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Can people with bee allergies eat honey? What about peanut allergies and peanut oil?

Can people with bee allergies eat honey?  What about peanut allergies and peanut oil?

Yes: There is no bee venom in honey, so it can be safely eaten by people allergic to bees. There is not supposed to be any peanut protein in peanut oil, but there may be if it wasn't carefully manufactured. If you have had a life-threatening reaction to peanut, i wouldn't recommend betting your life on whether the peanut oil is pure. ...Read more

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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


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What can my son eat with peanut, soybean, milk and wheat allergies?

What can my son eat with peanut, soybean, milk and wheat allergies?

FOOD ALLERGIES: There are several substitute to protein food allergy. Milk, peanut, soy are protein. Wheat is carbohydrate.For protein you can give meat products. For carbohydrate rice and white bread. He can eat other food except those mentioned. ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...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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Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read more

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If you have a peanut and tree nut allergy is sunflower seed oil o.K. To use?

If you have a peanut and tree nut allergy is sunflower seed oil o.K. To use?

Most commercial: Nuts are prepared with the same equipment where peanuts are processed. Hence it may be dangerous. It will be a good idea to have your allergist test for sunflower seed allergy. ...Read more

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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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Can a child be allergic to whole peanuts but not allergic peanut butter?

Can a child be allergic to whole peanuts but not allergic peanut butter?

No: No, but the reverse can be true because of different " butter" formulations! very unlikely, but i must mention it. ...Read more

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What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts soy bean soy whey sun flower and strawberries and fresh fruits?

What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts  soy bean soy whey sun flower  and strawberries and fresh fruits?

? Truly Allergic: Many patients claim to be allergic to foods but on allergy testing are negative. Furthermore positive reactions don't in themselves mean one is allergic but that one has allergic antibodies to foods. Many patients with reactions on testing to peanut have developed tolerance to foods. You need to see an allergist, get tested and possibly have an elimination and food challenges done. ...Read more

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Can a person with nut allergies eat sunflower seeds?

Can a person with nut allergies eat sunflower seeds?

Sunflower: Usually but sometimes one can be allergic to both. Sunflower is one of the three most common seed allergies. ...Read more

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Why is canola or soy cooking oil for allergies?

Why is canola or soy cooking oil for allergies?

Better than corn?: Good morning, corn is more allergenic ; any oil of animal origin could also be more allergy inducing. However there is no scientific data to support the claim. However, there are increasing incidence of soy allergy reported on children. ...Read more

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I am allergic to dairy, wheat, peanuts, corn and soy. Can I survive solely on fruits, vegetables and fish ?

I am allergic to dairy, wheat, peanuts, corn and soy. Can I survive solely on fruits, vegetables and fish ?

Food allergy: Humans can survive just fine on a vegan or even limited vegan diets. The more limited your diet , the more likely you are to need a multivitamin to get some important minerals and vitamins. If you omit amimal protein from your diet, you need a good source of protein such as : legumes (peas, lentils, beans etc.) soy, tree nuts or seeds (sunflower). Eggs (esp. Egg white) are also a healthy choice. ...Read more

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Is eating avocados, bananas and peanut butter healthy?

Is eating avocados, bananas and peanut butter healthy?

Pretty good : Avocados have a very healthy fat that is great for the body and skin. Bananas are high in potassium and calm the brain with tryptophan. Peanut butter is ok, but get an organic brand with cashews instead. Do not forget to drink plenty of water and exercise. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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Is canola or peanut oil better?

Is canola or peanut oil better?

Neither: Depends on use. For cooking, i would choose peanut over canola, although neither is a great choice. Coconut oil is best. Lowest pufa oils are best for cooking. Much more info on: http://sufairchild.Com/info/oil.Htm. ...Read more

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Are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches healthy or worse than fruit and nuts?

Are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches healthy or worse than fruit and nuts?

PBY: All are healthy. I may have a pb&y after a work out or as snack in between meals. I like to snack with nuts and fruits in between meal. Much better than artificial sugar, candies, sodas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about allergies to wheat, corn, peanuts, soy, walnuts, shrimp, clam, and scallops?

Food allergy: When it comes to food allergies, especially in patient with multiple food allergies like yourself, the diagnosis of it should be taken very careful so we don't over-diagnose it. Over-diagnosis will bring unnecessary burden to your quality of life. Diagnosing should be correlate with clinical symptoms of wheezing, hives, abdo pain... Lab tests help us gauge the risk of having food allergy only. ...Read more

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Can people with bee allergies eat honey? What about peanut allergies and peanut oil?

