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Doctor insights on: Mustard Plant Allergy

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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

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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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

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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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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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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 in color) 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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I seem to have a bit of pain on my tongue and 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 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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Is there a best way to get over a slight allergy to plants?

Is there a best way to get over a slight allergy to plants?

Steroid cream: Mild localized contact dermatitis usually responds to topical steroid creams. If otc creams don't help call doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Possible: In terms of airborne allergens one would not expect this to be a cause of allergy. Certainly one could see an irritant or contact dermatitis from any plant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any indoor plants which help with allergies?

Can you tell me if there are any indoor plants which help with allergies?

None: Although you may get away with certain indoor plants , there is no plant which is beneficial for allergy although some may improve indoor air quality. Molds would be your major concern. Even artificial plants emit some chemicals and collect dust. ...Read more

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Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?

Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?

Unfortunately no: Ferns are wonderful plants, but to really clean the air it takes a powerful air cleaner/purifier such as a hepa. This can remove up to 99% of airborne pollutants if chosen for the right size of room. Avoid ozone generating air cleaners. The moist dirt that live plants grow in can be a place for mold to grow--mold can be a significant indoor allergen. ...Read more

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Allergy tested positive for "wingspan" but I can't find out what that is online. I've searched mercilessly yet no plant shows up. What IS "wingspan?"

Allergy tested positive for "wingspan" but I can't find out what that is online. I've searched mercilessly yet no plant shows up. What IS "wingspan?"

Consult doctor: Discuss your allergy test +ive result with your doctor, he should be able to explain about "Wingspan" all erg and its treatment .Hope you will feel better . ...Read more

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I am allergic to ragweed. My DC has recommended a supplement that is "contraindicated in known allergy to plants of the daisy family." Is it ok?

I am allergic to ragweed. My DC has recommended a supplement that is "contraindicated in known allergy to plants of the daisy family." Is it ok?

It's ok to be...: It's ok to be allergic to ragweed pollen. Many people are allergic to a variety of pollens. A primary care provider can help take care of such allergies. A "DC" usually means a chiropractor. Chiropractors are not medical doctors, so nobody knows what chiropractors are doing when they make medical recommendations. If worried, one can bring the supplement to his real medical doctor to ask about it. ...Read more

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Have there been any allergies (plants, trees, etc.) identified as occurring between early october and early november in the san francisco bay area?

Grass: Fall weed pollenation typically concludes by the end of sept however, late rains can result in a second wave of grass pollenation. Rains and warm weather can also result in high mold in the air. Go to pollen.Com for local pollen counts in your area. ...Read more

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I have pollen allergies, my friend gave me a plant with flowers in it, they died and now are growing some more, should i give the plant away?or keep i

I have pollen allergies, my friend gave me a plant with flowers in it, they died and now are growing some more, should i give the plant away?or keep i

Pollen allergies : It depends on how bad your allergies are and if you are willing to take Meds to control your allergies !!!! . If you decide to take medication to control symptoms of allergies and you start having side effects , then it is not worth keeping the plant . It is your choice . Only time will tell . ...Read more

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What are the signs of an allergy to aloe vera plant?

Allergy: There would be itching on the areas affected, rednedd red rash my develop, the skin could become very scabby.
All signs of allergy ...Read more

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If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

No: You should be fine. There is definitely Food / Pollen allergic cross reactivity between pollens and certain common fruits as in the "Oral Allergy Syndrome" but this tends not to occur with plants in general. ...Read more

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Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants(lettuce, artichoke, sunflower, dandelion). Should i also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants(lettuce,  artichoke,  sunflower, dandelion). Should i also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Food allergy: Patch test is used to diagnose contact allergy. If what you say is correct, you must have food patch testing, but not food prick testing. Food patch test is used to help diagnose immune cell mediated food allergy. If you ate those before without problems, you can eat those foods again. Testing for food allergy should only be done when patient is suspected to have food allergy related symptoms. ...Read more

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My aunt that is 48 has allergies. Every time when she goes outside on the trees or touches any plant her skin becomes to come red and small pimples.

My aunt that is 48 has allergies. Every time when she goes outside on the trees or touches any plant her skin becomes to come red and small pimples.

Family practice: Is your question what can be done to prevent further occurance she needs to see an allergist and go thru desensitization with allergy shots. ...Read more

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I have allergies, someone gave me some plants, now my mouth and throat hurt, should i give them away or go see a dentist? pollen is one of my allergie

I have allergies, someone gave me some plants, now my mouth and throat hurt, should i give them away or go see a dentist? pollen is one of my allergie

2 consultations: See a Dentist to evaluate your overall dental health. See an Allergist to manage you allergies. You need to see both as an Allergist doesn't treat mouths, and a Dentist doesn't treat allergies. ...Read more