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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Garden Snail Allergy (Overview)

I have never seen or read about a case of garden snail allergy. If you do wish to make escargot with them, I understand that they will need to be fed only corn meal for about 30 days to rid of the poison (Be sure you double check this before sautee your snails since this is not the cooking channel).


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My daughter touched a garden snail, do I need to be worried?

My daughter touched a garden snail, do I need to be worried?

Not really: Yes children can be injured in many ways of not only chemical rneans, but the number of microbes and tiny nasties that are waiting in dirt is numerous. Gi symptoms are number one. I assume this was a brief encounter. If possible, capture the snail for your pediatrician.
Most important is letting your pediatrician know asap. Please do not wait. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Garden Snail Allergy (Overview)

I have never seen or read about a case of garden snail allergy. If you do wish to make escargot with them, I understand that they will need to be fed only corn meal for about 30 days to rid of the poison (Be sure you double check this before sautee your snails since this is not the cooking channel).


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What is the definition or description of: Garden snail allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Garden snail allergy?

Never seen one: I have never seen or read about a case of garden snail allergy. If you do wish to make escargot with them, I understand that they will need to be fed only corn meal for about 30 days to rid of the poison (Be sure you double check this before sautee your snails since this is not the cooking channel). ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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My daughter touched a garden snail, do I need to be worried?

Not really: Yes children can be injured in many ways of not only chemical rneans, but the number of microbes and tiny nasties that are waiting in dirt is numerous. Gi symptoms are number one. I assume this was a brief encounter. If possible, capture the snail for your pediatrician.
Most important is letting your pediatrician know asap. Please do not wait. ...Read more

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My one year old put a garden snail in her mouth. Is there anything I should be worried about? Should I take her to the Dr?

My one year old put a garden snail in her mouth. Is there anything I should be worried about? Should I take her to the Dr?

IN US not dangerous: You need to know if the snail was in an area that there are snail bites. They can have metaldehyde and cause poisoning like tremors, twitching and seizures. If the snail was in your garden and you do not use these bites you are probably ok. The snails in the US by themselves are not dangerous ...Read more

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What are good flowers to put in the garden in my yard that won't trigger my allergies (hay fever)?

What are good flowers to put in the garden in my yard that won't trigger my allergies (hay fever)?

See allergist: If you truly have hayfever, this is allergy just to ragweed, so you are safe to plant anything else. More likely, though, you have general seasonal allergies. It is impossible to say what specific flowers/plants any one individual would be allergic to without doing testing. One person can be very allergic to marigolds and roses, but do just fine with lilies and vinca. Use gloves when planting! ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for allergies?

How do I get tested for allergies?

Talk with your doc: There are 2 different ways to test for allergies: blood tests and skin tests. Talk with your doc about which one is best for you. ...Read more

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Can I grow out of my cat allergies?

Can I grow out of my cat allergies?

Allergies dynamic: Many children's allergies, foods more than inhalants, can greatly lessen or disappear (outgrow) over time, however cat (feline) sensitivity is one if the least likely of the inhalants to be list. The only treatment that may result in loosing one's cat allergy symptoms is immunotherapy (allergy shots) since they can lessen or resolve sensitivity rather than just treat symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for allergies?

Two main ways: Allergy testing can be done either through skin testing checking for sensitivities, or by doing a blood test checking for antibodies. There can be advantages and disadvantages to both. Best to discuss this with your doctor for your specific situation. ...Read more

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During the winter can I get allergy?

During the winter can I get allergy?

Yes: During the winter, the most common allergies are indoor allergies. These include dust mite, animal dander, indoor mold, and cockroach. In addition, some people develop allergies at their indoor workplace. ...Read more

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How log does an allergy attack last?

How log does an allergy attack last?

Depends: Most allergies untreated and environmental will give sneezing and rhinitis lasting a few hours to a couple of days. A severe allergy reaction, anaphylaxis, is a rapid severe response of swelling, difficulty breathing, elevated heart rate and is a medical emergency. This develops over about 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Yes: Allergies can cause chronic coughing, but a doctor will evaluate to look for other causes. Asthma (some people cough but don't wheeze), gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), allergic rhinitis (allergies in nose), non-allergic rhinitis (runny nose with negative allergy tests), TB (tuberculosis infection), throat cancer, lung cancer, sinusitis, drug side effects, etc... Can all cause chronic cough. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for an allergy?

