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How common are allergies to onions?

How common are allergies to onions?

Onion Allergy: Not very although it is possible; just depends on what your allergic reaction is. Because onions grow in the ground, it might be that you are allergic to grass or weeds but have a cross-reactive reaction taking place called oral-allergy syndrome. ...Read more

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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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How common are dairy allergies?

How common are dairy allergies?

Common: As food allergies go, milk is one of the more common offenders. More common in kids and there's a good chance they'll outgrow it. ...Read more

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How common are food allergies?

How common are food allergies?

4-8, 2-4%: 4-8% of children in the USA are allergic to foods, and about 2-4% of adults. Allergic reactions to foods can be life threatening, so you need to be prepared to deal with a reaction at any time. About one hundred fifty people die of food allergic reactions in the USA every year. ...Read more

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How common are fish allergies?

How common are fish allergies?

About 1 in 200: A 2004 study by scott sicherer et al pegged an overall rate of seafood allergy in the us at a little over 2% - that's one in 50. Most of that allergy was reported for shellfish. The rate of fish allergy was 0.6% - less than 1 in a 100 and closer to 1 in 200 persons. ...Read more

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How common are peanut allergies?

How common are peanut allergies?

Approximately 1-2%: Rates of peanut allergies have increased over the past two decades. In 1997, only 0.4% of children had peanut allergies as opposed to 1.4% in 2008. The prevalence of combined peanut or tree nut allergies in children was 2.1 percent in 2008, compared to 0.6 percent in 1997. In regards to adults, peanut and/or tree nut allergies remained steady among adults, with a rate of 1.3%. ...Read more

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I get common cold quite easily, mainly allergic to dust. Are there ways to make body more immune to such irritants naturally?

I get common cold quite easily,  mainly allergic to dust.  Are there ways to make body more immune to such irritants naturally?

Better nose: Often nasal funtction is impaired when congested.This can be related to nasal inflammation from dust allergy and irriitants.Your defenses and resistance can be compromised oftrn leading to more viral infections and sinus disease.Contolling dust and avoiding irritants may improve resistance.Medications to improve nasal function or decrease inflammation should help. ...Read more

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How common are latex allergies?

How common are latex allergies?

Less common: Once manufacturers stopped using cornstarch powder and spray molds, immediate-type reactions like sneezing and wheezing became much less common. Now latex allergy is rarely seen outside of high exposure groups such as health care workers and persons who have had multiple surgeries for spina bifida, genitourinary malformations, etc. ...Read more

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Antibiotics allergies are how common?

Antibiotics allergies are how common?

Tricky question: Not as often as people think. Studies have shown that up to 80% of people reporting a medication allergy and not actually allergic to that medicine. Often with antibiotics the rash is actually due to the underlying infection being targeted with medication and not the medication itself. Talk to an allergist. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more

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How can I treat sinusitis and are there any foods to avoid?

How can I treat sinusitis and are there any foods to avoid?

Suggestion: Saline rinses, hydration, lemon tea with honey, sudafed, afrin 3 days on 3 days off, sleep with head elevated 30 deg, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, vitamin c, echinacea, zinc lozenges. Some think caffeine and milk thicken mucous and are to be avoided. If symptoms escalate over 7-10 days or continue > 3-4 weeks then may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are some weird ways to get rid of colds or allergies?

I'm curious as to what are some weird ways to get rid of colds or allergies?

See allergist for: Chronic allergy issues. Symptomatic relief only for colds. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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How common are chocolate allergies for a toddler?  have you heard of people being allergic to chocolate?

How common are chocolate allergies for a toddler?  have you heard of people being allergic to chocolate?

Traces of peanuts: Watch for labels that say "contains traces of peanut", "may contain traces of peanut", "made on shared equipment with peanut" & "made in a plant where peanuts are processed". There's a 10% chance of measurable peanut in any of these situations - sometimes enough to trigger reaction in an allergic person. Hazelnut (aka filbert) & almond are often found in chocolate especially european chocolates. ...Read more

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How common are dog allergies?

How common are dog allergies?

Common: Allergic rhinitis including allergy to dogs is common, affecting 10-30% of people in the U.S. Rates seems to be increasing over time, particularly in urban areas.These statistic include all allergy sufferers (trees, grass, weeds, dust mites, molds, cats, dogs, etc). I don't have rates for dog allergy sufferers specifically. ...Read more

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What are the foods people are allergic to besides milk, nuts, shellfish?

What are the foods people are allergic to besides milk, nuts, shellfish?

Anything: Theoretically, a person could be allergic to any food, but practically, in the U.S., the most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, and, recently, sesame seed. ...Read more

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What are some ways to deal with pollen, dust allergies?

What are some ways to deal with pollen, dust  allergies?

Prevention & meds: Dust prevention: hypoallergenic mattress sheet and pillow case, vacuum often, avoid clutter in room, change ac filter often, never use ceiling fan, air-purifier. Pollen prevention. Sinus rinse, shower after returning from outdoor, be proactive about medicine by checking pollen.Com. Days with high pollen count make sure to take your meds. Meds: otc like claritine/zyrtec, nasal spray rx by md. ...Read more

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How are eczema and allergies related?

How are eczema and allergies related?

Yes: About 30% of patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food, dust mite, or less likely animal dander or pollen. ...Read more

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How prevalent are food allergies and is it easy to identify the symptoms?

How prevalent are food allergies and is it easy to identify the symptoms?

Prevalence low: 10-15% of public reports food allergy; when screened for good history and skin or blood tests showing allergic antibodies to suspected food only 6-8% of kids under 3 and 3-4% of adults have confirmed food allergy. Typical symptoms occur within 2 hr of each time small amount of food eaten, e.g. Itchy/swollen lips/mouth, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, flushing, hives, chest tightness, low bp. ...Read more

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Which types of foods do you think are most likely to cause foodborne illnesses. Why ?

