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If you have never been allergic to animals, what are the chances of developing this allergy in adult age? Never reacted to anything (food, animals)
Allergies: Are you exhibiting symptoms around animals? Theoratically yes you can become allergic to animals as an adult. If you have symptoms, see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more
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
Trial Run: There is no such thing as an "allergy-free" dog. Hypoallergenic dogs often touted by breeders and more expensive. Unlike cat allergy where all breeds usually cause symptoms, there is evidence that dog allergy sufferers might be able to tolerate certain breeds. Everyone is different however. See Allergist to confirm dog allergy then "trial run" a breed and see if symptoms develop before purchase. ...Read more
I have allergies to all nut and milk products, is Ground Sumac something that is safe for me to eat or add to any dishes?
Yes: yes, Sumac is not a nutGet a more detailed answer ›
I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and that my tongue is going to swell because of the food i eat. Have no food allergy or other allergies?
You ready to work ?: Worrying about a health issue you don't have is a smoke screen you erected (likely subconsciously) to shield your thoughts from your real fear. If you waste time on made up issues you can be stuck forever. If you are ready to do the work & find a good therapist to help, you can get past this but it requires looking for the real issue you fear. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Food processing: When foods are processed, oftentime by heating, the proteins are frequently altered and rendered less allergenic. Such is the case in the oral allergy syndrome where various fresh fruits that when eaten raw cause oropharyngeal pruritus and/or swelling, if cooked or processed they are well tolerated without causing symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has seasonal allergies and they are really bad. What vitamins or foods would be food for him?
Dairy and wheat allergy in my 4 year old my son has been diagnosed with asthma and allergies to dairy and wheat - we cut out everything that contains we are now on a gluten and dairy free diet - however when we went to the specialist he said the allergies
Physicians : Physicians usually rely on science and evidence to advise parents. It's interesting to speculate on causes but speculation is not evidence in the scientific meaning. Dairy and wheat allergies are diagnosed by specific tests and these allergies can be related to asthma and eczema. If the rash you are mentoining is eczema, it is impossible to say exactly what is causing it. Grapes may be exacerbating it and it is easy enough to eliminate that from a diet. Inhalation of 'salt water' alone for asthma has not been proven helpful based on evidence. Saline is commonly used to mix medicine with to allow it to be aerosolized in a nebulizer. Saline can be soothing to irritated membranes and may also have a placebo effect. Asthma and eczema sometimes do resolve as children get older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son do not eat any vegtables neither fruit.He is 15 years now.I tried to explain to him that this would be a great problem in the future..Help....?
My daughter is allergic to fish and has had anaphylaxis after smelling it, so our whole family avoids fish. Do we need to supplement any nutrients?
Read lables: Food allergies vary from mild to life threatening. Most fall into the mild category with many vague effects on digestion or health. Specific food intolerance are best managed by educating yourself on what foods you should avoid.Processed foods may contain items you want to avoid, but the labels will list the contents. Various websites have lists you can download. ...Read more
Whay are so many allergic to peanut butter of a sudden? When I was in school that is all anyone ever ate!?
Peanut Allergy: Better testing...Increasing population....More aware parent's, schools, and patients....Media overdoing it.....And possibly it simply is on the rise. For example....Autism has been around since the dawn of time but it is only the last 10-15 yrs we actually have a name for it. ...Read more
If someone has an allergy to wheat/gluten/grains, what occurs when they eat any of them together?
Small Bowel Inflamed: If diagnosed with celiac diease, please read labels carefully and avoid all foods with wheat, barley, rye (includes breads). Explore the gluten-free aisles of your supermarket. Enjoy products made with rice, soy, oats and liberalize fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats. Consider blood testing for tissue transglutaminase antibody to assess whether your diet is truly free of gluten. ...Read more
My husband believes that it's unsafe to drink water when eating seafood. Is there any reason for believing this ? My husband has had some dermatitis all over his body and two different dermatologists couldn't trace what might have caused it.
Can ragweed allergy cross-react with spaghetti squash? Could this be the reason I seem to have more food allergies diagnosed in the Fall?
Not aware: Although ragweed can cross react with melon/cantaloupe and perhaps even banana, I am not aware of any association with spaghetti squash. Whether you have a true food allergy or not should not change with season although the symptoms may be more severe with higher exposure to allergens of any kind. ...Read more
Can i reduce my severe food allergies? I've just learned that i'm allergic to shellfish and nuts. I'm 50 years old and have never had a reaction to any type of seafood, or any other food, until recently. Why would i suddenly develop food allergies? Are th
Possible: If one or both parents have allergy, the risk for the child to have allergy increases dramatically. However, they do not inherit the specific allergy directly. They become allergic based on their own exposures. So they may not have the same set of allergies as their parents. Be cautious. ...Read more
My blood result came back with food allergies, is it safe to eat those foods if I have no allergic symptoms?
I'm trying to diet but my grandma cooks the most fattening food. What should I do if that's all I have to eat?
Eat less enjoy more: Eat less of the fattening foods and enjoy them more- stay away from sauces and fried food if possible. If food is fried, eat less of it. Try asking her to steam veggies- its easy and takes no time or effort. You can have a fresh fruit for dessert. ...Read more
If I want to eat fresh food, is it ok to grow my own in my yard? Havent treated the grass with chemicals for 6 yr.
Yes: That's the best thing. You know exactly whats going into the soil and being added to the plants. And you get truly fresh produce. It will also be the best tasting produce you can find. But it does take time & daily commitment. ...Read more
Yes most of the time: Usually protein in the food causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. Example:milk allergy may be caused by casein protein in the milk. Allergies to carbohydrate unit of red meats is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more
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