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Doctor insights on: Portobello Mushroom Allergy

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How common is mushroom allergy?

How common is mushroom allergy?

Very small: It is probably as small as 1% from eating a "pure" mushroom, however, it is higher (10-30%) in the multiply allergic population. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Mushroom Allergy (Definition)

Allergy to any food, in this case mushroom will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Mushroom allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mushroom allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case mushroom will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. 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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How common is a mushroom allergy? And would it be to all mushrooms?

How common is a mushroom allergy? And would it be to all mushrooms?

Not common: Mushroom allergy is rare. But if allergic, avoid them all. ...Read more

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The typical symptoms of a mushroom allergy. Had multiple kinds. To which am I allergic?

The typical symptoms of a mushroom allergy. Had multiple kinds. To which am I allergic?

Stereotypical: Food allergy symptoms are the same regardless of cause. Gi: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tongue swelling. Skin: hives, swelling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids, face, tongue; sometimes eczema. Respiratory: difficulty breathing due to vocal cord swelling or asthma; sometimes runny nose. Cardiovascular: dizzy, sense of doom, loss of consciousness, shock, death. Combinations? That's anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How do I get an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

How do I get an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

See your doctor: The only way to get an Epipen (epinephrine) is to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Severe mushroom allergy would mean more than just hives?

Severe mushroom allergy would mean more than just hives?

Anaphylaxis perhaps: That's the name for severe allergic reactions. Any reaction that is very severe can progress to life-threatening symptoms like throat closing, hoarseness, chest tightness, asthma, or circulatory collapse (shock). Skin manifestations like hives are not usually dangerous; just uncomfortable and unsightly. ...Read more

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So some people have to carry an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

So some people have to carry an epi pen for mushroom allergy?

Yes: Anyone that has had immediate allergic symptoms from ingestion to a food must avoid the food as much as possible and carry epi in case of accidental exposure. ...Read more

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Why are fall allergies so bad?

Why are fall allergies so bad?

Ragweed & Mold: Allergy problems are often worse in the fall because of weed pollen such as ragweed. In addition, mold is worse in the fall because decaying plant material such as all summer's grass clipping and falling leaves. Ragweed is a potent allergen for those who are allergic to it and can cause fairly severe symptoms. The combo of weed pollen and mold is a double whammy. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Yes possible: But first see your doctor to rule out other serious problems for dizziness before you visit allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Why do you develop an allergy?

Why do you develop an allergy?

Genetics: Simple answer: most who develop allergy it is because of genetics and environmental exposure to allergens. In reality it is much more complex than this. ...Read more

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Should I worry about allergies?

Should I worry about allergies?

If too many symptoms: Hay fever (allergies) is usually due to pollens that are in the air. Some people are allergic to molds and other substances. One can wear a mask when working outdoors or when hiking. Avoid playing outdoors when the pollen or smog levels are high. Medicines such as Claritin otc, zyrtec otc, or prescription eye drops and nasal steroid sprays are helpful. Allergy shots are another option. ...Read more

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Ragweed allergies, how to deal?

Ragweed allergies, how to deal?

Meds, Avoidance: Ragweed allergy presents with congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip (season from August to first frost). See an Allergist in order to confirm suspicion. Intranasal steroid sprays and non-sedating antihistamines can be helpful as well as avoidance measures (keeping car and house windows close, avoid high pollen counts). Also allergy shots or new sublingual tablets. ...Read more

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What best medicine for allergy?

What best medicine for allergy?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines such claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec work for a lot of patients. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Nothing special: Allergic reactions are pretty common and for the most part not specific to the specific antigen (cause). If the exposure to titanium is direct skin contact, would expect redness and possible swelling there. See:http://j.Mp/vgz70k. ...Read more

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What are some common allergies?

What are some common allergies?

Several: Inhalant allergies are to pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold, venom allergies to stinging insects as bees, wasp, hornets and yellow jackets, contact allergies to cosmetics, jewelry, chemicals, drug allergies, food allergies, you name it.. ...Read more

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How can I control my allergies?

How can I control my allergies?

Know the cause: The most important thing to know is what its from then you could avoid them. ...Read more

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How can I discover my allergies?

Testing: By skin or serum testing which is consistent with your clinical history. ...Read more

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I have allergies, what can I do?

I have allergies, what can I do?

It depends: It would depend on what kind of allergy you are referring to. For example, allergy to pollen, foods, dust mites etc. Etc. There is a lot of information on allergies on Health Tap. Search under allergy and check Checklists. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have allergy?

How do I know if I have allergy?

YOu will have an: Reaction to something like hives, rash,
you will get blow up like a balloon, or your throat might close up, making it hard to breath (anaphylactic shock). To play it safe, if this happens after eating something or having a bee sting, go to the ER and get treated. Then get yourself allergy tested by an allergy doctor to find out what your specific allergy is. ...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