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What is the definition or description of: Castor bean allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Castor bean allergy?

No different: The TH2 immune system produces specific IgE to an allergen and thus the overall reactions will be the same with variations due to organ susceptibility, genetics, degree of allergy (stronger skin test response often
but not always reflects more severe reactions), the amount of allergens. Certain medications worsens the severity of reactions. Handling castor bean can cause severe toxicity. ...Read more

Castor Bean Allergy (Definition)

The TH2 immune system produces specific IgE to an allergen and thus the overall reactions will be the same with variations due to organ susceptibility, genetics, degree of allergy (stronger skin test response often but not always reflects more severe reactions), the amount of allergens. Certain medications worsens the severity of reactions. Handling castor bean ...Read more


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I'm just wondering, if you have a tropical fruit allergy is it typical to develop allergy to fresh string beans?

I'm just wondering, if you have a tropical fruit allergy is it typical to develop allergy to fresh string beans?

Food allergy: When you have a real food allergy, you have more risk of developing other allergies including different food. Tropical fruit and string beans should not cross react. It is rare to have fruit allergy since fruit is not very allergenic. Most of the time, it is due to cross reactivity with pollens. An allergist can help you tease out all of those questions. ...Read more

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2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all, this means no favism? Don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?

2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all, this means no favism? Don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?

About favism...: Surviving a meal of Nutella is not a test for favism (G6PD deficiency). The G6PD test is a simple blood test that any lab can do. The result is a percentage (for example: 20% would mean the person has only 20% of the G6PD that an average normal person has). If deficient, broad beans such as fava beans are a no-no. People may want to avoid other legumes and beans; some beans are worse than others. ...Read more

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Does castor oil contain ricin? I have read many good things about moisturizing with the oil, but also that the beans contain ricin. Isn't that dangerou

Does castor oil contain ricin? I have read many good things about moisturizing with the oil, but also that the beans contain ricin. Isn't that dangerou

Yes: But not enough in the oil because heat is used in the production which denatures the ricin. There are so many really nice products for your skin, why would you use this (UGH!!) stuff??? Don't be a sucker. ...Read more

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My son has a fruit, veggie, and rye food allergy. Are beans and potato chips safe?

My son has a fruit, veggie, and rye food allergy. Are beans and potato chips safe?

Wide categories: Beans and potatoes are vegetables, and you say your son has allergies to "veggies." Do you mean ALL "veggies" or just specific ones? (and fruits and rye, etc). If you're not sure, please check with the physician who did the food allergy testing. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bean allergy?

How do I know if I have a bean allergy?

Symptoms with eating: Bean allergy is less common than other food allergies. Beans are legumes and include soy, peanut, kidney, lentil, string, green, etc. Bean allergy can cause anaphylaxis. The usual symptoms are hives, lip swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing within hours after ingestion of beans. An allergist can assist in the diagnosis through allergy testing. ...Read more

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Please what are the derivatives of bean. I know a baby having allergy to bean and its derivatives, but what are the derivative if bean?

Please what are the derivatives of bean. I know a baby having allergy to bean and its derivatives, but what are the derivative if bean?

Processed products: Beans may be processed to be used as an ingredient in other food products and I presume that's what you mean by derivative. Since the allergen usually remains, the reaction will likely be similar.

Example- soy bean-> tofu, soy milk. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's dangerous to eat castor beans?

Ricin: Do not eat castor beans.

http://www. Library. Illinois. Edu/vex/toxic/castor/castor. Htm ...Read more

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What to do if I have whole egg, wheat, cow's milk, cashew, almond, shellfish mix, legume mix and soya bean allergy and I am diabet?

Dietitian: Ask your Doctor to arrange for a Dietitian consult. You need to have a well balanced diet with all the needed proteins and vitamins, as well as the correct level of fats and carbohydrates. A Dietitian will help you design an appropriate diet with all needed nutrition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have whole egg, wheat, cow's milk, cashew, almond, shellfish mix, legume mix and soya bean allergy and I am diabet?

What to do if I have whole egg, wheat, cow's milk, cashew, almond, shellfish mix, legume mix and soya bean allergy and I am diabet?