How do you get tested for an allergy?

See an allergist: An allergist can perform a skin test for common environmental and/or food allergens. There is also a blood test that can be done. But most allergists will start with the skin test. ...Read more

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What can I do about my cat allergies?

What can I do about my cat allergies?

Avoid, Treat, Shots: 1) avoid cats
2) treat the symptoms of the allergy with antihistamines
3) an allergist can test you for various allergies and formulate allergy shots (immunotherapy) that will slowly build up your immune system's responce to those allergens (tolerance) over time (years). Cat allergy responds well to this therapy, when given by a properly trained allergist that follows the acaai/aaaai guidelines. ...Read more

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Do allergies permanently cure with time?

Do allergies permanently cure with time?

Not likely: If you're allergic to anything at 17 year of age, it is unlikely that you are going to grow out of it. You may need an evaluation of your allergies and reduce exposure to known allergens. ...Read more

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Do you take allergy pill with nightquil?

Not necessary: Nyquil is a multi-symptom cold relief medication that already contains an antihistamine. Therefore it is not necessary to take additional antihistamines such as found in allergy tablets. ...Read more

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Can you develop severe ragweed allergies?

Can you develop severe ragweed allergies?

Ragweed hater: Ragweed, a weed that pollenates from mid august till later september, is a major cause of respiratory allergy symptoms in much of the usa. The extent and severity of symptoms is dependent upon amount of exposure, degree of sensitivity, organ system involvement, and response to treatment. Therefore symptoms can very from mild to potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Can I take a child with allergies outside?

Can I take a child with allergies outside?

Absolutely: There is no reason not to. The allergies can be treated with otc medications. If they do not work, you can discuss the use of nasal steroid sprays with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for allergies?

What are some home remedies for allergies?

Home remedies allerg: There are several things you can do at home for allrgic symptoms.1for nasal congestion you can use saline nose drops2wash your hair with warm water and shmpoo as pollens can get collected during the day3wear surgical mask on high pollen days outside4drink pepperment tea5use staem to clear your sinuses6no carpets and wash your sheets weekly to prevent house dust mite, dehumidify your home. ...Read more

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How can I clear my annoying house allergy?

How can I clear my annoying house allergy?

Indoor allergens: Indoor allergens are usually dust mites, pollens, molds, cockroache, and/or animal danders. Environmental control, minimizing exposure, may be of some help as are topical/oral medication. If those are not adequate allergen immunotherapy is usually indicated. In rare extreme situations you might need ro move, but the "grass isn't always greener". Need to see board certiified allergist. ...Read more

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How to know when do you develop an allergy?

How to know when do you develop an allergy?

Any time: While most food allergies and asthma begin in childhood, they can develop at any time. Allergic rhinitis is most common in children, but can begin at any age. My oldest patient to develop dust mite allergy was over 65 years old! Drug and bee stings allergies don't usually occur on the first exposure/sting, but can occur anytime after that. Bottom line: never too young or too old for allergies! ...Read more

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What can be done about allergies naturally?

What can be done about allergies naturally?

Allergies: You should know what triggers them and avoid it, get tested by an allergist. Also a long term natural way to treat allergies is allergen desensitization or allergy shots, consult an allergist to best manage them. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my allergy symptoms?

Allergy treatment: Allergy treatment involves avoidance of the allergen whenever possible, medication to manage symptoms and in some instances allergy shots to help develop tolerance to unavoidable airborne allergens or stinging insects. ...Read more

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Does having a pet at home increase allergies?

Does having a pet at home increase allergies?

If allergic to it!: Most people are usually allergic to animal dander. Having a pet usually does not raise your risk for becoming allergic later in life, at least not in pediatrics. Many reason why one could be allergic, not all are clear, but the big one is your genes. So look into your family history! ...Read more

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What can untreated allergies do to your body?

What can untreated allergies do to your body?

Usually Nothing: Allergies to airborne particles cause multiple symptoms which are frustrating but usually won't cause long-term issues. Occasionally untreated allergies are associated with chronic infections (like sinusitis), asthma, and eczema. Rarely, untreated allergies can cause scarring in the nose and sinuses that may require surgery to relieve. ...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