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How Long Does Gelatin Allergy Associated With Normal 12 Mo Last
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
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
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
I'm suffering from chronic diarrhea for 9 mo. Lost 30 lbs. Tests are normal. Dr. Says allergy but don't know what. Don't know what to do. Help pls.
Diarrhea and allergy: If you already see a gastroenterologist. If all infectious, hormonal etiologies have been ruled out and your doctor see a lot of eosinophilic infiltration in your gut, you might have a type of food allergy that causes severe diarrhea called eosinophilic gastroenteritis. If this is the case, you might need to be on elemental diet. Allergist physicians like us treat this condition. ...Read more
Bf 3 mo old with cow milk protein allergy. Dairy free x4 wk, minimal soy intake. symptoms improved but not resolved. Normal weight gain. What do I do next?
Continue avoid milk: It takes time, so a continued milk an dairy elimination diet is in order. It would be important to read labels to make sure there is no "hidden" dairy in other foods. Also, there may be another food allergy besides milk. An allergist can assist in the search for the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
9 mo pregnantnant sis, taken a alinamin-f tablet and suddenly feel itch in hands and legs. Pls advise if this is an allergy ? And what the effect on pregnant
Drug reaction: You don't mention if this is the first time your sister has taken this supplement, it is a vit b supplement and rarely causes allergic reactions, but one cannot rule out a reaction to an additive in the tablet. If the symptoms are persistent, she should consult with her doctor. I doubt it is from the supplement though. The effect on the pregnancy is minimal if the reaction was limited to skin itch. ...Read more
Septoplasty on September 25 (almost 2 mo. ago). Having an allergy flare-up or cold starting. Is it likely to mess up septoplasty?
No but C MD 4 meds: It is unlikely get this will cause any problems with healing but your physician or surgeon may prescribe some medications that could ease your congestion and discomfort ...Read more
7 mo old coughs&strains often daily since 4 mo,x-ray neg,ped says possible allergies,seems better when AC is on, why? Suggestion 2 help? Concerned.
Your doctor is right: Follow his/her advice, if your pediatrician wants to refer you to an allergist, better go, meanwhile make sure that the environment is controlled, viz. no Smokers,pets, stuffed toys, feather pillows, indoor plants, or wall-to-wall carpet, as much as you can, your baby feels better when the AC is on because it is the best dehumidifier, allergy symptoms usually flare with increased humidity, good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 yr old w/ two swollen nodes due to allergies. Orig they were 2 CM in size, but now they are both under 1cm. However she has had them for 5 mo. Ok?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 mo old breastfed son has an allergy to cow's milk protein, controlled by my diet. When can/should i reintroduce dairy?
Milk protein allergy: Babies with above said allergy- tend to tolerate soy better than regular dairy. However, aap guidelines suggest trial if regular milk at one year of age. If not tolerated, try soy milk and products. Re- try regular milk at 18 months and then at two yrs. ...Read more
Is it safe to give a 21 lb (6 mo) baby a dose of benadryl-d for congestion/allergies/sinus trouble? If so, what is the dosage? Thanks
Too young?: It's usually not recommended to medicate babies this young. S/he doesnt have sinuses so, please do not try to treat for 'sinusitis'. Check with your pediatrician before giving any over-the-counter med to your baby. In the meantime, you can give very small sprays of saline into baby's nose and use bulb suction to remove mucus. ...Read more
My 19 mo. old has small lump on right side of neck, hard but slippery. Healthy, bit of allergies, had a bug bite close to that area a few days ago.
My 14 mo old daughter has a milk allergy. What is the best milk substitute? Rice, soy, or almond milk?
Throwing up for past 6 mo. Lasting 2-3 days and stop for a week between. Doctors can't find the problem via scope. No allergies. Clean blood work. ?
Elimination diet: Start with dairy free diet for 1 month- may have yogurt.Keep a diary of all your symptoms & times.If not alleviated go wheat free diet.Refer to drhoffman.com for details.Google also will help. Consult a nutritionally oriented MD or a naturopath & you will find an answer! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?
Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more
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