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Pine Tree Allergy Rash
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
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
Told to take b1 B6 and B12 by doctor. After 1 dose, 8 hours later got rash. I have Peanut/tree nut allergy. Safe to take if not on ingredient bottle?
Climbed a pine tree to get a frisbee out now red rash all over my arm, back of neck. It burns. What can I do for it?
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
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
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
No: No reason to believe that it would help with food allergy. The reason it is labeled as a food product is that no studies have been done to prove any health benefit of the product. However, there may be some health benefits of individual components of the product, though not necessarily in the amount provided. ...Read more
Almonds are a tree nut. Other common nuts to avoid: pistachio, pecan, cashew, walnut.
Peanuts are a legume so technically you can eat them. Many times these are mixed or prepared with or near tree nuts so if you don't know how its been prepared it is safest to avoid these as well. ...Read more
Tree nut allergy: Tree nut allergy is an immune mediated allergic reaction that occurs after consumption of tree nuts- the list includes many nuts such as walnuts, pecans, cashews, almonds, brazil nut, pistachios. Patients usually present with hives, itching, swelling, cough, wheeze, chest tightness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. ...Read more
Avoid the food: The best current treatment for food allergies is avoiding that particular food. After avoidance, antihistamines can decrease itching associated with food allergies. The use of steroid creams or ointments may help, but should be monitored by a physician. An allergist can assist in identifying the specific food trigger. ...Read more
Varies: All over (urticaria / hives / itchy blotches), or in the creases of the elbows and knees (atopic dermatitis). Dh from gluten senstivity symmetic, upper body. Some of the more mysterious skin diseases may also be caused by food hypersensitivity sometimes. Food allergy is best diagnosed by what happens to a person if they eat the stuff; it can be dangerous and needs respect. Best wishes. ...Read more
Tree Nuts: Tree nuts refers to all nuts that grow on trees, such as walnut, pecan, brazil nut, cashew, etc. All of these and a few others are available as allergy tests. Peanut and soynut are not true nuts; they are legumes that are roasted to be crunchy. They have some of the same allergens as tree nuts, however. Some people are allergic to tree nuts and peanut. If allergic to one tree nut, avoid all. ...Read more
Not always: Not necessarily. However, until you are tested for specific nut, I would avoid them all. ...Read more
What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic.
Irritant dermatitis is the most common type. It's caused by contact with cosmetics, and others. Treatment is with prescription strength topical cortisone such as Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more
I develop random skin rashes and am not sure why-- could this be linked to a food allergy and how can I find out?
Not easily: If you really wish to find out, consult an allergist who can decide on what tests you may be needed after getting a detailed history from you. ...Read more
Sometimes I have uncontrollable itching in my body. With red rashes. Is this a disease or allergy? What should I do?
Can you tell me how come some people with peanut allergies which are legumes are also usually allergic to tree nuts even thoug?
Peanut and tree nuts: Since they are usually processed in the same facility or plant, tree nuts can be contaminated with peanut. ...Read more
Whenever I get a cut/wound, there seems to be some kind of allergy at/around that place. There are rashes. No problem in blood, shown by tests.
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hi this is a question with regards to my 6 month old son. He has recently been allergy tested after having constant recurring rashes an almost burns to?
Site use: To get the most out of this site, you need to provide background information and ask a clear related question. You gave some background, but the question is not clear. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are not linked, so each must contain all info. ...Read more
My allergies are out of control! I already take 180mg of allegra (fexofenadine). What can I take along w/allegra (fexofenadine) to help them? I'm allergic to some trees an grasses.
Lots of choices: Allegra is an antihistamine, so you would want to choose some rx from other classes of medications. Nearly all of your other choices would be prescriptions. Nasal steroid sprays, nasal antihistamines, oral leukotriene inhibitors can all be helpful as prescribed by your physician or health professional. About the only other possibly helpful rx otc would be Nasalcrom that is a nasal spray. See md. ...Read more
Depends. . .: Where you live affects what allergens are prevalent during any given season. At the risk of schilling for big pharma (which I'm not), check out this link to a MAP of states that gives you some idea of what allergens tend to dominate where (http://www. Clarinex. Net/application/allergyinfo. Action? Link=geography). I tried to look for non-commercial maps but couldn't find any. Sorry! ...Read more
Great question: Unfortunately, the exact reason people develop nut allergies is unclear. It is likely a combination of being genetically predisposed and environmental exposure. One theory is early exposure to lotions or oils containing nut protein applied to infants who have thin skin or eczema. The nut protein is absorbed and body senses it as "abnormal" and make allergic antibodies. Why in adults? Not sure. ...Read more
Genes & environment: The tendency to develop allergies to foods & other innocuous environmental things is inherited. Allergy to tree nuts & peanuts probably occurs because exposure is too low during the critical period when the infant's immune system is sorting out self from dangerous stuff & foreign but safe stuff. Allergists currently think that early exposure to tree nuts might prevent allergy to these foods. ...Read more
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
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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