Dietitian: I would highly recommend dietary consult, to ensure that you can develop a non allergic, diabetes friendly diet that will supply your daily needs. ...Read more

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I got diarrhea after I eat beans. Is this an allergy?

I got diarrhea after I eat beans. Is this an allergy?

Probable: Beans often causes people to pass gas but not diarrhea. Thus it can be an allergy. Do you have trouble with peanuts also? ...Read more

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Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Many: There are various antihistamines that are good for seasonal allergies many of which are over the counter such as Claritin Allegra or zyrtec. If those do not help there are prescription antihistamines and nasal sprays which can help. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Yes: I presume you must be referring to dry, itchy skin that occurs in winter also called the winter itch. It is not an allergy but caused by drying of the skin due to evaporation of skin oils. This is due to the low humidity and use of dry indoor heat. The treatment is regular application of a good skin moisturizer daily after bath and also using a humidifier to reduce dryness. ...Read more

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Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Yes: Drug allergy is a complex issue, so many drugs r in the market with many active / inactive ingredients, fortunately enough only few people develop drug allergy, if at all in doubt stop the medicine review it with ur doctor to replace it, if it is an absolute necessity to take the drug in question consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Cetirizine: The most effective second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine is Cetirizine (adult dose 10 mg at bedtime). No antihistamine will allow ad lib dog contact so minimize contact, keep dog out of bedroom, use hepa filter in bedroom. If still symptoms have to consider rehousing dog in another home. ...Read more

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Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Not much: Allergy medications such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec work by blocking antihistamine which is not part of the cold/respiratory infection process so not much help. Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help some with irritant cough and sleep from drowsy side effect. Decongestants such as Sudafed may help relieve some of the nasal congestion but avoid in children ...Read more

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Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Depends: The choice of allergy medication depends on symptoms. There are several good over the counter antihistamines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. ...Read more

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How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

Not common: It is not common to test for drug allergies. The way to determine if you have an allergy is to see what happens when you take a drug. Certain drugs you know you might have an allergy to if you have other allergies like eggs and Propofol (the drug that mj overdosed on). ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a stronger allergy medicine?

Allergy medicine: The basics are that Claritin (loratadine) is the weakest binding oral no sedating antihistamine with Allegra stronger and zyrtec binding the strongest. You need to be more specific with your question. ...Read more

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Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Oral vs iv: In some patients with allergy to drugs, giving orally might not trigger and allergic reacton, while givne intravenously it does. This has been reported with amoxicillin. It appears that concetration is importnat, and in some case, metabolism. Without challenging, it is not easy to predict a reaction in a particlar individual. Safest is always to avoid the drug entirely. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

It depends: You have to be cautious with any medication. Some antihistamines may cause you to be drowsy and impair you specially when driving, others do not have this effect. Read labels carefully and determine what is best for your lifestyle.
Avoidance of triggering factors is useful if you know what you are allergic to.
A visit to the allergist may be in order! ...Read more

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Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Allergy injections: The best way to approach the treatment of allergies is to 1) identify the allergic trigger and avoid it as much as possible; 2) medications to treat the symptoms; 3) allergy injections by an allergist to decrease the body's allergic response. It takes time, but it can be effective for most people and not only decreases symptoms, but also the need for medications and the good effects persists! ...Read more

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Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Yes: If a person takes an antihistamine such as allegra, claritin, zyrtec, etc, at least 1 hours before exposure, this can decrease the intensity of the allergy symptoms. The more effective nasal sprays work best when taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to give a four year old that has allergys?

What is the best medicine to give a four year old that has allergys?

Pediatric Allergies: Avoidance, humidifier, air purifier in bedroom, salt water washes. If medication is needed, seeing the doctor to determine if oral pills or nasal sprays or even allergy shots are best. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine/remedy for pet allergies?

Avoid/meds/shots: Keeping the pet out of the house and definitely out of the bedroom would be the first step. Oral antihistamines will help, but I usually prescribe nasal steroids which are more effective for congestion and allergy. Allegy shots for dogs and cats are also very effective--i have saved a few marriages where the husband is allergic particularly to a cat and the wife won't get rid of it. ...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