Yes: There is no bee venom in honey, so it can be safely eaten by people allergic to bees. There is not supposed to be any peanut protein in peanut oil, but there may be if it wasn't carefully manufactured. If you have had a life-threatening reaction to peanut, i wouldn't recommend betting your life on whether the peanut oil is pure. ...Read more

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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?

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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Can you have peanut oil despite having a severe peanut allergy?

Can you have peanut oil despite having a severe peanut allergy?

Usually : Peanut allergy is a sensitivity to the protein found in peanuts--not necessarily the oil. Most fast food restaurants used peanut oil that has none of the allergic proteins. There are some peanut oils (cold pressed or poorly refined) that should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil safe for someone with a peanut allergy thank you very much for your time?

Is coconut oil safe for someone with a peanut allergy thank you very much for your time?

Yes: Oil usually contains very little protein and thus even peanut-allergic people may tolerate peanut oil in most but not all instances. As for coconut, it is totally different from peanuts-- so don't worry be happy ...Read more

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If you have a peanut and tree nut allergy is sunflower seed oil o.K. To use?

Most commercial: Nuts are prepared with the same equipment where peanuts are processed. Hence it may be dangerous. It will be a good idea to have your allergist test for sunflower seed allergy. ...Read more

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Why are peanut allergies generally so severe?

Why are peanut allergies generally so severe?

Good question: Why are peanut allergies so severe? A fair question, though realize ANY food allergy can be severe, meaning causing severe symptoms. Allergy tests identify the LIKELIHOOD of a reaction, but do not tell you SEVERITY of the reaction. Factors such as uncontrolled asthma, active virus, amount ingested, perhaps vomiting can affect severity. ...Read more

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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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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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What to do if I have a peanut allergy?

What to do if I have a peanut allergy?

Simple answer?: Avoid peanuts. Avoid them like the plague. Avoid foods that may have even the slightest dusting of peanut on them. Read your ingredient lists for everything you buy to make sure there's no peanut and to see that the food wasn't made or packaged in a plant in which peanut containing foods are also processed. ...Read more

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How should a peanut allergy be treated?

How should a peanut allergy be treated?

Peanut allergy: The only treatment for true peanut allergy (ige to peanut) is strict avoidance. Playing russian roulette with any peanut (or tree nut) allergy is dangerous. Periodic exposures tend to become more vigorous and rapid with each event. On the bright side, several centers are researching oral desensitization in the highly allergic. Epinephrine should be carried for treating anaphylactic emergencies. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a peanut allergy?

How to know if I have a peanut allergy?

Allergic reaction: The peanut allergy is variable you may have simple changes like hives, itchy skin, drip nose. The worse reactions are airway closure ad life threatening allergic reactions. If every time you are exposed to peanuts something happens see an allergist for testing. The peanut allergy can be quite severs. ...Read more

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Allergy to lemon oil, is that possible?

Allergy to lemon oil, is that possible?

Maybe: This has been described only once in the medical literature (in 1990). It was reported in a women who worked handling lemon peel and lemon oil for several years. The reaction she got was a skin reaction on her fingers where she handled these products. It is exceedingly rare, but it may be possible to have a lemon oil allergy. ...Read more

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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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Is there any way to cure a peanut allergy?

Is there any way to cure a peanut allergy?

Not yet: Unfortunately, there is not yet a "cure" for peanut allergy. Avoidance is the main treatment. If exposure occurs, an Epi-pen should be used for serious reactions. There are studies ongoing with peanut allergy treatment - involves feeding increasing amounts of peanuts to patient over time. However, this has risks involved and still not widely available. ...Read more

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What should take if I have peanut allergy?

What should take if I have peanut allergy?

Avoid peanut: The only way to prevent reaction to peanut is to avoid it in your diet. Do not eat peanut if you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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How can peanuts allergy be life threatening?

How can peanuts allergy be life threatening?

Anaphylaxis: The most serious reaction to peanut is called anaphylaxis. While many allergic reactions remain localized in your skin or nose or mouth, in anaphylaxis, your entire body is involved. This can cause a drop in blood pressure or swelling in the throat that can be fatal. Epinephrine acts to raise your blood pressure and this is how it saves lives in anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What do the risks mean for a peanut allergy?

Peanut allergy: The most serious risk is immidiate allergic responce with swelling of larynx which if not treated can be fatal, and late effects with rash, wheezing and cough are slow to develope and easy to treat.So if you have peanut allergy you carry Epipen (epinephrine) with you all the time. ...Read more