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I have developed an awful allergy to cod liver oil which keeps repeating even though i've stopped taking the capsules . Can you advise what i can do?

I have developed an awful allergy to cod liver oil which keeps repeating even though i've stopped taking the capsules . Can you advise what i can do?

Cod liver oil: Allergic reactions to medications, supplements or foods usually resolve within 1-3 days, unless metabolites are still in the system and haven't cleared. If allergy symptoms are severe and include difficulty breathing or swallowing, etc, see a healthcare provider. If symptoms are mild, an antihistamine should be helpful. Cod liver oil would be an unusual allergy, so if persists see allergist. ...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


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Cod liver oil okay to take? I have a shellfish allergy. Also double q. Are probiotics good for fungus on tongue or yeast overgrowth in stomach?

Cod liver oil okay to take? I have a shellfish allergy. Also double q. Are probiotics good for fungus on tongue or yeast overgrowth in stomach?

Cod liver oil OK: There are 5 main groups of seafood: bony fish (cod), crustaceans (shrimp), bivalves (clam), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (squid). There is cross-reactivity within each group but rarely between groups, so cod is ok with shellfish allergy. Probiotics are healthy but have minimal effect on mouth fungus (thrush). Most experts feel stomach fungal/yeast overgrowth doesn't exist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cat allergys?

How can I get rid of cat allergys?

Allergy shots: Treatment for cat allergy includes avoiding cats (not keeping them at home), medications to treat symptoms, and for long term relief, allergy injections (allergy shots). An allergist can review the benefits and risks of allergy shots. This is the only disease modifying strategy to relieve symptoms long term. ...Read more

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Are food allergies genetic?

Are food allergies genetic?

Loaded Question: To some degree they may be. For example in peanut allergic children subsequent sibs are probably at a higher risk than the general population for peanut allergy. However, the genetics of allergic disease is very complex and one generally passes on the ability to be allergic rather than a specific allergy. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my baby from developing allergies?

How can I prevent my baby from developing allergies?

Nothing Much: There are really no proven techniques which have been demonstrated scientifically to prevent the development of allergies. ...Read more

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I have developed an awful allergy to cod liver oil which keeps repeating even though i've stopped taking the capsules . Can you advise what i can do?

Cod liver oil: Allergic reactions to medications, supplements or foods usually resolve within 1-3 days, unless metabolites are still in the system and haven't cleared. If allergy symptoms are severe and include difficulty breathing or swallowing, etc, see a healthcare provider. If symptoms are mild, an antihistamine should be helpful. Cod liver oil would be an unusual allergy, so if persists see allergist. ...Read more

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Cod liver oil okay to take? I have a shellfish allergy. Also double q. Are probiotics good for fungus on tongue or yeast overgrowth in stomach?

Cod liver oil OK: There are 5 main groups of seafood: bony fish (cod), crustaceans (shrimp), bivalves (clam), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (squid). There is cross-reactivity within each group but rarely between groups, so cod is ok with shellfish allergy. Probiotics are healthy but have minimal effect on mouth fungus (thrush). Most experts feel stomach fungal/yeast overgrowth doesn't exist. ...Read more

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