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Dr. William Singer
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Mustard Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case mustard will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. 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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Possible to have mustard allergy?

Possible to have mustard allergy?

Yes: Mustard is made from the seed of the mustard plant and many people develop allergy to the mustard seed, just as they do to many other types of seed, like tree nuts or peanut. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
6 doctors shared insights

Mustard Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case mustard will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. 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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Lab tests show I have a mustard allergy. Would that be to the plant or the sauce?

Lab tests show I have a mustard allergy.  Would that be to the plant or the sauce?

Probably the sauce: Mustard allergy is very uncommon, and very easy to self diagnose. It doesn't take most people very long to figure out they're having symptoms every time they eat something with mustard. Blood tests are notorious for giving false positive and false negative results, and are used far too often. The best way to identify and treat food-related symptoms is to consult a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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Possible to have mustard allergy?

Yes: Mustard is made from the seed of the mustard plant and many people develop allergy to the mustard seed, just as they do to many other types of seed, like tree nuts or peanut. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a serious mustard allergy?

Yes: I have had patients with both mustard greens allergy and the mustard seed. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a serious mustard allergy?

Does anyone have a serious mustard allergy?

Not that I've seen: Mustard allergy is very uncommon, and very easy to self diagnose. It doesn't take most people very long to figure out they're having symptoms every time they eat something with mustard. Blood tests are notorious for giving false positive and false negative results, and are used far too often. The best way to identify and treat food-related symptoms is to consult a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mustard allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mustard allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case mustard will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. 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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If I have a mustard allergy will I react to mustard algae?

Not likely: Mustard algae is a chlorine-resistant form of green algae (yellow-green to brown) typically found in sunbelt areas that contaminates swimming pools and aquariums. Mustard food allergy is a reaction to the proteins in the mustard seed. This is an up-and-coming food allergy that can be severe. However, it's still safe to swim in the icky pool if desired. ...Read more

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Lab tests show I have a mustard allergy. Would that be to the plant or the sauce?

Probably the sauce: Mustard allergy is very uncommon, and very easy to self diagnose. It doesn't take most people very long to figure out they're having symptoms every time they eat something with mustard. Blood tests are notorious for giving false positive and false negative results, and are used far too often. The best way to identify and treat food-related symptoms is to consult a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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Could I have gotten diarreha from my allergy to mustard?

Could I have gotten diarreha from my allergy to mustard?

May be.: Food allergy can cause diarrhea that is usually limited to exposure to the food to which you are allergic. If it happens over and over, you need to be evaluated for other reasons as well. ...Read more

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I seem to have a bit of pain on my tongue and gums when I eat yellow mustard? Is it the spiciness or an allergy?

I seem to have a bit of pain on my tongue and gums when I eat yellow mustard?  Is it the spiciness or an allergy?

Unclear: It is possible that it is simply the spiciness. But also possible is a food cross reactivity. Does this happen at all times of the year? Or only during a pollen season? Some foods will cross react with pollens and give symptoms during the pollen season. It is not a true allergy though. ...Read more

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Why are fall allergies so bad?

Why are fall allergies so bad?

Ragweed & Mold: Allergy problems are often worse in the fall because of weed pollen such as ragweed. In addition, mold is worse in the fall because decaying plant material such as all summers grass clipping and falling leaves. Ragweed is a potent allergen for those who are allergic to it and can cause fairly severe symptoms. The combo of weed pollen and mold is a double whammy. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Yes possible: But first see your doctor to rule out other serious problems for dizziness before you visit allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Why do you develop an allergy?

Why do you develop an allergy?

Genetics: Simple answer: most who develop allergy it is because of genetics and environmental exposure to allergens. In reality, it is much more complex than this. ...Read more

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Should I worry about allergies?

Should I worry about allergies?

If too many symptoms: Hay fever (allergies) is usually due to pollens that are in the air. Some people are allergic to molds and other substances. One can wear a mask when working outdoors or when hiking. Avoid playing outdoors when the pollen or smog levels are high. Medicines such as Claritin otc, zyrtec otc, or prescription eye drops and nasal steroid sprays are helpful. Allergy shots are another option. ...Read more

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Ragweed allergies, how to deal?

Ragweed allergies, how to deal?

Meds, Avoidance: Ragweed allergy presents with congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip (season from August to first frost). See an Allergist in order to confirm suspicion. Intranasal steroid sprays and non-sedating antihistamines can be helpful as well as avoidance measures (keeping car and house windows close, avoid high pollen counts). Also, allergy shots or new sublingual tablets. ...Read more

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What the best medicine for allergy?

What the best medicine for allergy?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines such claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec work for a lot of patients. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Nothing special: Allergic reactions are pretty common and for the most part not specific to the specific antigen (cause). If the exposure to titanium is direct skin contact, would expect redness and possible swelling there. See:http://j. Mp/vgz70k. ...Read more

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What are some common allergies?

What are some common allergies?

Several: Inhalant allergies are to pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold, venom allergies to stinging insects as bees, wasp, hornets and yellow jackets, contact allergies to cosmetics, jewelry, chemicals, drug allergies, food allergies, you name it. ...Read more

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How can I control my allergies?

How can I control my allergies?

Know the cause: The most important thing to know is what its from then you could avoid them. ...Read more

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How can I discover my allergies?

Testing: By skin or serum testing which is consistent with your clinical history. ...Read more

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I have allergies, what can I do?

I have allergies, what can I do?

It depends: It would depend on what kind of allergy you are referring to. For example, allergy to pollen, foods, dust mites etc. etc. There is a lot of information on allergies on Health Tap. Search under allergy and check Checklists. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have allergy?

How do I know if I have allergy?

YOu will have an : Reaction to something like hives, rash, you will get blow up like a balloon, or your throat might close up, making it hard to breath (anaphylactic shock). To play it safe, if this happens after eating something or having a bee sting, go to the ER and get treated. Then get yourself allergy tested by an allergy doctor to find out what your specific allergy is. ...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