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Cheese Allergies Symptoms
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
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
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
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
Can I eat blue cheese with an amoxicillin allergy? I have angioedema and uriticaria from amoxicillin.
No: Most cheeses are made from milk. All dairy products are included in the ban. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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