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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

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

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What does a general health panel tell ?

What does a general health panel tell ?

Not a spefic test: There is no agreement about a "general health panel". The closest panel recognized by cms may be comprehensive metabolic profile, a panel of 14 tests. This panel looks for disorders of electrolytes, glucose, kidney and liver. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?

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 more

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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?

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

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I tested positive to turkey, potato, sweet potato, rice, rye, pecans, crab, shrimp. Allergist eliminated wheat and corn to feel better. Correlation?

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

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I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM (ImmunoCAP,FEIA).

I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM
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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

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Postive, high, rast test results - only hayfever and animal reactions though? Are rast tests reliable?

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

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Peanut vs hazelnut allergy--same cause?

Peanut vs hazelnut allergy--same cause?

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

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Do food allergies cause long term damage? Newly diagnosed: tomato, barley, tree nuts, coconut. Mild positives: wheat, soy, peanut, egg. How to manage?

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

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"what information does metabolic panel blood test gives to a doctor about a patient's health?"

"what information does metabolic panel blood test gives to a doctor about a patient's health?"

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 more

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Tree nut allergy sufferers: do you know what nuts specifically count as tree nuts?

Tree nut allergy sufferers: do you know what nuts specifically count as tree nuts?

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

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What is the purpose of an mmpi? And how do you interprit the results?

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 more

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Is coconut considered a tree nut under food allergies?

Is coconut considered a tree nut under food allergies?

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 more

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When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

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 more

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Cost of food allergy testing?

Cost of food allergy testing?

Can't really answer: The cost of food allergy testing will vary depending upon what is tested for, how it is tested ( skin test vs blood work) and how many tests are done. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Docs, could a person both have gluten intolerance and wheat allergy?

Docs, could a person both have gluten intolerance and wheat allergy?

Yes: Gluten is a protein that can be found in several different grains. Wheat allergy would suggest a specific reaction to at least one of many wheat specific proteins.While gluten is a protein present in wheat, it is not the only one. ...Read more

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Checking for info on celiac disease, food allergy profile?

Not food allergy: Celiac is not an ige mediated disease, so food allergy screening is not appropriate for celiac disease. Celiac is an immune reaction to grains. ...Read more

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Safe is it to travel to the tropics with a child with a nut allergy?

Safe is it to travel to the tropics with a child with a  nut allergy?

Yes: As with any travel, or eating outside of the home, you must be cautious as to the ingredients in what is being eaten and drank. In addition to possible cross contamination. For more info on food allergies visit the food allergy and anaphylaxis website. ...Read more

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I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy), what to do?

I have a milk, egg, almond nut, hazelnut and peanut allergy), what to do?

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

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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.

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.

Use for anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is used for anaphylaxis. If one is having anaphylaxis then use of injectable Epinephrine is indicated. If the patient is wheezing then albuterol can used as well. If epi is used 911 must be called. ...Read more

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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

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

Do not worry: Enjoy these nuts and do not worry, you will not have any selenium toxicity from 8 of them. Just know that, they are high in calories! they have plenty of good oils and vitamins. ...Read more

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What year did peanut butter and nuts turn deadly?

What year did peanut butter and nuts turn deadly?

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

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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.

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

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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!

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!

Erythema nodosum????: You need to see a rheumatologist. Looka like- erythema nodosum ( painful bumps), rash, arthritis involving ankle --- several infectious and non infectious diseases can do this. ...Read more

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What would cause my boyfreinds right nut to hurt and sometimes swell up?

What would cause my boyfreinds right nut to hurt and sometimes swell up?

Epididymitis: need an ultrasound to be sure along with a UA and some labs. ...Read more

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I'm a phd. Md wants extensive panel. How are we to interpret results that are equivocal?

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 more

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What does mean differential panel auto dif? Thanks

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 more

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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?

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?

You're healthy: The HDL is highly protective. You're lucky. Your triglycerides are exceptionally low - also wonderful. Your LDL is normal. Your total cholesterol of 225 is meaningless since a large portion of it from hdl. ...Read more

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Should I feel pain in my liver if my liver panels were high?

Should I feel pain in my liver if my liver panels were high?

May be: If your liver panels are high, which likely means your liver enzymes are high, you may have abdominal discomfort, because this could mean inflammation of the liver. You need to see a doctor for further evaluation of abnormal liver panels. ...Read more

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In untreated addison's disease, would basic metabloic panel always be abnormal? Low sodium, increased k?

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 more

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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