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Sea Omega Allergy In Children
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
Is it common to have skin reaction to certain supplements? Using Nordic Naturals brand of omegas and think causing skin allergy how2 know 4sure?
Stop taking them: The only way to tell is to stop taking the supplement for at least 2 weeks. If the skin reaction subsided, that'd be the clue. If you want to be double-sure, try the supplement again to see if the skin reaction returns. ...Read more
Fish allergy looking for a reliable source of Omega-3 and/or a safe brand to take. Afraid to a reaction to an unreliable brand.
Omega 3: Try a non fish source.What indication are you relying on as there is no data to support such supplementation in healthy adults ...Read more
Hi,My father has severe allergies eating seafood especially fish.Should he take omega 3 fatty acid as a supplement or would that also trigger allergy.
I never had allergies before, however, as i grew up, i started to get allergic reactions against sea food such a raw shrimp, is this normal?
Possible: Though i would hesitate to say normal, I do believe that you can develop a sensitivity to a given substance (allergen) over a period of time such that the first few times that you are exposed to the substance nothing happens but one day your immune system has the right cues to recognize it as a foreign substance and will try to eliminate it by mounting an allergic response. Histamine releases etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How it works: You develop allergies to the protein of a specific product. The protein triggering a shellfish allergy, peanut allergy, bee sting allergy, etc. are all specific to their origin & sensitivity. Sea salt is just a form of the inert, non-protein material composed of sodium and chloride molecules. It does not have potential to trigger an allergic response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't eat any kind of sea food (fish, ...)what should I take to compense my body' needs like omega 3 or vitamins ? And is that necessary for brain ?
Omega 3 fats: Omega 3 fats are essential for humans because we cannot make them -- they must come from our diets or supplements. They are highly concentrated in brain, and needed for its optimal function . You can take fish oil supplements -- at least 1-2 grams/day of epa and 500mg/day of dha (major omega 3 components in fish oil). There are also plant-based forms. http://tinyurl.com/ne78c3l. ...Read more
Can I do a test for omega 3 in my body , i mean in blood test. And how much wants the fish oil to compense my needs if i don't eat any sea food ?
Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin or Blood: Depending on the clinical history and suspected allergen, some practitioners choose the less painful and timely method, which is a blood test looking for specific ige antibodies, also called rast testing. Percutaneous skin tests are still the gold standard for allergy testing. This is something which you should discuss with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Air-borne allergies: Environmental allergies affect your respiratory system including the nose, sinuses, eyes and if severe, the lung. Thus, symptoms are nasal congestion, sinus pressure, teary and itchy eyes, cough, wheezing, physical activity limitation and difficulty breathing if you have asthma. ...Read more
Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I as a 46 year old, take children's Benadryl. It's all I have in the house and my allergies are terrible.
Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?
Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more