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Are metabollic food reactions allergic reactions?

Are metabollic food reactions allergic reactions?

No: Food allergic reactions are mediated by the ige allergic antibody. Reactions mediated by metabolic factors occur without an ige antibody, so an allergy skin or blood ige test is not helpful. ...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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Allergic reaction to corned beef?

Allergic reaction to corned beef?

Beef allergy: Are you allergic to beef or is it simply something in the aging process of the corned beef that you reacted to? Your allergist can test you. ...Read more

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Can juvederm reaction cause an allergic reaction?

Can juvederm reaction cause an allergic reaction?

Yes: It would be an extremely rare instance since the main component is hyaluronic acid which is present as a protein in your cells. However there is a rare instance that you are allergic. There is no allergy testing required for HA drugs ...Read more

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Fluconazole allergic reaction?

Fluconazole allergic reaction?

Skin usually: Adverse reactions to Fluconazole are uncommon but can manifest in various ways, but usually involve skin reactions including mucus membranes like oral ulcers. Other organ systems that can be affected include nervous, heart, muscle, eye and kidney. I just saw a young lady with second episode of severe mouth and vaginal symptoms after Diflucan (fluconazole) dose. It happens. ...Read more

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Are all anaphylaxis reaction allergy related?

Are all anaphylaxis reaction allergy related?

No answer: The question makes no sense. Try again with a specific question including the details. ...Read more

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

No: Rosacea is an inherited condition characterized by extra sensitive skin, flushing, dilated blood vessels, inflammatory bumps that mimic acne, and enlarging bumpy nose. Common triggers are chronic sun exposure, caffeine, alcohol, and increase in core temperature, etc...The inflammatory reaction of rosacea is not histamine driven as it is in an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to all cephalosporins possible?

Allergic reaction to all cephalosporins possible?

Yes: Allergy to the entire class of antibiotics called cephalosporins is indeed possible. That allergy would be the common part of the molecule shared by all cephalosporins and penicillins, the beta-lactam ring. ...Read more

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Any allergic reaction to ketalar (ketamine)?

Any allergic reaction to ketalar (ketamine)?

Agitation,: Hallucinations in some, flushing, increased heart rate are common side effects. All drugs can cause allergic reactions in rare circumstances including rash, hives, swelling of the tongue, difficulty breathing and death. ...Read more

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Is angioedema classified as an allergic reaction or an adverse reaction?

Is angioedema classified as an allergic reaction or an adverse reaction?

Swelling: Angioedema is a medical term for swelling of the deep layers of the skin. Angioedema can be due to a number of different reasons and is not alway due to an allergy. In some cases, angioedema can be life threatening. An evaluation by an allergist can help determine the cause of angioedema. ...Read more

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The scabies cause allergic reaction?

The scabies cause allergic reaction?

Yes: In fact the intense itching is mostly from an allergic reaction to the mite droppings. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?

Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more

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Aspirin allergy or triggered allergic reaction due to anything besides Bayer aspirin?

Aspirin allergy or triggered allergic reaction due to anything besides Bayer aspirin?

? Other ingredients: if you're fine with one brand (Bayer) then stay with it if you have to have it regularly for whatever reason, other formulations might have other inactive ingredients that might cause true allergy (rare) or adverse side effects interpreted as allergy to the formulation, if in doubt see an allergist/immunologist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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What are common wasp sting allergic reactions?

What are common wasp sting allergic reactions?

Local: Most sting reactions cause local symptoms: swelling, itchiness, redness. Very rarely can one see a patient develop systemic allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Will calamari trigger a shellfish allergy?

Will calamari trigger a shellfish allergy?

Yes: About 10-15% of people who are shellfish allergic (shrimp, lobster, etc) are also clinically sensitive to mollusks (clams, squid(calamari), octopus). Ask your allergist before introducing mollusks to your diet. ...Read more

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Can immunizations cause allergic reactions?

Can immunizations cause allergic reactions?

Sure: Yes, any medication of vacation can cause an allergic reaction. Talk to your physician about the symptoms you are concerned about for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Are allergic reactions hereditary?

Yes and No: Allergies to specific triggers, like peanuts, shrimp, dust mites, etc., are not inherited from one generation to the next. However, the general state of "being allergic" (atopy) can be hereditary, so children of parents with asthma or seasonal allergies may have increased risk to develop those or other allergic conditions. See an allergist for more information. ...Read more

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Pollen allergic reaction, what to do?

Keep pollens away: Eliminate exposure by using facial mask, high efficient hepa filter and vacuum your carpet more often. Use AC at home and when you drive in bad allergy season. Besides, there are OTC oral antihistamines, decongestants, and inhalers available. If not improve, talk to your doctor or allergy specialist for more potent treatments including nasal antihistamines, steroid inhaler and immuno-therapy. ...Read more

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Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

Unusual: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shell fish. Tomato allergy is unusual but possible. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to insect bite means hives or what else?

Allergic reaction to insect bite means hives or what else?

