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Palm Oil Allergy
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 moreGet help now ›
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
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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Might just rash out: No clear answer here. Manufacturers' labels warn of high risk, but I can't find quality literature proving anaphylaxis from applying products containing nut oils to intact skin. Wide differences exist in how cosmetics are processed that can affect chance of rxn. We know sensitization can happen, tho. Open skin could add risk. Alternatively contact dermatitis is possible. Prudence is best. Avoid. ...Read moreGet help now ›
A rare allergy: Rapeseed oil is called canola oil today. It's the basic ingredient of most vegetable oils. Because canola oil is extracted at very high heat from the seeds any allergenic proteins are denatured and rendered harmless by the processing. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Probably not: Oils are fats that don't usually cause allergic reactions (most allergies are directed against proteins). Manufacturers of fish oil supplements recommend that fish-allergic people avoid their product because they can't guarantee the absence of fish protein in their pills. One small study skin tested fish-allergic patients to fish oil and gave them supplements orally; none had an allergic response. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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