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I am allergic to soy and its hard to avoid, is there a way I can reverse my allergy so I can eat it with no side affects?

I am allergic to soy and its hard to avoid, is there a way I can reverse my allergy so I can eat it with no side affects?

Not yet but: desensitization to food or establishing tolerance to food for people with food allergies is being investigated extensively with variable results. There may well be a solution for your problem in the future. Avoidance is still the best current choice. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Can one with a soy allergy be treated with soy lecithin to build an immunity?

Can one with a soy allergy be treated with soy lecithin to build an immunity?

Probably not: We generally do not instruct patients with soy allergy to avoid soy lecithin. Processed soybean oil is considered safe in patients with soy allergy. No cure for food allergy is available. Strict avoidance of the food allergen is the only therapeutic option. There are some experimental strategies on the horizon, though, such as oral, sublingual, and subcutaneous immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Why is canola or soy cooking oil for allergies?

Why is canola or soy cooking oil for allergies?

Better than corn?: Good morning, corn is more allergenic ; any oil of animal origin could also be more allergy inducing. However there is no scientific data to support the claim. However, there are increasing incidence of soy allergy reported on children. ...Read more

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What should I feed a toddler with milk allergies that is very picky and just wants his bottle of soy formula?

What should I feed a toddler with milk allergies that is very picky and just wants his bottle of soy formula?

Finger foods: Offer small servings of finger foods- crackers, pieces of fruit or veggies, pieces of meat, rice/noodles/potatoes- that your child can pick up and feed himself. Stop the bottle- if your child is over 1 year old, it can damage the teeth. Give milk in a cup at meal times and water at other times. Many kids are picky at this age- don't make it a battle- just offer healthy choices. ...Read more

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Today I got 3 shots for my allergies is it possible that I can eat anything with soy or peanut or I have to wait? know the name of the injection

Today I got 3 shots for my allergies is it possible that I can eat anything with soy or peanut or I have to wait? know the name of the injection

No: Your shots are likely for airborne allergens and not for foods. Even then, it will take months to reduce your allergic symptoms. Allergy shots or sublingual drops for food allergens remain experimental at this time and results thus far have been inconsistent. If you are allergic to peanut or soy, don't eat them unless OKd by your allergist. ...Read more

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I just cut gluten and soy due to allergy totally from my diet two weeks ago and my skin has never looked better. Is this from the change in diet?

I just cut gluten and soy due to allergy totally from my diet two weeks ago and my skin has never looked better. Is this from the change in diet?

Yes: Yes - many people don't realize that food allergies can be a cause of breakouts and acne. Cleaning up the diet will often clear up your skin as well. For more tips for healthy skin, check this article out. http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-10-secrets-to-fabulous-looking-skin.html. ...Read more

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Does soy have other names if yes I need to know? cuz I got tested with my Dr. for asthma & allergies even I'm allergic to everythin that has soy

Does soy have other names if yes I need to know? cuz I got tested with my Dr. for asthma & allergies  even I'm allergic to everythin that has soy

Soy allergy: For food labeling lots of products have lecithin -phosphatidyl choline it is a emulsifier used in dressings, chocolate (except enjoy life choc) and unless stated sunflower lecithin it is soy based. Tofu, tempeh , teriyaki sauce, bean paste, endamame ,textured vegetable protein, vegetable oil Propofol the anesthesia is a soy product. f/u w/allergist /nutritionist ...Read more

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Which soy milk is recomended for a baby who has an allergy to cow's milk?

Which soy milk is recomended for a baby who has an allergy to cow's milk?

Soy Not Good Either: Food protein-induced proctitis caused by proteins from cow's milk, which are ingested through breast milk or standard cow's milk based formulas. Soy milk can cause similar symptoms. Treatment consists of complete elimination of cow's milk and soy from the diet. Breastfeeding is always best. Strict avoidance is key. Good news is that sensitivity resolves by one year of age in almost all infants. ...Read more

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Can a toddler who drinks soy milk every night have an allergy of coughing?

Can a toddler who drinks soy milk every night  have an allergy of coughing?

