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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pear Allergy (Overview)

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For pear allergy symptoms see: http://www.livestrong.com/article/196575-pear-allergy-symptoms/


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Would pollen (birch) immunotherapy help resolve OAS? (Apple, hazelnut, peanuts ara h8, etc)

Would pollen (birch) immunotherapy help resolve OAS?  (Apple, hazelnut, peanuts ara h8, etc)

Maybe: Will birch immunotherapy help with oral allergy syndrome? I agree with Dr. Al Hegab that the benefits are not fully understood at this point in time and immunotherapy solely for the purpose of treating OAS is not recommended. However, if you also have allergic rhinitis and/or allergic asthma symptoms, immunotherapy could improve these symptoms, and maybe symptoms of OAS. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pear Allergy (Overview)

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For pear allergy symptoms see: http://www.livestrong.com/article/196575-pear-allergy-symptoms/


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Question to all the pear allergy sufferers! are apples a problem also?

Question to all the pear allergy sufferers! are apples a problem also?

Sometimes: Many pear allergy sufferers have allergies to apples too (or at least a mild intolerance). But that is not always the case. Your allergist can determine for sure. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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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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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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Will calamari trigger a shellfish allergy?

Will calamari trigger a shellfish allergy?

Yes: About 10-15% of people who are shellfish allergic (shrimp, lobster, etc) are also clinically sensitive to mollusks (clams, squid(calamari), octopus). Ask your allergist before introducing mollusks to your diet. ...Read more

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Is having corn pollen allergy the same as a corn allergy?

Is having corn pollen allergy the same as a corn allergy?

Not exactly: They are both corn related and those with corn allergy may react to corn pollen with runny nose and or asthma. If the corn pollen allergy is moderate to severe, it is best to avoid corn. www.about.com has a good article on this subject. ...Read more

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Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

Not usually: Usually the plantain allergy discussed here in the states is to the pollen of the weed English Plantain, not food allergy to plantains (similar to bananas). An interesting fact about English Plantain is that, unlike typical weeds like ragweed that produce pollen in the fall, English Plantain produces pollen both fall AND spring, in a bimodal fashion. This photo is not E. plantain, however. ...Read more

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Are people with apple allergies allergic to baked apple foods?

Are people with apple allergies allergic to baked apple foods?

May not be: People with the form of apple allergy that causes mouth and throat itching, so called oral allergy, or pollen fruit oral allergy syndrome, is usually a cross reactivity with pollen allergies, and is usually due to a heat labile protein. Heating destroys the protein's effect. ...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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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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Will imitation crab trigger a shellfish allergy?

Will imitation crab trigger a shellfish allergy?

No: Imitation crab meat is made from fillets of Alaska pollock. As long as you don't have a history of fish allergy you shouldn't have a problem. You should be careful however, because some manufacturers that produce these products also manufacture shellfish products in the same facility which could cause cross-contamination. ...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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Is a corn pollen allergy the exact same as a corn allergy?

Is a corn pollen allergy the exact same as a corn allergy?

Pollen allergy OR: No, corn pollen is not the same as the vegetable corn. This comes up with nut trees too, like pecan pollen vs pecan nuts, walnut tree pollen vs walnuts. The allergens in the pollens are not the same as the allergens in the "fruits" the plant produces. We have different skin tests for each and can show you how your responses differ. ...Read more

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Can I outgrow carrot allergy?

Can I outgrow carrot allergy?

Maybe: John hopkins recently published a study in which they found that most childhood allergies do not improve until much later in life. There was about 79% of the teenagers that outgrew their childhood allergies but the other 21% did not. So right now you may just have to wait. You can try improving the immune system through supplements (which the allergist donot recommend) but its worth a shot. ...Read more

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Fruit/coconut/cashew allergy do they comprise oral allergy syndrome?

Fruit/coconut/cashew allergy do they comprise oral allergy syndrome?

Reactions can be OAS: All these foods have been associated with the oral allergy syndrome, but reactions to coconuts and cashews can also be life-threatening allergies independent of pollen allergies. ...Read more

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Frequency of cashew allergies?

Frequency of cashew allergies?

1%-2%: It is estimated that one-two percent of the U.S. Population has tree nut allergies which cashews belong to. ...Read more

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Allergic to olive trees?

Allergic to olive trees?

Possible: Olive tree pollen allergy is not common in the us b/c olive trees are not that common. It is more common in mediteranean area. ...Read more

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