Which types of foods do you think are most likely to cause foodborne illnesses. Why
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Foodborne illnesses: Each locale has its own "biggest cause of foodborne illness." outbreaks may involve bacteria (salmonella, shigella, c.Perfringens, c.Botulinum, b.Cereus, v.Parahaemolyticus, campylobacter, staph aureus), virus (norwalk, hepatitis a), chemical (ciguatoxin, scobrotoxin, mushrooms, heavy metals), water contamination (giardia, s.Typhi), others. Watch out for "traveller's diarrhea" (especially etec). ...Read more

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How common are allergies to onions?

Onion Allergy: Not very although it is possible; just depends on what your allergic reaction is. Because onions grow in the ground, it might be that you are allergic to grass or weeds but have a cross-reactive reaction taking place called oral-allergy syndrome. ...Read more

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How common are dog allergies?

Common: Allergic rhinitis including allergy to dogs is common, affecting 10-30% of people in the U.S. Rates seems to be increasing over time, particularly in urban areas.These statistic include all allergy sufferers (trees, grass, weeds, dust mites, molds, cats, dogs, etc). I don't have rates for dog allergy sufferers specifically. ...Read more

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How common are dairy allergies?

Common: As food allergies go, milk is one of the more common offenders. More common in kids and there's a good chance they'll outgrow it. ...Read more

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What are some common allergies?

Several: Inhalant allergies are to pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold, venom allergies to stinging insects as bees, wasp, hornets and yellow jackets, contact allergies to cosmetics, jewelry, chemicals, drug allergies, food allergies, you name it.. ...Read more

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What's causing my common allergies?

What's causing my common allergies?

Pollen dust pets: Many things in the environment can cause allergies...Pollen pets food dust bees. An allergist can be very helpful in figuring it out for you see www.Acaai.Org. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of commin allergies?

What are some symptoms of commin allergies?

Allergies: Allergies to environmental allergens can cause runny nose, cough, sneezing, rash, itchy nose, itchy throat, post nasal drip. ...Read more

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What are the most common spring-time allergies?

What are the most common spring-time allergies?

Tree pollen: The most common spring-specific allergen is tree pollen. Grass typically pollinates in the summer, weeds in the fall. Perennial allergens are around all year, and include pets and dust mites. ...Read more

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What are the common factors that trigger allergies?

What are the common factors that trigger allergies?

Pollen dust pets: Many things in the environment can cause allergies...Pollen pets food dust bees. An allergist can be very helpful in figuring it out for you. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms you get with cat allergies?

What are common symptoms you get with cat allergies?

Symptoms: Similar to other allergies. Sneezing, runny nose, and watery & itchy eyes. You could possibly get hives from the cat saliva, if you are sensitive. Unlike tv ads would have you believe, specific allergen causes do not cause specific symptoms or require specific treatment. Although, food allergies are a different story. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of allergies in people?

What are the most common types of allergies in people?

Inhalant allergies: Allergies are developed through exposure so prevalence depends on which allergens are present in a given area. In general, tree, grass, and weed pollens, dust mites, cats dogs, and mold spores are the most common airborne allergens. ...Read more

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Why are some allergies moree common than others (like cats)?

Why are some allergies moree common than others (like cats)?

Exposure/foreignness: The frequency of an allergy is related to the amount of exposure that a population has and how likely a protein is to promote production of the allergic antibody. Proteins that are much different than those made by humans are more likely to cause this type of reaction. ...Read more

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What would be a significant or serious reaction to first time allergy shot? And how common is it ?

What would be a significant or serious reaction to first time allergy shot?  And how common is it ?

Anaphylaxis: Severe reaction would be throat swelling, difficulty breathing, hives over body. That is why allergy shots should be given in office prepared for that with epi pens on hand and patients should stay in office for 1/2 hour after shot. Not very common though ...Read more

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How common is an allergy or intolerance to nightshade vegetables/foods? What are the typical symptoms?

How common is an allergy or intolerance to nightshade vegetables/foods? What are the typical symptoms?

Fairly: Allergy is likely rare but intolerance likely fairly common. Allergy to foods in the nightshades family in not that different from other allergy allergies although anaphylaxis must be very rare. As for intolerance, it can be almost anything with different people having different symptoms to a certain food. ...Read more

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Are milk allergies common?

Are milk allergies common?

Yes: Somewhere between 2-5% of children will have a milk allergy. Many but not all will outgrow that allergy as they get older. By adulthood only 0.1-0.5% of people will have an allergy. However, milk intolerance (lactose intolerance) is extremely common in adults. While not a "true" allergy, it can cause gas and diarrhea when milk is drunk. This happens in 25% of caucasians and 90% of asians. ...Read more

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Are wheat allergies really common?

Are wheat allergies really common?

Wheat allergy: Wheat allergy is thought to be rare. Less than 1% of the population suffers from true food allergy to wheat. Also it is important to remember that true food allergy to wheat is different than gluten sensitivity / celiac disease. ...Read more

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Are sunflowers a common cause of allergy?

Are sunflowers a common cause of allergy?

Rarely: In general insect pollenated plants have low allergy potential because the pollen is too heavy to be carried by air currents into your nose. Flowers are giant advertising signs for plants attracting insects to them with bright colors and interesting aromas. The plant trades nectar for a chance for its pollen to hitchhike from one flower to the next on the bug's back. ...Read more

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Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Indirectly: Allergy symptoms can include nasal congestion and inflammation of the posterior nasopharynx where the eustachian tube drains from the middle ear. With enough congestion, eustachian tube dysfunction can feel like ear popping or plugging that is uncomfortable. An ENT or allergist can assist in unraveling the ear discomfort. ...Read more