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Is It Possible To Be Allergic To Sunflower Seeds
Sort of... : Cocoa allergy can exist, but is fairly rare. Most of the allergic reactions that occur to chocolate is due to other ingredients, commonly milk, tree nuts and peanuts. See an allergists for a detailed history and proper testing to diagnose this and other food allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are people: Who think they have somatic symptoms after ingesting aspartame, but it has never been demonstrated in valid scientific experiments. Don't believe everything you hear from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can be allergic to any protein. All living things have specific proteins, including a potato. So, you can be allergic to potatoes. It's important to distinguish, however, between an allergy and an intolerance - different symptoms, different causes, and different treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes you can be allergic to lobster and not other shell fish. ...Read more
Unlikely: Roasted peanuts (peanut butter) are more allergenic than peanuts processed in other manners (boiled, pickled or fried) . Ara h2 peanut protein is more responsible for anaphylaxis. However, once a person is sensitized and allergic to peanuts (especially if severe), i would be very cautious and continue to avoid peanuts in all forms including boiled until better tests are available. ...Read more
Distinctly unusual: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nuts, shellfish and fish. These account for 90 - 95% of all food allergens. Coffee allergy is distinctly unusual. ...Read more
See below: Not the vitamins, but perhaps the inert components of the tablet. Try changing brands. ...Read more
Yes: Fragrance can act as an irritant to trigger increased respiratory symptoms of asthma and allergic / nonallergic rhinitis. It can also be responsible for allergic contact dermatitis, that is a rash occurring in locations touched by the fragrance containing product. Symptoms should improve with avoidance. An allergist can help determine if fragrance is the culprit. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible for anyone to be allergic to fish. What will determine a true allergy is having a physician take a proper history and if needed perform allergy testing and / or oral challenges. ...Read more
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