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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?
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 more
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 of 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
Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more
ALLERGIC RHINITIS: YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read more
It depends on the: Specific type of medicine and the amount of the overdose. Are you considering taking an overdose? Are you considering suicide as an option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). For active suicide thoughts with a strong urge please be seen at your nearest er. Follow on psychological/ psychiatric care is important. ...Read more
More Info: There are many types of allergy medication and they all do slightly different things. It is difficult to tell you what is a "strong" medicine without knowing your symptoms and what you have tried to treat them already. You can get Zyrtec and NAsacort (triamcinolone) over the counter and the combination of those two helps many people. If your symptoms are very severe you might need a steroid shot. ...Read more
Numerous: There are numerous allergy medicines from antihistamines to prescription nasal sprays. Ask your doctor what is appropriate for your particular situation. ...Read more
Many options: There are many options depending on symptoms. See a doctor to determine what approach is best for you. An allergist can help you determine what is triggering your symptoms and the best approach. ...Read more
Many: The most effective allergy treatment for allergic rhinitis is the prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc) over the counter antihistamines can be very effective including claritin, zyrtec, and allegra. Some people will respond better to one over the other (for unclear reasons). The best long term therapy for significant environmental allergies is allergy injections. ...Read more
Several options: Avoidance of the animal is the most effective treatment. If it too difficult to avoid animals, try reducing dander in home...get animal out of bedroom, purchase HEPA filter, wash animal twice a week. Try medicines like oral antihistamines and steroid nasal spray (both over the counter). See an allergist, allergy shots to animals are a possibility. ...Read more
Tricky: Medication reactions can be tricky as the type of reaction can be intolerance vs allergic. Avoidance is the best treatment for a drug allergy and using a suitable alternative. In a life threatening circumstance, desensitization by an allergist in the hospital is an option. Sometimes drug allergy can resolve over time such as penicillin. An allergist can assist in a good long term plan. ...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