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Coconut Allergy Symptoms
Coconut allergy (IgE blood test +).Had trouble breathing after using shampoo & body wash. Is this just random asthma symptom or could it be allergy?
If you used a: product with coconut oil in it, that could be an allergy. There also could be a reaction to tree nuts in someone with a coconut allergy. So look at the ingredients of the products you are using carefully. If you're not sure about something, you can ask your allergist/primary care doctor. ...Read more
Chicken allergy is an immunologic reaction to consumption of chicken. Some children will have a condition known as food protein induced enterocolitis in which they developed delayed symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain hours after consumption of chicken. Others may have an immediate allergic reaction via an ige mediated mechanism characterized by hives, itch, ...Read more
Yes: You cannot be allergic to something you've never been exposed to so you have to eat a food at least once to develop an allergy to it. ...Read more
Should not: If you have a true coconut allergy, you should avoid the oil too. ...Read more
More Details: Not sure what you mean by this? If you can tolerate coconut with no immediate symptoms (minutes-2hrs) like hives, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, etc. then you are not likely allergic. Other more chronic symptoms could be unrelated or secondary to food intolerance. See Allergist for further workup if concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: The fda considers coconut to be a nut. Practically speaking coconut allergy is far less common than peanut, pistachio, cashew, walnut, pecan or hazelnut allergy. Here's an area where consultation with a board-certified allergist and skin or blood testing and perhaps a supervised oral challenge can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Peanuts are not a nut and in no way related to coconut they are the fruit of a tree the same as other tree fruits however if you child is allergic to peanuts and may have others so when introducing new foods do so carefully when he goes to school be sure he is protected from sitting near children who may have peanuts in their lunch there are substitutes for peanut butter that he may have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could oil cause allergy to my 1 mnth old son. He has red rashes all over his body. Please suggest what to use for massage. tried coconut n olive oil?
Do food allergies cause long term damage? Newly diagnosed: tomato, barley, tree nuts, coconut. Mild positives: wheat, soy, peanut, egg. How to manage?
No: Food allergies do not cause long term damage, but it is unlikely that you developed true food allergies at your age. And that is quite the laundry list of positive tests. It sounds to me like someone who really doesn't understand food allergies put on a bunch of skin tests or, more likely, ordered a boatload of blood tests. See a board certified allergist to get a more accurate interpretation ...Read more
No proof: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care & for viruses. There are many other conditions that it is puported to treat that have not been scientifically demonstrated at this time (to include allergies). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rash and anaphylaxis: The most common allergic reaction to a drug is a rash. In severe cases this is accompanied by breathing trouble and could even be life-threatening anaphylaxis. Stomach upset is a common side effect and is not likely to be a true allergy. However, it is still important to let your doctor know this. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on what symptoms you are experiencing. For throat tightness or shortness of breath call and ambulance or get to the emergency room. For skin rash you can take an over the counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine. Either way it is best to keep a food diary and discuss the foods you believe are causing your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
Many: The most common symptoms of a dairy or milk allergy or GI symptoms and skin symptoms. Gi symptoms would be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (with tiny amounts). Skin symptoms would be hives, itching, swelling, or flare of eczema. In infants, bloody stools can be seen. In infants, a rare lung reaction to milk is called heiner's syndrome. A severe milk reaction is anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more
Cockroach particles become part of the dust of buildings, homes or apartments where they live. Even if the roaches are killed, that structure will continue to have particles of dead cockroach in the dust. People can become allergic by breathing that dust and develop symptoms of allergic rhinitis or asthma with future exposures. Avoidance of exposure to this dust is the ...Read more
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 ...Read more