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I want to go get a blood test for allergies. Will this assess for all types of allergens? Will it tell if I'm allergic to food dyes?

I want to go get a blood test for allergies. Will this assess for all types of allergens? Will it tell if I'm allergic to food dyes?

Uncertain: Every single test needs be interpreted with the history and physical findings in context. Food dye allergy. other than to red carmine dye, is very rare if non-existent although it was in vogue over 40 years ago. ...Read more

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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Hi I was wondering if I may have an allergy to rye (i'm allergic to rye grass) or gluten (not allergic to wheat or corn though) or dextrin or food coloring dyes that are artificial , since I was eating cheez-its and starburst last night and noticed my thr

Hi I was wondering if I may have an allergy to rye (i'm allergic to rye grass) or gluten (not allergic to wheat or corn though) or dextrin or food coloring dyes that are artificial , since I was eating cheez-its and starburst last night and noticed my thr

Beware that allergy: is simply a label for behavioral response. Pretense is that someone else (Doc, etc.) really understands what is happening when actually just repeating the clients complaints//descriptions of behavior(s), using different words/diagnostic-labels, while promoting theories to justify low-level theories aimed at justifying what is being promoted/sold. Best don't miss bigger issues & internal controls. ...Read more

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My daughter has a skin irritation/rash around her face when she eats certain food not sure what it is ava age 3, healthy no known allergies so far immunizations up to date? Thinking it might be red dye #40?

Rash: This could simply be a basic irritant dermatitis due to little ones getting as much food on their face as they get in their mouth. And the food can irritate the skin. Also, kids will lick around the mouth, causing irritation. See the pediatrician for evaluation or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?

I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to have an allergy to contrast dye?

Is it uncommon to have an allergy to contrast dye?

Contrast dye: Constrast dye reactions are now less common than when iodine was used in dyes. It is idiosyncratic, meaning there are no predictors for it, but can happen unsuspected. ...Read more

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Can you have a hair dye allergy?

Can you have a hair dye allergy?

Hair dye allergy: Definitely possible to be allergic to hair dye. Rash on scalp or around ears and back of neck after applying dye suggests allergy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hair dye allergy?

How do I know if I have hair dye allergy?

Patch testing: Quite a number of hair dyes are notorious allergens. If you read the small print on the dye , it warns of reactions. If you develop a rash and/or severe itching on your neck, upper back and/or your forehead and eyelids initially a week after dyeing your hair and with time the interval getting shorter, odds are significant. For diagnosis, see an allergist/immunologist for patch testing. ...Read more

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Nuralgia or hair dye allergy, how can I tell?

Nuralgia or hair dye allergy, how can I tell?

easiest solution: The easiest solution would be to see if it gets better after stopping the hair dye. Also, if it gets better with allergy medications, it probably is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a hair dye allergy or dermatitis?

How to tell the difference between a hair dye allergy or dermatitis?

Can be a challenge: Allergic reactions to hair dye and other hair hair chemicals (perms) can lead to skin reaction on the scalp called dermatitis. These products may also lead to skin reaction on the eyelids. Another scalp condition is seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap in infants). A dermatologist or allergist would be a good resource to sort out the cause of the rash. Allergy patch testing may be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more