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How do I get an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

How do I get an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

See your doctor: The only way to get an Epipen (epinephrine) is to see your doctor for a prescription.

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Mushroom Allergy (Definition)

Allergy to any food, in this case mushroom will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and ...Read more


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How common is mushroom allergy?

How common is mushroom allergy?

Very small: It is probably as small as 1% from eating a "pure" mushroom, however, it is higher (10-30%) in the multiply allergic population.

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What is the definition or description of: Mushroom allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mushroom allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case mushroom will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. 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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The typical symptoms of a mushroom allergy. Had multiple kinds. To which am I allergic?

The typical symptoms of a mushroom allergy. Had multiple kinds. To which am I allergic?

Stereotypical: Food allergy symptoms are the same regardless of cause. Gi: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tongue swelling. Skin: hives, swelling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids, face, tongue; sometimes eczema. Respiratory: difficulty breathing due to vocal cord swelling or asthma; sometimes runny nose. Cardiovascular: dizzy, sense of doom, loss of consciousness, shock, death. Combinations? That's anaphylaxis.

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Severe mushroom allergy would mean more than just hives?

Severe mushroom allergy would mean more than just hives?

Anaphylaxis perhaps: That's the name for severe allergic reactions. Any reaction that is very severe can progress to life-threatening symptoms like throat closing, hoarseness, chest tightness, asthma, or circulatory collapse (shock). Skin manifestations like hives are not usually dangerous; just uncomfortable and unsightly.

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So some people have to carry an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

So some people have to carry an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

Yes: Anyone that has had immediate allergic symptoms from ingestion to a food must avoid the food as much as possible and carry epi in case of accidental exposure.

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Can cat allergies be serious?

Can cat allergies be serious?

Depends: Any allergen can cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe and life threatening. Cat would be included in that as well. Cats can cause mild nasal congestion to severe persistent asthma that can be life threatening. If you are having symptoms around a cat talk with you pcp or allergist. There are good treatment options available to help you.

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How common are dog allergies?

How common are dog allergies?

Common: Allergic rhinitis including allergy to dogs is common, affecting 10-30% of people in the U.S. Rates seems to be increasing over time, particularly in urban areas. These statistic include all allergy sufferers (trees, grass, weeds, dust mites, molds, cats, dogs, etc). I don't have rates for dog allergy sufferers specifically.

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Can I mix allergy medications?

Can I mix allergy medications?

Careful: Some allergy medications such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zyrtec are sedating and together may be too sedating to function. Mixing allergy medications is best prescribed under the supervision of an allergist to avoid side effects. It depends what you are trying to treat, usually one second generation antihistamine is enough to treat nasal allergies. Other medications can be used for other symptoms.

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How common are dairy allergies?

Common: As food allergies go, milk is one of the more common offenders. More common in kids and there's a good chance they'll outgrow it.

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What can I do about my allergies?

What can I do about my allergies?

Allergies: Depends how bad they are, you can take over the counter antihistamines and if they don't provide with relief, you need to start with your primary doctor for more prescription medications, such as nasal sprays and if these don't help, you need to see an allergist and they can advise you what else to do.

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How can you best fight allergies?

How can you best fight allergies?

Several ways: First; identify and avoid the allergen if possible second: medications to control and decrease symptoms. Third: allergy injections (best treatment for long term benefit). It really is that easy!

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How to lose an allergy over time?

How to lose an allergy over time?

Allergy shots: Some people lose allergies over time. To help this along allergy shots help people develop tolerance.

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