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Psyllium Husk Allergy Symptoms
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
I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?
Change meds: I believe that constipation is a common side effect of medications. When simple methods to manage these complications fail, altermative treatments should be sought. I would not recommend stronger laxatives as they may alter your colonic function, unless, of course, you have no alternative. ...Read more
Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more
I generally: Treat acute diverticulitis with 2 weeks of antibiotics and to stay on a no to low fiber diet for 6 weeks from diagnosis. I do not recommend starting psyllium before the 6 weeks have elapsed and you are symptom free as you risk a more severe recurrence during those 6 weeks with possible complication of perforation, abscess or fistula development, all of which are emergencies. ...Read more
May help.: Probiotics in general are recommended for ibs, whatever form they come in, . ...Read more
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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup
Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more
Why are fiber type powders like psyllium or Metamucil not preferred over opiod agonists for improving acute diarrhea?
Maybe: Will birch immunotherapy help with oral allergy syndrome? I agree with Dr. Al Hegab that the benefits are not fully understood at this point in time and immunotherapy solely for the purpose of treating OAS is not recommended. However, if you also have allergic rhinitis and/or allergic asthma symptoms, immunotherapy could improve these symptoms, and maybe symptoms of OAS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Propranolol, LEVOTHYROXINE, polyéthylène glycol (Miralax) and Vitamin D. Do any of these contain dairy or lactose??
It is unlikely that: any of the medications you are questioning have dairy or lactose in them or the binders that make the pill however there are many generic forms of these medications and potentially the binders, capsules or dilutents could. You will need to check YOUR specific pills with your pharmacist to be certain. ...Read more
Can maalox (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and simethicone) cause some drug allergy symptoms like rash?
Yes: One can become allergic to any substance at any time, even if you have tolerated it before. Dangerous allergic reactions such as lip, face, tongue, or throat swelling require immediate trip to er; lesser reactions like a rash or hives can be treated with over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) -- for an adult 2 tablets every 4 hours. Good luck! ...Read more
Celiac disease: I presume your doctor has diagnosed you with celiac disease. This occurs in people with certain genes and it is not technically an allergy, because the antibody made to gluten is IgA type, and allergy antibodies are ige type. The reaction is not preventable, but avoidance of gluten means the antibodies don't cause inflammation and the illness stops. So far, it's the best treatment. ...Read more
Already eating fiber and drinking enough liquid. Still having severe constipation. Doctor said Mirlax. Would psyllium husks be better?
I like psyllium.: When it comes to the management of an otherwise normal bodily function, it's always nicer to manage it'd naturally. As such, I would prefer you try psyllium husk first - it has a great taste when added to baking or to oatmeal or bread crumbs for recipes, and it will increase further your fiber intake. Just don't overload with fiber all at once. 35 grams/day in divided doses. ...Read more
Various: Eating kiwi, if you are allergic to it, may cause itchy mouth, sore mouth, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, skin itching, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or even death. This is a partial list of potential symptoms. You may only get 1 or 2 of these. Symptoms with kiwi could also indicate an allergy to ragweed or latex. ...Read more
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more
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