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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Mushroom Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case mushroom will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy.


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How common is mushroom allergy?

How common is  mushroom allergy?

Very small: It is probably as small as 1% from eating a "pure" mushroom, however, it is higher (10-30%) in the multiply allergic population. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Mushroom Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case mushroom will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy.


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The typical symptoms of a mushroom allergy. Had multiple kinds. To which am I allergic?

The typical symptoms of a mushroom allergy. Had multiple kinds. To which am I allergic?

Stereotypical: Food allergy symptoms are the same regardless of cause. Gi: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tongue swelling. Skin: hives, swelling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids, face, tongue; sometimes eczema. Respiratory: difficulty breathing due to vocal cord swelling or asthma; sometimes runny nose. Cardiovascular: dizzy, sense of doom, loss of consciousness, shock, death. Combinations? That's anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Severe mushroom allergy would mean more than just hives?

Severe mushroom allergy would mean more than just hives?

Anaphylaxis perhaps: That's the name for severe allergic reactions. Any reaction that is very severe can progress to life-threatening symptoms like throat closing, hoarseness, chest tightness, asthma, or circulatory collapse (shock). Skin manifestations like hives are not usually dangerous; just uncomfortable and unsightly. ...Read more

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How do I get an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

How do I get an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

See your doctor: The only way to get an Epipen (epinephrine) is to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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How common is mushroom allergy?

Very small: It is probably as small as 1% from eating a "pure" mushroom, however, it is higher (10-30%) in the multiply allergic population. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mushroom allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mushroom allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case mushroom will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more

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How common is a mushroom allergy? And would it be to all mushrooms?

How common is a mushroom allergy?  And would it be to all mushrooms?

Unusual: The most common food allergies are: egg, milk, wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish and fish. Mushroom allergy is unusual but not unheard of. ...Read more

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The typical symptoms of a mushroom allergy. Had multiple kinds. To which am I allergic?

Stereotypical: Food allergy symptoms are the same regardless of cause. Gi: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tongue swelling. Skin: hives, swelling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids, face, tongue; sometimes eczema. Respiratory: difficulty breathing due to vocal cord swelling or asthma; sometimes runny nose. Cardiovascular: dizzy, sense of doom, loss of consciousness, shock, death. Combinations? That's anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How do I get an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

See your doctor: The only way to get an Epipen (epinephrine) is to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Severe mushroom allergy would mean more than just hives?

Anaphylaxis perhaps: That's the name for severe allergic reactions. Any reaction that is very severe can progress to life-threatening symptoms like throat closing, hoarseness, chest tightness, asthma, or circulatory collapse (shock). Skin manifestations like hives are not usually dangerous; just uncomfortable and unsightly. ...Read more

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So some people have to carry an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

So some people have to carry an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

Yes: Anyone that has had immediate allergic symptoms from ingestion to a food must avoid the food as much as possible and carry epi in case of accidental exposure. ...Read more

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What is allergy tablets do?

What is allergy tablets do?

Allergy tablets: Most allergy tablets are medications that fall into the category of antihistamines that block the effect of histamine. This treats symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, etc. Sometimes antihistamines are combined with decongestants to help with stuffy nose. Studies are evaluating "allergy tablets" that may work similar to allergy shots where the tablet contains the pollen, etc. ...Read more

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How to help with allergies?

How to help with allergies?

Allergies: An allergist is best qualified to diagnose and treat allergies. If you wish to try taking antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(is non drowsy) to see if symptoms resolve or improve you can buy these medications without a prescription. If you think you're experiencing allergies, try to determine what they can be caused by and try an elimination technique of one thing at a time ...Read more

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How can I reduce allergies?

How can I reduce allergies?

Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist. ...Read more

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How to cope with allergies?

How to cope with allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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