions to penicillin in foods eaten by persons allergic to penicillin are rare - perhaps 10 cases in past 25 years worldwide. Cases involve eating meat from an animal given penicillin before slaughtering. I found no cases attributed to the cheeses listed. They use a different species of the genus penicillium to add flavor. Also many persons who think they are penicillin allergic are not. ...Read more

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