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Moldy Fruit Sinus Reaction
Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.
Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Peanut contamination: People can be allergic to many different things. The commonest mold to get on bread products is a blue-green mold called penicillium. Allergies to this mold usually cause respiratory symptoms like sneezing, when it is inhaled. Eating it could possibly cause hives, but the cases of hives i've seen related to pastries usually were due to peanut contamination and peanut allergy. Have a skin test. ...Read more
Could be: Any food can cause an allergy in a person. If you have symptoms every time you eat it, then you might be allergic or intolerant of the substance. If your symptoms go away when you don't eat it, that tells you that the particular food (quince in your case) is the culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have allergist-diagnosed food allergies. Now I'm reacting to ham lunch meat (gas/diarrhea/itchy palate). Could it be a preservative allergy?
What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.
Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?
I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more
Is it unusual to be allergic to onions, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peaches and eggs? I also have inhalant, dust, mold and pollen allergies.
20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?
High mold exposure when cleaning. Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat. Antihistamine? Fluticasone?
Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup
Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more
Nuts cautioned,: It is believed that one is likely allergic to most nuts when a definite allergy to one nut has been documented. However this is not always true since some people may be allergic to just one nut and not the others. You need to consult an allergist to sort this out since a serious reaction to airborne nuts (including peanut which is actually a bean) has rarely been noted outside of workplace. ...Read more
Toast, dippy eggs, tomato, fried potatoes, onion, butter, heavy cream, amer cheese, crab. Which are likely to be allergen which affects breathing?
Crab: Shellfish are likely to cause dramatic reactions including anaphylaxis, but among the food items mentioned above, eggs, wheat, and dairy (cheese) are some of the most common food allergens even though any food can be a potential allergens. If you are uncertain about which food, consult an allergist. One should expect skin or gastrointestinal symptoms as well if food allergy is the cause. ...Read more
Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?
U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Had allergic congestion from sulfites in dried fruit before, now have rash after eating pasta made with dried vegetables--possible sulfites caused ?
See allergist or GI: Rash after eating a food can be a manifestation of food allergy. Skin testing or ige antibody test for suspected food allergen is way to test. Sulfites typically not a common cause of true allergic reaction but can cause non allergic reaction. Suggest you see an allergist or gastroenterologist. Take a picture of any rash you see after eating and keep detailed food diary also helpful for evaluation. ...Read more
Can u have severe allergic rxn (full body hives, red swollen cheeks, congested) from possible cross contamination w/ tree nut u've never eaten??
Possible: And probably you were previously exposed without knowing, or you happen to be allergic to something that cross-reacts with the same nut in suspicion. At times you can have the reaction without any stimulus. At any rate, given your history, it's worth keeping epinephrine pen and antihistamines handy, and see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more
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