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Mustard Plant Allergy
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
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
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
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
Mustard allergy: Wasabi powder or horseradish is recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Wallnut allergy: Not that i know of. A skin patch test by dermatologist or allergist is routine. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Have there been any allergies (plants, trees, etc.) identified as occurring between early october and early november in the san francisco bay area?
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
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
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?
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
Red patch of skin on my chin which i believe was a sunburn, but i also used a leaf to wipe my skin. Can a plant allergy cause peeling and redness?
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.
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