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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

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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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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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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 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