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Dr. Thad Woodard Dr. Woodard
Pediatrics
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East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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/

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

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Dr. David Menchell Dr. Menchell
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

Dr. Lee Perry Dr. Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Stevan Cordas Dr. Cordas
Internal Medicine
53 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Andrew Murphy Dr. Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony Dr. Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
14 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Duane Gels Dr. Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
33 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

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