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Plum Allergy In Children
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
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
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
No: Same thing. Prunes are dried plums.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No problem: Plums are healthy. A whole boxfull of anything may give you stomach cramps. Otherwise, bon apetit! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Are there any health properties in fat pork otherwise known as the coco plum, I often hear people say it's good, but how is it good?, I love it though
It is fat: It may taste good, may increase your cholestrol and your waist line ...Read more
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
Swallowing seeds: If she is okay I would not be too worried. But, if course the answer depends on how big the seed was. ...Read more
Is overripe plums ok to eat? I ate it and it is very sweet and soft. Are there any bad effects or can cause weight gain due to sweetness?
I had a lipoma removed on my back a couple weeks ago in the oprateing. Room it was a size of plum I have a anther one also what should I do but?
Lipoma: If the lipoma is not bothering you, observe for now ...Read more
I don't know if it's a boil or spider bite. First it was small now it's the size of a plum and very painful what do I do?
Need to be seen: Increase in size this rapidly is concerning. Please have it looked at by a physician soon. ...Read more
I have a significant increase in pvcs following eating fruit like grapes and plums. I will get them like every 5th beat. Why?
No good answer: It's easy to say, "don't eat grapes and plums! " but, honestly, I'm not aware of any explanation as to why those fruits would precipitate pvcs and I suspect the association may be coincidental. Pvcs are common and can be bothersome - see a family doc or cardiologist. ...Read more
I read the other day that eating peaches, apricots, plums or nectarines could reduce insulin resistance. Any advice about how many per day?
Variety, not number: The fruits you mentioned have a relatively low glycemic index, i.e. They won't cause the high sugar spikes you can see with other fruits. Common questions people have: will eating those fruits prevent diabetes? Will eating lots of them treat diabetes? No and no. Rather, they are good alternatives to more sugary fruits. You still need a good variety of beans/legumes, healthy meats and veggies. ...Read more
What should I do to get of constipation? Right now am eating dry pitted plums do you think that is gonna help?
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
Yes in MODERATION:
REMEMBER Fruits have SUGAR in them. ..especially RIPE fruits....and for the most part they are "SIMPLE" sugars thus have a CALORIC CONTENT!
Ask your PCP for referral to a qualified NUTRITIONIST if you have further questions about your diet! It sounds like you would do well to have some nutritional counseling!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
Prunes and grapes: Grape allergy is considered rare; grape lipid transfer protein (ltp; vit v 1), an endochitinase and a thaumatin-like protein (tlp) have been reported as grape allergens. Raisins would be the same. Sometimes a mold reaction to boyitris occurs with infected grapes. Pru d 3, prunus domestica, european plum, foods, lipid transfer protein. Pru da, prunus domestica, european plum, foods, 2s albumin. ...Read more