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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Lettuce Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case lettuce will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy


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Do I have a lettuce allergy? What are signs?

Do I have a lettuce allergy? What are signs?

Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. Typical symptoms would be mouth itching or soreness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, itching or rarely in more severe cases trouble breathing, drop in blood pressure (shock), or death. You only need one or two of these symptoms to suspect an allergy. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Lettuce Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case lettuce will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy


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Do I have lettuce allergy?

Do I have  lettuce allergy?

Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. ...Read more

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Possible to have lettuce allergy?

Possible to have lettuce allergy?

Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a possible lettuce allergy?

Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. ...Read more

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Do I have a lettuce allergy? What are signs?

Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. Typical symptoms would be mouth itching or soreness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, itching or rarely in more severe cases trouble breathing, drop in blood pressure (shock), or death. You only need one or two of these symptoms to suspect an allergy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lettuce allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lettuce allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case lettuce will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy ...Read more

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Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants(lettuce, artichoke, sunflower, dandelion). Should i also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants(lettuce,  artichoke,  sunflower, dandelion). Should i also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Food allergy: Patch test is used to diagnose contact allergy. If what you say is correct, you must have food patch testing, but not food prick testing. Food patch test is used to help diagnose immune cell mediated food allergy. If you ate those before without problems, you can eat those foods again. Testing for food allergy should only be done when patient is suspected to have food allergy related symptoms. ...Read more

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What is allergy tablets do?

What is allergy tablets do?

Allergy tablets: Most allergy tablets are medications that fall into the category of antihistamines that block the effect of histamine. This treats symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, etc. Sometimes antihistamines are combined with decongestants to help with stuffy nose. Studies are evaluating "allergy tablets" that may work similar to allergy shots where the tablet contains the pollen, etc. ...Read more

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How to help with allergies?

How to help with allergies?

Allergies: An allergist is best qualified to diagnose and treat allergies. If you wish to try taking antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(is non drowsy) to see if symptoms resolve or improve you can buy these medications without a prescription. If you think you're experiencing allergies, try to determine what they can be caused by and try an elimination technique of one thing at a time ...Read more

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How can I reduce allergies?

How can I reduce allergies?

Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist. ...Read more

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How to cope with allergies?

How to cope with allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

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What can I do for allergies?

What can I do for allergies?

Identify the causes: Allergy is becoming much more common in usa. The severity of your symptoms will direct the treatment. Sometimes over the counter antihistamines and nasal saline are sufficient. If your symptoms are severe or recur frequently then allergy testing may be beneficial. Environmental modification is also an essential part of treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop my allergies?

How can I stop my allergies?

Avoid and treat: You can often lessen symptoms with avoidance and medications. To certain allergens you can greatly lessen sensitivity with specific allergen immunotherapy. You can lessen all ige mediated reactions with Omalizumab (xolair). As allergists we usually recommend various combinations of these depending on severity and duration of symptoms as well as comorbidities (other medical problems). ...Read more

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How can I treat my allergies?

How can I treat my allergies?

Nasal sprays not OTC: For seasonal allergies, the most effective options are the steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, available by prescription. Not only do they work the best, but they are technically local therapy as negligible amounts enter the bloodstream. The OTC nasal sprays can cause rebound symptoms, which the prescription versions do not. ...Read more

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Why are fall allergies so bad?

Why are fall allergies so bad?

Ragweed & Mold: Allergy problems are often worse in the fall because of weed pollen such as ragweed. In addition, mold is worse in the fall because decaying plant material such as all summer's grass clipping and falling leaves. Ragweed is a potent allergen for those who are allergic to it and can cause fairly severe symptoms. The combo of weed pollen and mold is a double whammy. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Yes possible: but first see your doctor to rule out other serious problems for dizziness before you visit allergy specialist . ...Read more

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Why do you develop an allergy?

Why do you develop an allergy?

Genetics: Simple answer: most who develop allergy it is because of genetics and environmental exposure to allergens. In reality it is much more complex than this. ...Read more

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Should I worry about allergies?

Should I worry about allergies?

Yes..and no: Depends what you are allergic to. What type of allergy it is. Are you allergic to meds, foods, pollens, latex, etc... ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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