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Medicine For Hazelnut Allergy
A food allergy is an immune response to a particular food which can lead any combination of hives, itchy rash, swelling including the lips/tongues/mouth, diarrhea, belly pain, cough, wheeze, fall in blood pressure or unconsciousness. Food allergy can be confirmed by blood test, skin test, or eating in ...Read more
Food Allergy: A food allergy is an immune response to a particular food which can lead any combination of hives, itchy rash, swelling including the lips/tongues/mouth, diarrhea, belly pain, cough, wheeze, fall in blood pressure or unconsciousness. Food allergy can be confirmed by blood test, skin test, or eating in an observed medical environment. ...Read more
Nuts are different: Peanuts and hazelnuts are not the same. Peanuts are a legume and hazelnuts are tree nuts. If you are allergic to one, you will not necessarily be allergic to the other, but if you have several food allergies involving nuts, hazelnut and peanut should both be part of your skin test or blood test evaluation ...Read more
Same nut: Hazelnut and filbert sometimes refer to the exact same nut (corylus avellana) but sometimes filbert refers to a closely related species (corylus maxima). Either way, from an allergy point of view they are essentially the same nut and if you are allergic to hazelnut you should avoid filbert and vice versa. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I use hazelnut k-cups a lot. Will i set off my roommates nut allergy if we use the same keurig?
Possibly: It depends on what nuts she is allergic to. It also depends on the severity of her allergy. The safest bet, if she is allergic to hazelnut or tree nut, is to not use the hazelnut k-cups if you are sharing. ...Read more
I have been inflicted with tested for allergies using a skin test, and it came out positive for milkit for all i know. And about the filbert, is that like, hazelnuts?
Allergies: Filbert is hazelnut, not. Sure what your question is otherwise. ...Read more
Avoidance: Carefully avoid all of these foods. If you have not been tested by an allergist see one. He/she can test you to make sure that you are not allergic to other tree nuts or soy and other legumes. You should also have an epi-pen in case of severe reactions. ...Read more
I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy. Is there anything I need? Like a kit or something?
Anaphylaxis plan/kit: Peanut and nut allergies can be serious leading to anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). It's important to have 1) self injectable epinephrine (like EpiPen or Auvi-Q); 2) written anaphylaxis action plan from your doctor; 3). wear a medical ID bracelet; 4) antihistamines for very mild reactions; 5) chef card-to be used at restaurants. All of these can be kept in a kit so as not to be misplaced ...Read more
Chronic hives since October. Should I stay away from Class 1&2 allergies to wheat, egg, milk, oat, hazelnut? Done elimination diet & still have hives.
See allergist: Most chronic hives are not due to food allergies and thus you should find out whether you are indeed allergic to a food (unless you have had a convincing reaction from eating it) before you eliminate it from your diet. The cause is often unknown but the condition is usually treatable. Up to 30% of CU is likely from an autoimmune process ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment if a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more
Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more
Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more
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