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Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more
Nut allergies: That is why we have rds or registered dieticians to help us. ...Read more
For About 4 Years Now, I've Had A Pain In My Stomach. It Comes And Goes, Never Constant. Just Random 2 Minute Pain. It Feels Exactly Like A Nut Shot?
4 years?: and today is the day you ask this question?-Get examined and tested by your private doctor-4 years is simply too long...and a dangerous wait-call for an appointment-NOW! ...Read more
I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?
What kind of allergy: Prick, blood tests not very accurate re: food allergies. Neg tests exclude an immune reaction (true allergy), but pos tests have less value. Best test is a double-blind food challenge (neither tester nor pt know which is which, until code is cracked at end of test); cumbersome.This excludes about 90% of "allergies". Other blood tests can be used, not "live-cell"-bogus, no "applied kinesiology". ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?
?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge. ...Read more
I tested positive to turkey, potato, sweet potato, rice, rye, pecans, crab, shrimp. Allergist eliminated wheat and corn to feel better. Correlation?
Test v reaction: The presence of a positive skin test to food only means sensitization and not necessarily causing an allergic reaction to that food. The larger the size of the ST,, the more likely a reaction would occur. If you feel better with elimination of corn and wheat, you should avoid them. A double-blind food challenge may be in order. Were ST to wheat & corn strongly positive? ...Read more
I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM
None of these: Eczema---atopic dermatitis----is NOT an allergy. Allergy tests are not useful, often harmful, for eczema. It is not related to foods. Not "stress" either. It is a genetic defect in the surface of the skin. We have very good technology to help eczema, but no cure. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. Meanwhile use skin cleansers with pH 6 to 7. Apply a liberal amount of a ceramide cream after washing. A prescripti ...Read more
Postive, high, rast test results - only hayfever and animal reactions though? Are rast tests reliable?
RAST vs skin tests: The reason allergists prefer skin tests to rast tests is because the skin tests show your body's biological response to allergens. Rast tests only measure the amount of antibody and do not predict its clinical binding and symptom-provoking abilities. That said, no test is perfect. All have to be compared to your experience and correlated with your history. Allergists spend more time doing this. ...Read more
Nuts are different: Peanuts and hazelnuts are not the same. Peanuts are a legume and hazelnuts are tree nuts. If you are allergic to one, you will not necessarily be allergic to the other, but if you have several food allergies involving nuts, hazelnut and peanut should both be part of your skin test or blood test evaluation ...Read more
Do food allergies cause long term damage? Newly diagnosed: tomato, barley, tree nuts, coconut. Mild positives: wheat, soy, peanut, egg. How to manage?
No: Food allergies do not cause long term damage, but it is unlikely that you developed true food allergies at your age. And that is quite the laundry list of positive tests. It sounds to me like someone who really doesn't understand food allergies put on a bunch of skin tests or, more likely, ordered a boatload of blood tests. See a board certified allergist to get a more accurate interpretation ...Read more
Much: In the 1970's, using the chemical ("metabolic") profiler for screening was "controversial." today it's cheap and is the usual way in which we pick up several common treatable diseases before symptoms occur -- the hepatitis family, alcoholic / lifestyle / medication-induced liver injury, wilson's, hemochromatosis, parathyroid disease, blood lipid problems. The key is interpreting it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Off top: Tree nuts include but are not limited to: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, coconuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts. ...Read more
MMPI: The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale. This can help to determine if the patient is faking or manipulating in their stance towards the testing. In addition the mmpi is validated with 100's of thousands of patients worldwide. Certain profile scores can help detect challenging personality types like borderline, i.e., "gull wing" scatter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had constant itching for 6 months, and rashes 24/7 since then, I was diagnosed with scabies nut that didn't work, then alergic reaction.?
Yes.: The fda considers coconut to be a nut. Practically speaking coconut allergy is far less common than peanut, pistachio, cashew, walnut, pecan or hazelnut allergy. Here's an area where consultation with a board-certified allergist and skin or blood testing and perhaps a supervised oral challenge can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happened is great and i would let that help you lead a better and healthier life. If you need it again, go back until you feel comfortable again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i tested positive to bran, gluten and wheat on the comprehensive food panel test, does that mean that i need to avoid rice, wheat and oat bran?
Is my 1 yr old at risk of anaphylitic shock he allergies to dairy soy wheat gluten egg tomatoes citrics advised no nuts im worried?
Verified ???: There are kids with significant risk with food allergies and some that are over diagnosed.Only the docs involved can make this determination based on the ige tests they have done. Having Epinephrine injector available if appropriate is a help.Have a discussion with your doc and come to an understanding of what to do if problems arise. ...Read more
My allergy skin prick test said I'm allergic to Western Wheat Grass, does that include wheat based foods? I get cramps and bloating from bread/pasta
Avoidance: Carefully avoid all of these foods. If you have not been tested by an allergist see one. He/she can test you to make sure that you are not allergic to other tree nuts or soy and other legumes. You should also have an epi-pen in case of severe reactions. ...Read more
Would it be dangerous to use an epipen (epinephrine) on my 70 lb kid after nebulized albuterol? She has asthma or reactive airway (not sure) & peanut & nut allergy.
Hi, i put 8 brazil nuts in a green smoothie, should I be worried about selenium toxicity? I don't take any selenium suppl and i never ate the nuts b4
Internet myth: Despite the decades of hoopla about food preservatives being horrible for people, the best-attested instance of cancer due to something in a staple food is aflatoxin in moldy ground nuts eaten by the world's poor. Of course, this eventually got hyped into all nuts and peanut butter "causing cancer". You can't totally avoid carcinogens, but you'd be "nuts" to let this fear dominate your life. ...Read more
Are there benefits from monounsaturated fat? I'm eating macadamia nuts, and it has 20g mono & 3.5g saturated fat (24g total fat) per serving.
Good fat...: Yes...It is a better type of fat...We need fat in our diet, but unfortunately much of what we get is saturated fat--meaning from animal products. Often from nuts/plants, we get monosurated fat, a good thing. This fat is not as dangerous--not causing much damage to your blood vessels etc...So, monosaturated fat is a better fat to get. Good luck..Stay healthy. ...Read more
Painful bumps on both shins. Now one swollen ankle. Had a strange rash a few weeks ago. Dr. Is at a loss. Had a blood panel done. Not abnormal. Help!
See below: As with most tests, you would initially want something with a high sensitivity and then high specificity. So you could do a confirmatory test or another related test to support your original hypothesis, depending on your predictive value (based on the clinical evidence & current literature). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CBC: When you get a CBC (complete blood count), the white cells, red cells, platelets and many parameters of cell size, shape, and volume are reported. In addition, all of the many differant kinds of white cells are reported. In the old days, a human being peered into a microscope and counted them one at a time. Nowadays a machine does this automatically - hence an "auto diff". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My HDL is 81, LDL is 132 and my triglycerides are 60. And lipid panel cholesterol shows 225. Can you tell me what this means please?
In untreated addison's disease, would basic metabloic panel always be abnormal? Low sodium, increased k?
Never say always: As addison's disease (primary adrenal failure) progresses, there will most likely be obvious hyponatremia and hyperkalemia. But these changes may be subtle in the early stages, and the diagnosis can be be more properly suspected with a presentation of prolonged nausea, vomiting, anorexia, weight loss, low blood pressure, and weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left nut feels broke open sometimes but then goes back to normal what could that be or is it normal?
Testicle pain: it is not clear exactly what you are describing, but it is not normal to feel pain in your testicles. You need to make an appointment to be seen and evaluated by a physician. ...Read more