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Foods Not To Eat That Have Pigweed In Them My Son Has Thi Allergy
Potent allergen: Pigweed is a weed, from a plant family with a latin name is amaranthus. The pollen of this plant is very potent to induce allergic disease. People exposed to pigweed develop allergy to pigweed pollen easier than to other weed pollen, similar to ragweed pollen. They suffer from allergic respiratory symptoms, especially during the fall. ...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
Fall weed: Pigweed is a type of weed that usually pollinates in the fall in most areas of the USA. Inhalation of pigweed pollen, when allergic, can cause nasal and eye allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy nose, itchy watery eyes, and sometimes cough or breathing difficulty if allergy is severe enough. ...Read more
Egg allergy: Yes! Eggs in food still need to be avoided as heat does not denaturize the egg molecule. ...Read more
My son seems to be having a food allergy to my breastmilk, my diet hasn't changed. Why would he be having a reaction now?
Allergy: An allergy can develop at any time ...Read more
Not directly: Allergies do not cause fevers but secondary conditions related to allergies can cause fevers such as ear infections that resulted from fluid behind the ear drum that becomes infected. ...Read more
My son has food allergies to wheat, soy and milk, so can anyone share a recipe or a site that's helpful?
Is it likely the type of allergy causing allergic shiners could be a food allergy or a sinus or hayfever problem? My son has all year round?
Could someone with a food allergy possibly breathe something they are allergic to and have a reaction with hives? My son is allergic to something so we have been avoiding a lot of the most common allergens but is still breaking out in hives.
Allergist: Finding the cause of recurrent hives is very elusive and in these cases an allergist is best qualified to do the investigation. The offending agent could be internal or external including temperature change, exercise, etc. While waiting for the allergist's appointment, the pediatrician may prescribe an antihistamine for symptom relief. ...Read more
My son can eat peanut butter sandwiches, but the second he eats nuts, he has itchy ears and itchy throat. Does this count as an allergy?
Different allergens: Peanut and tree nut allergens are different. I would recommend your son be evaluated with specific allergy testing. ...Read more
Is a class 3 peanut allergy something to worry over? My son is 3 and he has been having some tummy problems. His GI ordered some blood work for food allergies. It came back as a class 3 peanut allergy. A week before he had a skin test for allergies and al
Workup/mgt: I would suggest avoiding all peanut products including peanut oil and observing whether the symptoms resolve. The test called a CAP test can then be repeated at that time. Children who are allergic to one food may be allergic to other allergens as well. There was a study that indicated faucets in public and at schools are one source of peanut contamination, so the surfaces should be cleaned. ...Read more
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Sort of: The less exposure, the better. If he is genetically predisposed to develop a cat allergy, there is enough cat dander in the environment that he probably will. However, the more exposure he has, such as going for daycare in a home with cats, or - worse - bringing a cat into the home to live with him, the more likely he is to develop a cat allergy, and the worse the symptoms will become. ...Read more
My son had an allergy test today and it came back negative to almost everything. Why is he reacting?
???? symptoms???: Many people assume that nasal congestion is due to allergies. You fail to realize that the nasal membranes react for many reasons. Sensitivity to airborne fumes/dust/cleaning odors/fragrances/etc are common. There can be structural issues in the nose. If there are skin issues that also can come from many sources. We can help you more when you provide more detail about the problem. ...Read more
My son has a bad allergy reaction to something we aren't sure what but I have gave him 3 doses of benydril it is not helping?
Serious allergy: Call your doctor immediately. You may need to be seen in the er. ...Read more
My son is over 1yr old and still gets formula for an allergy. Is it okay to give expired formula? I have a ton that expired Oct. 1st
Expired formula: It is always best to stop the formula after expiration date has occurred. Efficacy of the elements in the formula may not be as good, sometimes even getting sick from it. That said, one can use outdated formula x 1 month after the expiration, but would throw out end Oct when used up. ...Read more
Treat early: The best time to treat fall allergy symptoms is before they start. The most effective treatment for allergic rhinitis is the prescription nasal cortisone sprays such as qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) flonase, etc. Nasonex (mometasone) is approved to age 2 years old. Antihistamines can also be helpful. If symptoms not controlled, an allergist can be a great source of information and advice. ...Read more
My son is very dependent on his pills for a few years now. The allergies are so bad that he can barely sleep at night : (any advice?
See allergist: There are steroid nasal sprays that work really well if pills are not helping. There is a prescription medication called singulair (montelukast) that might help. In addition to these, there are allergy shots that usually help. Some people have obstructions in the nose that need to be treated by an ENT doctor. See an allergist or ENT for treatment options. ...Read more
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 more
Milk protein allergy: Simple way to test and that is having your doc check the stool for microscopic blood with a guaic test. Your son might be colicky, have loose and/or mucous stool or might even have visible blood in the stool. ...Read more
No: Removing the tonsils won't change your sons allergies. However, they might help some of the symptoms. If your son snores badly and he is allergic, sometimes his snoring and airway symptoms might be in part due to allergies and in part due to his tonsils. Removing the tonsils might therefore be thought to help his "allergies.". ...Read more
Sensitivity: If an allergist has told you he has an allergy please don't test it by giving him peanuts. Food sensitivities can build over time, which means he could eventually have a very serious reaction. ...Read more
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