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Dr. William ware
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I have allergy by applied of some oil. Now whole body itching. Dr. What medicine i can use please help me?

I have allergy  by applied  of some oil. Now whole body itching. Dr. What medicine i can use please help me?

Allergic dermatitis.: Make sure you have washed off all the oil. An antihistamine, such as Diphenhydramine or loratidine, may be helpful. If no relief contact your physician, he may consider prescribing an oral steroid. In any case, avoid further exposure to the oil that caused this. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


Dr. Anthony Rooklin
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My both palms are itchy for the last few days. I never had allergies nor i used or ate any thing other than usual. Please help!?

My both palms are itchy for the last few days. I never had allergies nor i used or ate any thing other than usual. Please help!?

Medication?: An allergic reaction to a medication will often be the cause of itching of the palms and/or soles. If there are no new medications, then i would try to control the symptom by using a non-sedating anti-histamine such as claritin, Allegra or zyrtec. If the symptom continues it might be time to see an allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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Can you have coconut oil if you have a coconut allergy?

Can you have coconut oil if you have a coconut allergy?

Should not: If you have a true coconut allergy, you should avoid the oil too. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Is there such a thing as a canola oil allergy? If so, what are the symptoms?

Yes: Canola is a plant in the family of rapeseed. People can have allergies to these plants leading to similar reactions. Testing for an allergy can be accomplished through an allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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Is there a way to determine if your child has a food aversion versus an allergy, like peanut butter versus something cooked in peanut oil?

Is there a way to determine if your child has a food aversion versus an allergy, like peanut butter versus something cooked in peanut oil?

Allergy blood test: Your pedi can do blood testing for peanut allergy. Allergy symptoms can include itchy mouth, lip or tongue or facial swelling, difficulty breathing, or hives. Food intolerance means child may have mild symptoms and will likely outgrow the allergy. Only 30% of kids outgrow peanut allergy sometime between 6 yrs and 16 yrs.Problem. Peanut allergy can be life threatening and related to any peanut p. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Sunflower allergy --problem with oil?

Sunflower allergy --problem with oil?

No problem w/ oil: If you are allergic to sunflower seed, you may still eat or cook with the highly purified oil. The allergy is to the proteins in the sunflower seed. Highly purified sunflower oil should not contain any significant protein. However, in very highly sensitive patients with a history of a severe reaction, it may be best to avoid the sunflower oil as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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If sesame allergy, can I have sesame oil?

If sesame allergy, can I have sesame oil?

No: If you are allergic to sesame seeds, the best thing is to read labels and make sure you do not eat, touch or inhale anything that contains them. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Matos
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Is rapeseed oil dangerous for seed allergy sufferers?

No: It doesn't taste very good. Canola oil is a variety of the same plant. Only the "cold pressed" oils have enough protein to have reactions. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Palms turn cold & body shivers veyr fast in cold environment, why? allergy reaction (skin) follows after getting back to normal condition, why?

Palms turn cold & body shivers veyr fast in cold environment, why? allergy reaction (skin) follows after getting back to normal condition, why?

What kind of: allergy reaction on skin? Turning purplish? A condition known as Raynaud's phenomenon (hands turn pale then purplish after cold exposure) may account for this but then it should not get that cold in Malaysia. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Can you tell me if i could use skincare products with almond oil if I have a nut allergy?

Can you tell me if i could use skincare products with almond oil if I have a nut allergy?

Avoid: I would avoid topical skin care preparations with food products in them entirely, especially if you have any atopic skin conditions like eczema. If applied to open or damaged skin, these food based products can cause you to become sensitized to the food itself, putting you at risk for developing an allergy. I recommend fragrant-free, dye-free products like Vanicream, Aquaphor, Eucerin, or Cetaphil ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity is a clinical term in which a normally tolerable trigger results in a larger than expected response. Examples include emotional responses to social situations, or sunburn from average amounts of sunlight that normally do ...Read more


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