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Dr. John Landi
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Plum 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 more info about fruit allergies see: http://farrp.unl.edu/informallfruit


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Can you have an allergy to plum tomatoes and not other tomatoes?

Can you have an allergy to plum tomatoes and not other tomatoes?

Not likely: Tomatoes generally share the same proteins regardless of the species that you might consume. If you are allergic to one type of tomato, it is highly likely you will be allergic to other types as well. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Plum 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 more info about fruit allergies see: http://farrp.unl.edu/informallfruit


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What is the definition or description of: Plum allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Plum allergy?

Plum allergy: 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 more info about fruit allergies see: http://farrp.unl.edu/informallfruit ...Read more

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Can you have an allergy to plum tomatoes and not other tomatoes?

Not likely: Tomatoes generally share the same proteins regardless of the species that you might consume. If you are allergic to one type of tomato, it is highly likely you will be allergic to other types as well. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of plum vinegar?

What is the benefit of plum vinegar?

Not for health: Various kinds of vinegar are promoted as being good for everything. This alone should tell you that these promotions are sucker stuff. If you like plum vinegar, for example on your salad, that's fine. If it made you healthier, there would be barrels in the NIH cafeteria for the best-informed medical scientists in the world. Maintain your health through sensible diet, fitness & meds if needed. ...Read more

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Can plums cause red stool?

Can plums cause red stool?

Yes: Eating plums can cause red coloration. If ever in doubt about whether red coloration is due to blood - the stool can be easily tested. ...Read more

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Are peaches and plums good for pregnancy?

Are peaches and plums good for pregnancy?

Peaches and Plums: Are both healthy for you during pregnancy. There is a concern about pesticide concentrations and peaches. So, it is recommend that you stick to organic peaches. ...Read more

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Which has less calories, a small plum or a small apple?

Which has less calories, a small plum or a small apple?

Almost the same: One medium granny smith apple (154 grams) has 80 calories. A 2 1/8 inch plum (66 grams) has 30 calories. Not all apples have the same calorie count. The plum and the apple end up being very similar calorie wise - when you correct for weight. ...Read more

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Someone gave me optrimax plum delite but i have acid reflux. is it safe to take?

Someone gave me optrimax plum delite but i have acid reflux. is it safe to take?

Colon cleanses: it is impossible to tell whether this colon cleanse will make your reflux worse. Colon cleanses in general are not a healthy alternative in the quest to lose weight. It is not necessary to do colon cleanses, and in some circumstances it can be harmful. The best way to lose weight is the old-fashioned way, a long term change in the diet, coupled with a healthy active lifestyle. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is eating plum during pregnancy advisable? It's between 3-4 weeks of pregnancy.

Is eating plum during pregnancy advisable?  It's between 3-4 weeks of pregnancy.

Not aware of problem: I know of no contraindication to eating plums during pregnancy. Fruit in general is always advised for gastrointestinal normal function. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my solar plexis where it used to be concave..about the size of a small plum..whag is that?

I have a lump on my solar plexis where it used to be concave..about the size of a small plum..whag is that?

Ask treating Doctor: Have you heard of a story ; Elephant and 4 Blind men? Trying to get answer from us is like that ...Read more

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Is it bad to suck on plum pits, does it have any long-term effects? I sometimes swallow a tiny bit of the pit too....

No problem: That I know of with plum pits regarding toxicity. Sucking on ANYTHING (cigarettes, straws, even bottle tops) can, however, cause wrinkles! ...Read more

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My boyfriend has Crohn's disease and he has these lumps on his back. What are they? Circular and they itch. They are about the size of a plum.

My boyfriend has Crohn's disease and he has these lumps on his back. What are they?  Circular and they itch. They are about the size of a plum.

Ringworm: It could be fungal. The best way to tell is a skin biopsy if he goes to see a dermatologist. If he's had this a long time it may not respond well to topicals. Oral treatment requires a prescription. ...Read more

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Passed stool yesterday, dark plum colour?! Could this be because I ate beetroot? Today went and small amount of dark/black patches? Is this serious?

Passed stool yesterday, dark plum colour?! Could this be because I ate beetroot? Today went and small amount of dark/black patches? Is this serious?

It could be,get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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My cycle isn't on but I have been passing clot larger than a plum something they can be long as a dollar. I bleed heavy when it comes out. need help?

My cycle isn't on but I have been passing clot larger than a plum something they can be long as a dollar. I bleed heavy when it comes out. need help?

Abnormal bleeding: What you are describing sounds like unscheduled abnormal vaginal bleeding - I suggest a pelvic ultrasound after a visit with your GYN doctor. Having clots outside your cycle is not normal. If they happen after sexual activity it could be due to your cervix bleeding and blood clotting inside vagina, and coming out when you move about - Another reason to see a doctor. ...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