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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


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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Gelatin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Gelatin allergy?

Gelatin allergy: Is a food allergy. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. Here is an article about gelatin allergies: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/533062-can-you-be-allergic-to-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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What is the definition or description of: gellatin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: gellatin allergy?

Unusual but real: Gelatin is a protein substance derived from collagen (ligaments/tendons). It is used as a gelling agent in food and pharmaceuticals. It has been implicated in allergic reactions to MMR vaccine. ...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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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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How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

Nasal symptoms: Cedar pollen allergy causes runny nose, congestion, sneeze and itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of allergies in people?

What are the usual symptoms of allergies in people?

Depends: Upper airway: stuffy nose, itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, itchy roof of mouth or throat, itchy, watery eyes.
Lungs: coughing, wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath
skin: itchy rash. (itchy without rash, rash not itchy is not allergy)
gi: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea after eating certain foods. Gi symptoms are not specific to allergy. History is very important. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

Depends on to what.: Allergy symptoms vary based on route of exposure. Examples: runny nose, sneezing and itchy nose with breathing pollen or dog dander, etc. Abdominal pain, nausea, hives with a food allergen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

Various: A medication allergy may cause severe symptoms such as rash or hives, swelling of the tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or death. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate the symptoms of my allergy to my cats?

How do I alleviate the symptoms of my allergy to my cats?

Avoid cats: If that's at all possible, avoidance is the best measure, however if not possible, bathing the cat once every week at least is advisable, owning a less hairy female cat, all this might be helpfull, more of help though is seeing an allergist for examination and testing to decide on whether further cat exposure isn't harmful, and whether u r a candidate for immunotherapy against cat dander. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of dairy allergies?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of dairy allergies?

Varies: Milk allergy can present with a variety of symptoms including: rash, hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, trouble breathing, belly pain, vomiting and rarely death. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what type of cell causes allergy symptoms?

I'm curious as to what type of cell causes allergy symptoms?

Lots: When we think of 'typical' allergy a lot of it has to do with mast cells (a type of white blood cell) and eosinophils. Both of these cells make interleukens which go through the body. Mast cells are the ones that release the most histamine. ...Read more

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What is the difference in symptoms bteween a cold and allergies?

What is the difference in symptoms bteween a cold and allergies?

Keeps coming back: They are similar! Itchy nose, sneezing, nasal congeston, running nose, coughing, sinus pain/fullness, post nasal drip. No fever with allergies, though. And most with allergies don't 'feel sick'; but they do feel tired, fatigued, wiped out. Why? Because allergies, like colds, tigger immune responses that sap energy. ...Read more

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What is the difference in symptoms bteween a cold and allergies?

What is the difference in symptoms bteween a cold and allergies?

Sometimes difficult: But except in very severe cases of allergy, people don't lose appetite with allergy which is also not associated with a fever. Allergy may also be seasonal. Cold is more common when school starts and in the winter, allergy in the warmer months. Cold is not relieved by antihistamine which does reduce allergic symptoms. Hope these points are helpful. ...Read more

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I am having allergy symptoms in my house. What may cause these outbreaks?

Indoor allergies: Common indoor allergens include dust mite and animal dander. Other less common indoor allergens are mold, cockroach, other pets (birds, rodents), and feathers (pillows, comforters). During tree, grass or weed pollen season, pollen may blow through screens or open doors or windows, making it seem like indoor allergens. An allergist can perform skin tests for these and have an answer in 20 min. ...Read more

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What are cedar allergy symptoms?

What are cedar allergy symptoms?

Cedar.: Cedar symptoms are the same as any other inhalent allergy. If you are asthmatic, it may cause asthma, it may cause nasal or eye allergies just like ragweed. It does not cause a fever unless there is a complication. Sometimes cedar allergic patients have problems with other similar trees such as christmas boughs or trees. A tip off is that it affects patients in the winter months. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food allergy?

Can vary: Ige mediated food allergy symptoms may include hives, swelling, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, and even drop in blood pressure. Symptoms typically occur within 2 hours of food ingestion. For more info go to foodallergy. Org. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergy or toxicity?

None: To my knowlege titanium is biologically inert meaning it cannot cause an allergic reaction. However, if you have dental implants placed it is possible that the implants are failing or need to be looked at by your dentist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having latex allergy?

What are the symptoms of having latex allergy?

Several: Natural rubber latex protein allergy can present as anaphylaxis, hives, wheezing, swelling, and rhinitis. Chemicals used in the processing of latex can lead to contact dermatitis rash. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of wheat allergies?

What are the usual symptoms of wheat allergies?

A variety!: Depending on the patient, food allergy symptoms can include:itchy mouth/throat, facial &/or airway swelling, difficulty breathing or talking, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (can be bloody), flushing, hives, eye redness, itch, &/or swelling, runny, itchy, &/or stuffy nose, sneezing, abdominal pain, feeling of impending doom and even shock or cardiac arrest! ...Read more

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Should I take my nebulizer for allergy symptoms?

Should I take my nebulizer for allergy symptoms?

Allergy/Asthma: If you are having asthma symptoms then you should definitely use the nebulizer exactly as prescribed. If you are sick and having significant respiratory issues, then you should get in to see your doctor or an urgent care for more appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tree nut allergies reaction?

What are the symptoms of tree nut allergies reaction?

Typical Allergy Sy: Tree nut allergy can present with runny nose, itchy nose and eyes, itchy skin, lip/tongue or throat swelling, hives, wheezing, asthma symptoms, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, passing out and rarely death. ...Read more

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What must I do if allergy symptoms are disturbing my sleep?

What must I do if allergy symptoms are disturbing my sleep?

Antihistamines: A trial of antihistamines may help many can be bought over the counter. Avoid the sedating ones. ...Read more

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Which symptoms are fibro and which are allergies, or can you tell?

Which symptoms are fibro and which are allergies, or can you tell?

Fibromyalgia symptom: Symptoms of fibromyalgia (is that your q?)=painful muscles, joints, tendons, soft tissues. Allergy symp: itching, sneezing, congestion, coughing, wheezing, etc. There is little overlap. Food allergies can cause abdominal pain and rarely joint pain, but mainly episodically after the food, not chronically like fibromyalgia. Both have fatigue. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001463/. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Gelatin Allergy (Definition)

Is a food allergy. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. Here is an article about gelatin ...Read more


Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

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