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Foods That Cause Allergic Rhinitis
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
A few cause most: About 90% of serious food allergies caused by immune mechanisms come from a few foods: milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Allergies to fruits and vegetables are often due to cross-reactions with pollen allergies. However, there are also reactions that are not caused by immune mechanisms (intolerances) and these can occur to a wide range of other foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It usually is a protein in the food that causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. For example: milk allergy may be because of the casein protein in the milk. There also may be allergies to the carbohydrate unit of the meats but that is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more
Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 24-48 hours after exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are common include redness, itching and swelling. Sometimes blistering and weeping of the skin also develop. What you are allergic to is determined by your genes, not foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually airborne: Proteases are a subgroup of proteins, which are most common cause of allergies. For example, mold allergies are caused by contact with proteases found in molds. Allergies to proteins that are proteases have been described for respiratory allergies. Whether an individual can develop an allergic reaction (respiratory) by ingesting a protease is possible but unlikely. ...Read more
Possible: Anything about food allergy is likely possible but I must admit that there has been no study ,to my knowledge, addressing this issue. Theoretically one can postulate the such allergic combination can occur. Do note however that cooking in general reduces the allergenicity of a food and perhaps that's the reason why we have not observed this type of problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsils not allergic: Tonsillar tissue is lymphatic in origin and function covered by mucosa. As such the mucosal lining could swell with any acute allergic reaction involving the mouth. However, I am unaware of any allergic reaction that would cause isolated acute tonsillar inflammation (tonsilliitis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foods not allergy: Foods that we eat can effect our breath and the way our body smells. Garlic, onions and curry spices all are absorbed and then secreted in sweat altering body fragrance. It's not an allergy, in fact, it's physiologic. Foods that we eat are not completely broken down in the small intestine & enter the circulation. This is not leaky gut syndrome. Igg antibodies protect us from any potential harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It's not impossible for food allergies to cause nasal inflammation, but it is unusual. It's much more likely to happen in children. If you're talking about a long term, steady chronic sinus problem, then it's not likely a food allergy. Environmental allergies (pollens, dust, etc) commonly cause or worsen sinus problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can black mold cause rhinitis and allergic reaction? And what type of illness/symptoms could this induce?
Many: If you are allergic, asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis , and rarely hives may develop. If you have an impaired immune system, you may have invasive fungal disease. Some may develop allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (with aspergillus being more common) manifested usually as steroid-resistant asthma. Others hypersensitivity pneumonitis which when prolonged may cause permanent lung damage. ...Read more
Depends . . .: Where you live affects what allergens are prevalent during any given season. At the risk of schilling for big pharma (which i'm not), check out this link to a MAP of states that gives you some idea of what allergens tend to dominate where (http://www.Clarinex.Net/application/allergyinfo.Action?Link=geography). I tried to look for non-commercial maps but couldn't find any. Sorry! ...Read more
Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice or spicey food allergies are not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more
Seen several allergists, have multiple food allergies, can only tolerate 5 foods (others trigger asthma) chemical sensitivities. Suggestions?
Allergies : Pick one allergist and work on possible allergy shots or other treatments ...Read more
Yes: Sinuses have tiny openings into the nasal cavity allowing air exchange. When the nasal cavities are "congested" either from allergies (any cause), or a prolonged cold, these openings are blocked. The oxygen in the sinuses then slowly disappear and thus allows excessive growth of bacteria and consequently may cause sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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