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Mung Bean Allergy In Children
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
Yes: It is good but the problem with a lot of indian cooking (including dals) is that a lot of oil is used and one of the worst things possible - ghee. Don't ever use ghee - it is nothing but purified fat. And cut down on the oil or use low-fat oils. Using ghee and high-fat oils will raise your triglycerides no matter how much mung beans or other dals you eat. ...Read more
Yes for Carbohydrate: They’re different from more traditional egg noodles or pasta because they’re made from mung bean starch. That they contain bean starch is a good clue that they are excellent sources of carbohydrates. The downside to glass noodles is that they’re not rich in nutrients. If you prepare 54 grams of dehydrated noodles, you’ll get about 6 percent of the daily value of iron, selenium and niacin ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
Swollen lymph node behind left ear went down with steroid but is still bean size after 3-4 weeks. I also have allergies but no other symptoms, it hasn't grown but I keep touching it.?
Leave it alone: It is probably your friend. Pathological lymph nodes are obviously abnormal. ...Read more
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
Do eating foods you are allergic to keep your body from absorbing dietary protein? I am allergic to beans and soy, but am trying to be a vegetarian. If I eat foods I am allergic to, do I get protein from them, or does my allergy prevent absorption?
Beans: Get tested by an allergist to determine what you are allergic to, you really do not want to test yourself with foods you are truly allergic to, as you may risk your life. ...Read more
Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more
Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more
Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more
Nasal, eye, skin: Children will exhibit sneezing, itchy nose/eye, stuffy nose or cough with close exposures with pets. If licked by a cat or dog and allergy is present, a rash could develop at that site. The allergies could manifest as asthma with cough, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Typically a pattern will be seen, but if it is an indoor pet, the symptoms may be continuous. ...Read more
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Can I as a 46 year old, take children's Benadryl. It's all I have in the house and my allergies are terrible.
Okay to use: Okay to use children's Benadryl. Dosage will be 20 ml (4 teaspoons) per dose. ...Read more
Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?
Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more