Yes and it might not: Be related to the soy .My ? Would be: how old is the baby? Are you using soy because you suspect allergy? Or just out of choice? How long has coughing been going on? Just @ night? Daytime too? Awakens the baby?..Try to think about all of these things then speak to your pediatrician or a board certified allergist. Also, how soon before the baby goes to bed are you giving bottle? Try it earlier. ...Read more

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Can wic cover any formula for allergies to both soy and milk-based formulas?

Can wic cover any formula for allergies to both soy and milk-based formulas?

Yes: Wic has a special form for physicians to complete that can indicate a milk or soy allergic infant requires a hydrolyzed protein formula or an elemental formula. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy free foods can I eat that has no gluten, soy, rice, corn or dairy?

What kind of allergy free foods can I eat that has no gluten, soy, rice, corn or dairy?

Food allergy: You really need to determine first if you are allergic to all the items you listed , consult an allerkgist, a good resource is foodallergy.Org to find approprite foods to eat. ...Read more

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For a one yr old child with milk and soy allergy, is it helpful to give rice milk in his diet?

For a one yr old child with milk and soy allergy, is it helpful to give rice milk in his diet?

Milk/soy allergy: First, u need to be sure it is true allergy to both. You can use almond milk as well. Rice milk is okay as a last resort. What are the symptoms of your chil'd allergies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food allergies, specifically dairy and soy, in babies under a year old. ?

What are the symptoms of food allergies, specifically dairy and soy,  in babies under a year old. ?

Food allergy: Vomiting, spitting out the food, diarrhea, hives, rash, worsening temperament, difficulty sleeping. Consider seeing an allergist for testing or simply switching formulas to a "hydrolyzed" protein formula.....But those taste awful and most children hate them. ...Read more

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I went to the allergy specialist for a soy allergy. My blood tests said i'm not allergic to soy. What's going on?

Talk with allergist: This is a complex issue without knowing your medical history. Blood tests can (rarely) be neg when someone has a true allergy. Usually these people have positive skin tests and/or oral food challenges. Also, "allergy" refers to a specific type of immune response to a substance; people can have other types of reactions that are not picked up by the test. Discuss your questions with your allergist. ...Read more

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2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all,this means no favism?don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?

2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all,this means no favism?don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?

About favism...: Surviving a meal of Nutella is not a test for favism (G6PD deficiency). The G6PD test is a simple blood test that any lab can do. The result is a percentage (for example: 20% would mean the person has only 20% of the G6PD that an average normal person has). If deficient, broad beans such as fava beans are a no-no. People may want to avoid other legumes and beans; some beans are worse than others. ...Read more

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My allergy test says i ve grade1 allergy to soy, shd i avoid it? Does grade1 allergy its detrimental 4me 2 eat it, are these igg, IgE tests reliable?

My  allergy test says i ve grade1 allergy to soy, shd i avoid it?

 Does grade1 allergy its detrimental 4me 2 eat it, are these igg, IgE tests reliable?

Sweat Test: Since your history indicates that you have asthma, nasal rhinitis and a history of bronchiectasis, I would also suggest a CF screening test called a sweat test. Sometimes milder forms of CF present later in life. If you have been having GI problems which prompted this test, there may be non allergic causes. ...Read more

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Can soy be bad for a person with a wheat and gluten allergy?

Can soy be bad for a person with a wheat and gluten allergy?

No: Not unless you are also allergic to soy. If you have a wheat & gluten allergy avoid barley and oat. Millet is a form of wheat so avoid that, too. White flour is wheat so avoid that. You may eat soy, corn, rice, manioc (poi), arrowroot, quinoa, and tapioca. ...Read more

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What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

Positioning: What is the age of the child? If older than 3 months and if severe GERD I would consider adding rice cereal 1 tablespoon per 4 oz of the formula to thicken the feed. In a baby less than 2 months I would try positioning in a 45 degree position after feedings for an hr to see if it helps. Fomula switching will not improve GERD if that is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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How could a guy like me, who's has an allergy to lentils and soy become a vegan?

How could a guy like me, who's has an allergy to lentils and soy become a vegan?

Why do you ask?: Perhaps being a vegan -- which offers strong moral but not much in the way of measurable health benefits -- isn't right for you. Perhaps simply limiting your intake of factory-farmed meat would be sufficient to make you and your friends who are urging you to do this more comfortable. ...Read more