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Is It Possible To Be Allergic To Sunflower Seeds
Looks like am allergic to sunflower seeds and raisins, do they have something in common that makes me allergic to them?
Yeah, common: Cause of allergy. SULFUR TREATMENT! Might not be the item itself and might include a lot of other items. ...Read more
Food allergy: I assume your doctor is an allergist? If a test is negative, it is best to have a food challenge in the doctor's office to confirm the test results. Do not rely on a blood test. ...Read more
I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?
Most likely, yes: Pistachios and almonds are both tree nuts and can cross react with other tree nuts like cashews, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts and all of them should be avoided. Sunflower seeds are not treenuts and usually do not cross react with treenuts. However, if you have adverse reactions whenever you eat them, they should be avoided as well. ...Read more
Food Allergies: Would need more details. If you have always eaten sunflower seeds with no issue and a blood test showed a sensitivity then the blood test is wrong, this is called a false positive test. Food allergy diagnosis relies on both clinical history and testing. If there is not a concerning clinical history then you can ignore the testing. Same goes for wheat. Talk to allergist if you haven't already. ...Read more
Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E. Vit E is an antioxidant which helps to v inflammation, v risk of cardiovascular disease & to promote skin health (against solar damage). It contains Selenium which may have a protective value w some forms of cancer. It also contains magnesium which helps with bone health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How big a bag?: As with all things in life, do everything in moderation. Too much of a good thing can become bad. A half-ounce of sunflower seeds a day should be fine. ...Read more
Sunflower seeds: Please refer to my answer above.Get a more detailed answer ›
False: Sunflowers seeds are loaded with nutrients and are one of the healthiest foods around. ...Read more
Sunflower seeds: Benefits outweigh any dangers. Examples are high content of essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, dietary fiber, tryptophan, vitamin b1 & e & folic acid, and the cholesterol lowering phytosterols. The only negative is that if the seeds are old, ingesting them might cause stomach irritation with bloating & diarrhea. ...Read more
It depends...: If the child choked on it but it went into the esophagus and down to the stomach, no problem. But if the child truly aspirated it, meaning it went down the trachea and into the lungs it would be a potential source of inflammation, and irritation with the potential for infection and abcess formation. ...Read more
Yes: They are healthy food sources. However, they are high in calories so it is best to eat them sparingly. ...Read more
Could eating too much sunflower seeds cause chestpains? Everytime I'm eating them, everynight I'm having chestpains.
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