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Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read more

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Could people with environmental allergies drink barley grass juice?

Could people with environmental allergies drink barley grass juice?

Depends: Allergies whether they be food or environmental in origin are rather specific to the person. Anyone with environmental allergies may also be allergic to barley. Before i would clear it for use, i would want some idea of past reactions during use or a food allergy test. ...Read more

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Sweet corn can trigger asthma?

Sweet corn can trigger asthma?

Possibly: Though allergies are a common trigger for asthma attacks, food allergies are not as commonly linked as inhaled allergens like animal dander or pollution. Often, people with allergies are allergic to more than 1 allergen. Perhaps this is you case and investigating other possibilities with your physician cam be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

No: Processed juices will still contain allergens. If you are allergic to a fruit then you should also avoid the juice. ...Read more

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Toast, dippy eggs, tomato, fried potatoes, onion, butter, heavy cream, amer cheese, crab. Which are likely to be allergen which affects breathing?

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Crab: Shellfish are likely to cause dramatic reactions including anaphylaxis, but among the food items mentioned above, eggs, wheat, and dairy (cheese) are some of the most common food allergens even though any food can be a potential allergens. If you are uncertain about which food, consult an allergist. One should expect skin or gastrointestinal symptoms as well if food allergy is the cause. ...Read more

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Can inhaling household cleaning and laundry products cause seizures?

Can inhaling household cleaning and laundry products cause seizures?

Possibly: Wrong combination can generate chlorine gas, which can damage eyes, nose, throat, lungs, even cause death. Depending on ingredients, inhalation might cause seizures. Use such products in well-ventilated area; follow use directions; don't mix products together. ...Read more

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Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

What could cause spice/ spicy food allergies?

Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice or spicey food allergies are not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more

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What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

See allergist: Several items you have listed are not considered allergens although almond would be a likely suspect. Consult an allergist to find out. ...Read more

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Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Not necessarily: It sounds like these acidic and irritating foods may be just irritating your airways. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're allergic to them, although you should probably still avoid them or pre-treat with your asthma inhaler prior to indulging. See an allergist to be properly tested to ensure this isn't an allergy that is emerging and proceed as they suggest. ...Read more

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Lip balm irritation. Inner lip only frm lip balm (petroleum jelly, beeswax & shea butter based, all fragrance free). Same feel after eating spicy food?

Lip balm irritation. Inner lip only frm lip balm (petroleum jelly, beeswax & shea butter based, all fragrance free). Same feel after eating spicy food?

Lips: You can suffer from irritation from using lip balm especially those with flavoring or petroleum based. It can also come from contact with other irritants you may be eating, chewing, or sucking including meds. However, if the inflammation is only on the inner lip, you may be suffering from a form of lichen planis. Common site. No cure just control. Talk to dentist. Research affliction. ...Read more

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@what age can u switch laundry detergent from dreft (for babies) to a fragrance detergent?

@what age can u switch laundry detergent from dreft (for babies) to a fragrance detergent?

Good question: There is the possibility that the fragrance might cause allergic reaction in the infant. Thinking outside the box i would suggest that type of detergent not be used until the infant is a teenager and their immune system has had time to develop. ...Read more

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Could coffee and bacon flavoured crisps make your breath stink?

Could coffee and bacon flavoured crisps make your breath stink?

Briefly: The odors from these and other food sources may coat portions of the mouth and leave a lingering odor. Check also the oral hygiene and the condition of the teeth as a contributing factor. ...Read more

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After food/drink or smelling chemicals, perfumes, etc.- side of throat,eye, face very irritated. Goes away after. Allergy or chemical sensitivity?

After food/drink or smelling chemicals, perfumes, etc.- side of throat,eye, face very irritated. Goes away after. Allergy or chemical sensitivity?

Poss both: You may be sensitive to those chemical. There is a fine line between the chemical sensitivity and allergy. Allergy can cause more swelling, runny nose, watery eye, burning and congestion. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/multiple-chemical-sensitivity ...Read more

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Citrus fruits make me phlemgy and coughy. Do I have a citrus allergy and would it apply to other foods and lotions with citric acid?

Citrus fruits make me phlemgy and coughy. Do I have a citrus allergy and would it apply to other foods and lotions with citric acid?

Yes and no: If all citrus cause symptoms then you are allergic to an allergen shared by all. On the other hand, some people are only allergic to one and not to another and others just the allergen in the peel and not the "meat". Citric acid is a chemical and not an allergen but may sting the skin a little and thus would not bother you when present in a skin lotion. ...Read more

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Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Contact allergies: You should have been. Given information by your testing physician on what products are safe to use. If you go to truetest.Com, you can information sheets on the products you mentioned to void possiblel triggering agents. ...Read more

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Eating spicy foods or acidic foods makes my chest/heart hurt..Possible cause?

Eating spicy foods or acidic  foods makes my chest/heart hurt..Possible cause?

Reflux : Common with spices foods caffeine sources and alcohol if occasional liquid antacid good for immediate relief. If chronic should see physician. ...Read more