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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. 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


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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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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