Allergy to insect bi: Most of the allergies to insect bites caue local reaction and itching.But some people have severe reaction to insect bites and stings especially bee stings.This is a life threatening allergic reaction and is called anaphylaxis, this can cause breathing difficulty and is an emergency.Need to be treated with Epipen (epinephrine) injection and emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Did I have an allergic reaction to msg? I take mirapex .5mg for rls. While eating a chinese meal i became violently ill within a minute - lost all color, sweat profusely, skin cold and clammy, was incoherent, extreme nausea and profound sick feeling, no

Did I have an allergic reaction to msg? I take mirapex .5mg for rls.  While eating a chinese meal i became violently ill within a minute - lost all color, sweat profusely, skin cold and clammy, was incoherent, extreme nausea and profound sick feeling, no

Sounds like MSG: Reaction, also called chinese restaurant syndrome. Results from severe vasodilation of blood vessels as an idiosyncratic/exaggerated response to msg (everybody gets at least a little of that if the dose is high enough, some are very sensitive to even small amounts). I don't think the RLS or the Mirapex (pramipexole) are related, but you could share the story with your doc. Some asian places don't use msg. ...Read more

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I see msg on the labels on canned soup? Is msg bad for everybody or only if you are allergic to it?

I see msg on the labels on canned soup? Is msg bad for everybody or only if you are allergic to it?

MSG: Only some individuals appear to be sensitive to msg. In some it will trigger a migraine, a rash, a panic attack or quak's syndrome. Most folks are not sensitive to it and will not know it is in their food. It can also cause ectopic ventricular activity or paf in sensitive individuals. (personal experience). ...Read more

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If im allergic to msg am i allergic to seaweed?

No: The msg reaction is usually more of a biologic reaction than allergic. There is no relationship between seaweeds and msg. ...Read more

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I think i'm allergic to msg. What foods should I avoid?

MSG: Msg is now used as an additive to a number of foods and not just in some chinese food. You need to read labels of all packaged foods carefully to avoid it. ...Read more

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Every time i eat any kind of food that contain msg, there are cysts on my face area..Does it meant that i'm allergic to msg?

Every time i eat any kind of food that contain msg, there are cysts on my face area..Does it meant that i'm allergic to msg?

No.: Msg has been implicated in many food reactions, but data supporting this has been very weak. It has not been associated with cysts. ...Read more

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What are side effects of msg usually?

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What are side effects of msg usually?

MSG: This food additive can rarely cause mild symptoms such as headaches, flushing, sweating, nausea, numbness/tingling, chest pain, weakness. This is called "msg symptom complex" or "chinese restaurant syndrome". None are dangerous or require treatment. ...Read more

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Are food intolerances like msg and onion permanent?

Food Intolerance : Unfortunately they do tend to be permanent although they can fluctuate and sometimes regress in symptoms. ...Read more

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Does msg cause insomnia?

Does msg cause insomnia?

MSG insominia: The short answer is "yes." insomnia is a common symptom of msg intolerance. ...Read more

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Is monosodium glutamate (msg) harmful?

Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early death, a condition called abnormal apoptosis. ...Read more

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Do doctors know that msg is neurotoxin?

No: The studies that implicate msg as a neurotoxin state that it, "may be" a toxin, but there have been no confirmatory studies in over 10 years. ...Read more

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Is monosodium glutamate (msg) bad for you?

Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early death, a condition called abnormal apoptosis. ...Read more

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Where can you get msg (monosodium glutamate)?

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MSG: Chinese foods, Potato chips, Frozen dinners, Gravy, Ranch dressing, Salty snacks, among many others. ...Read more

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How does monosodium glutamate(msg) affect the body?

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How does monosodium glutamate(msg) affect the body?

MSG: This food additive can rarely cause mild symptoms such as headaches, flushing, sweating, nausea, numbness/tingling, chest pain, weakness. This is called "msg symptom complex" or "chinese restaurant syndrome". None are dangerous or require treatment. ...Read more

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How come monosodium glutamate (msg) in everything we eat?

Flavor enhancer: As a flavor and in the right amount, msg can enhance other taste-active compounds, improving the overall taste of certain foods. Msg mixes well with meat, fish, poultry, many vegetables, sauces, soups and marinades, and increases the overall preference of certain foods like beef consommé. ...Read more

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What is the uproar over MSG? Is it just because of the high amount of sodium, or is there something else that is poisonous about it?

Excitotoxin?: MSG can cause a variety of symptoms in sensitive people: headache, flushing, sweating, rapid heart-beat, tingling on face, and insomnia, etc There is some evidence (but it remains unproven) that MSG is an excitotoxin, which means that it overexcites your nerve cells and even can cause nerve damage. Many people who are doing all they can to stay healthy try to avoid MSG. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why is msg found in food?

Flavor: Msg is used as a flavor-enhancer. The human taste buds are very sensitive to sodium, which is a major component of monosodium glutamate. ...Read more

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Why is msg bad for your health?

Why is msg bad for your health?

MSG: This food additive can rarely cause mild symptoms such as headaches, flushing, sweating, nausea, numbness/tingling, chest pain, weakness. This is called "msg symptom complex" or "chinese restaurant syndrome". None are dangerous or require treatment. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more