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Doctor insights on: Gelatin Allergies

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What are the consequences of having gelatin allergy?

What are the consequences of having gelatin allergy?

Avoidance needed: As with other food allergies, strict avoidance is required. It is important to check labels carefully. You should carry an Epinephrine auto-injector (epi-pen, ets.) vaccines, such as dtap, mmr, varicella and certain influenza vaccines contain gelatin. Desensitization protocols for these vaccines exist. ...Read more

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with gelatin allergy?

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with gelatin allergy?

Hives and others: Reactions to gelatin resemble those of other food allergens and may include hives, itching or swelling in the mouth, vomiting or breathing difficulties. Skin testing or blood testing can confirm this. Some cases of reactions to vaccines can be due to porcine gelatin. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for gelatin allergy?

Are there safe alternative therapies for gelatin allergy?

Gluten?: Gluten allergy is far more common than gelatin allergy. It produces celiac sprue -- if perhaps you meant "gluten", then the remedy is the most natural of all -- a closely managed diet. If i guessed wrong, then please forgive me. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son is 10 and has a gelatin, beef, pork allergy? Is there data on likelihood of outgrowing allergy? What are desensitization protocols? Thx

My son is 10 and has a gelatin, beef, pork allergy?  Is there data on likelihood of outgrowing allergy?  What are desensitization protocols? Thx

Workup/Mgt: I would suggest avoidance to these foods and then having a CAP test repeated which will provide the level of response called a specific IgE level. This level may be followed over time. Some food allergies wane over time, but I would advise a visit with your pediatrician to discuss further options. ...Read more

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Every time I eat any type of cold gelatin (ex: jello, gummy worms, gummysteak I get horribly sick. Is it allergies?

Every time I eat any type of cold gelatin (ex: jello, gummy worms, gummysteak I get horribly sick. Is it allergies?

Gelatin allergy: Gelatin, animal-derived protein containing high levels of collagen, is sometimes used as a dietary supplement for joint and arthritic conditions. Taken orally, gelatin can cause indigestion, bloating, heartburn and gas. This is due to a food intolerance, not a true allergy. Rarely, people can have an anaphylactic reaction to gelatin found in certain vaccines, such as the mmr, dtap and varicella. ...Read more

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Is clear gelatin-like mucus cancerous?

Is clear gelatin-like mucus cancerous?

Highly unlikely: Your gelatin like mucus is not indicative of cancer. There are any reason your mucus can change. Cancer is not really one of them. ...Read more

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How do vegetarians feel about gelatin in medicine?

How do vegetarians feel about gelatin in medicine?

Gelatin in Medicines: Gelatin, derived from the collagen inside animals' skin and bones is a commonly used coating agent in medicines Many vegetarians do not know that there is Gelatin in medicines prescribed to them; they usually do not ask their Physician about it. Those vegetarians with strong cultural beliefs will not take such medicines if they had the information; Vegans will also not take medicines with Gelatin ...Read more