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What is the definition or description of: Bell pepper allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bell pepper allergy?

Pepper allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case bell pepper will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. 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 ...Read more

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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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Why is the inside of my mouth swollen in a ridge along the tooth line? My tongue feels like it has pepper on? Is this an allergy?

Why is the inside of my mouth swollen in a ridge along the tooth line? My tongue feels like it has pepper on? Is this an allergy?

Toothpaste sensitive: Have you recently changed toothpastes? Some toothpastes containing cinnamon aldehyde (cinnamon flavor) or sodium lauryl sulfate can cause these issues ...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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How effective are pepper tree leaves for reducing phlegm buildup?

Phlegm: There are no studies on pepper tree leaves. You might consider using an over the counter mucolytic instead. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of pepper tree leaves?

What are the health benefits of pepper tree leaves?

Pepper tree leaves: Http://www. Nutrition-and-you. Com/black_pepper. Html

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How effective are pepper tree leaves for treating viral infections?

How effective are pepper tree leaves for treating viral infections?

Natural supplements: Some people believe they get a benefit from using a natural product such as pepper tree leaves. Certainly our ancestors before modern medicine believed in this and there are many cultures using many, many plant based compounds that could have an effect. This is the field of ethanobotany. Some of the approaches of traditional medicinal yield modern day results -such as aspirin, anti-malarials etc. ...Read more

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How effective are pepper tree leaves for treating Candida yeast infections?

How effective are pepper tree leaves for treating Candida yeast infections?

Not very...: ...and maybe not effective at all. You'll do better with standard, scientific treatment, usually with an "azole" drug (miconazole, clotrimazole, and several others). If your diagnosis has not been professionally confirmed, best to see a doctor first. ...Read more

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Food alllergy? Hi I have eaten oat biscuit and black pepper and a banana, I am now itchy hair head eye eyebrow?

Food alllergy? Hi I have eaten oat biscuit and black pepper and a banana, I am now itchy hair head eye eyebrow?

Maybe: Food allergic reactions have been described with oats as well as other grains. Banana allergy can be associated with latex allergy. Black pepper allergy is fairly uncommon, but spice allergy is likely more common than previously thought as many persons who had reactions just stop eating it and it may not be reported. An allergist can help confirm or rule out the above foods as the trigger. ...Read more

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What happens if I eat almonds if I have a tree nut allergy?

What happens if I eat almonds if I have a tree nut allergy?

No, you shouldn't: It largely depends on what type of tree nut allergy you have, and if you are allergic to several tree nuts. It's important to know that there is a 33% chance of cross reactivity among tree nuts. There is also a possibility of cross contamination, since many manufacturers process other nuts in the same proximity. Safest options is to avoid all tree nuts. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat a tree nut allergy in my 6 year old?

Is there any way to treat a tree nut allergy in my 6 year old?

Avoidance: Unfortunately the only currently available option is avoidance. Be careful with reading food labels for traces of tree nuts. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be an astronaut if I have a tree nut allergy?

Is it possible to be an astronaut if I have a tree nut allergy?

Unsure but...: I'm not sure about the official requirements, but I know most military recruits have issues if they have a history of peanut or tree nut allergy. Sometimes component testing by an Allergist can determine your risk for anaphylaxis. See an Allergist for more details. ...Read more

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Are tree pollen allergies treated differently from other allergies?

Are tree pollen allergies treated differently from other allergies?

No: Generally no. If you are receiving allergy shots, it is important to have the correct tree pollen that is responsible in the shot, but otherwise the basic principles are the same. Knowing which tree pollens are responsible for your allergies can help plan desensitization (allergy shots) and might help you predict which seasons will be difficult for you. ...Read more

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For someone with a tree nut allergy would pine nuts cause a reaction?

For someone with a tree nut allergy would pine nuts cause a reaction?

Very possibly: Pine nuts are a type of tree nut and contain many of the same proteins as other tree nuts. It is very likely that you could have a problem with pine nuts if you have allergy to other tree nuts. ...Read more

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Tree nut allergy sufferers: do you know what nuts specifically count as tree nuts?

Off top: Tree nuts include but are not limited to: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, coconuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts. ...Read more

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In regards to intradermal allergy testing, what do these results mean: ragweed 15/24 and tree mix 6/12?

In regards to intradermal allergy testing, what do these results mean: ragweed 15/24 and tree mix 6/12?

Intradermal testing: These are measurements in mm of the wheal and flare response indicating that you are allergic to these two seasonal allergens. ...Read more