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My mom developed an allergy to nuts and spices at age 15. Could she have outgrown these, or would they still be present?
Possibly: The older one is when they develop an allergy, the less likely it is that they will outgrow it. It also depends on what you mean; the oral allergy syndrome consists of mouth itching when eating tree nuts; this occurs in people who are highly allergic to tree pollens, and usually goes away with allergy shots for tree pollens. She should discuss her circumstances with an allergist. ...Read more
Allergy or neither.: Spicy foods usually don't cause lip swelling. Food allergies can cause lip swelling, but usually with itchy lips, mouth, throat and other allergy symptoms (hives). If the swelling occured within 4 hr of eating spicy food, it could be a food allergy to the protein in the food. If swelling occured over 4 hours after eating food then it wasn't an allergy to that food. Consult an allergy specialist. ...Read more
My mom has a problem wit alergies wen she eats spices she breaks out with big red piples on her body nd its very itchy?
When you have an allergic reaction to a substance, your body releases histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream. This causes itching, swelling, and other symptoms. Hives are a common reaction, especially in people with other allergies such as hay fever. Your mother should stop eating
spices. Otc antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, Allegra may help if not contraindicated. See allergist. ...Read more
See below: Antihistamines are generally considered the drugs of first choice. ...Read more
Yes.: The 8th day of treatment, for example, is the classic time to develop Amoxicillin allergy. Other drugs as well, anything from days to years. ...Read more
If I stop eating a certain food then start eating it again could I develope a worse alergy for it?
Yes: If you're allergic to the food to begin with then each time you have it, it's possible to have a worse reaction. This is especially true with peanut allergies. ...Read more
Skin allergy: Typically skin allergy is ige mediated, you can have skin testing to determine what to avoid. There are some igg associated skin problems, and typically that requires avoidance and then challenge (elimination diet) to determine, though there are igg tests, a little more controversial than ige. ...Read more
Infant allergy meds: Infants do sometimes require allergy medications but over the counter medications do not provide a dose recommendation. Doses are based on weight and the situation. It is best to ask your doctor for a specific dose recommendation. ...Read more
Yes: One can get a "skin allergy' at any time. I presume that you have a localized skin problem. If this is a persisting problem and you cannot pin down the contact allergen, consult a dermatologist or allergist to see if patch skin testing to contact allergens is indicated. ...Read more
Sometimes.: Classically, people with latex allergy are often allergic to bananas. ...Read more
What is the difference between food intolerance and food alergy? Is it different for different types of foods?
Could anybody tell me why I just seem to have gotten an alergy to bread? Can I get tested to see if it really is?
Testing is available: I would recommend evaluation by an allergist to test for wheat allergy. ...Read more
I am suffering from asthama I cannot find the alergy which I have suffer from I am using different type of alergy medications but it not works...
Futile search: You need to learn more about your asthma. There is no "one" allergy that you can treat or avoid that would stop it. Asthma is a complex process that is often genetically influenced and triggered by a variety of aggravating factors. Work with your doc on a plan of management that reflects daily changes in symptoms. Do not expect a simple fix. It is a lifelong process. ...Read more
Can taking an alergy med make you feel dizy. And is only taking the med once in a while ok? Its zrtec and how long will it take for it to leave y syst
Yes: Even though zyrtec is a newer generation antihistamine, it may still cause dizziness in some people. If the dizziness bothers you a lot, why don't you try claritin (loratadine) or allegra. It's okay to take the medicine as needed. Each dose of zyrtec should be cleared out of the body after about 32 to 36 hours. ...Read more
Anti-tTG first: In suspected celiac disease / gluten enteropathy / sprue, the cheap screening test is the anti-ttg (tissue transglutiminase); followup may include the more costly IgA anti-endomysial antibdies (ema), biopsy of the gut, and/or a trial of a gluten-free diet. No one knows how common celiac disease really is; what matters is whether gluten elimination ultimately helps you. ...Read more
Allergy: Is an exaggerated immunological reaction (sneezing, difficulty breathing, itching, skin rash) to substances (pollen, animal dander), situations or physical states that do not produce similar effects in most people. It can also be defined as altered bodily reactivity to an antigen when a person is first exposed, such as to bee venom, that is so severe that a second sting may be fatal. Hope this helps ...Read more
An allergy is an abnormal, incorrect reaction of the immune system against substances we are exposed to in our environment. This includes environmental exposures, foods, drugs, etc.
Allergies must be differentiated from other reactions not mediated specifically through the immune system including irritants, intolerance, etc. In general, allergy involves the respiratory tract, skin, or GI system. ...Read more
Immune reaction: Your immune system normally makes igg antibodies that recognize foreign proteins. In patients with allergy, the immune system switches to making a ige antibodies for certain proteins. The ige antibodies act as a detector of the specific protein that they are made to react with and trigger the allergic response when they come in contact with that protein. ...Read more
Allergen Extracts: Allergy shots contain extracts of common inhalant substances (dust mite, cat, dog, mold, pollen, etc) that are called allergens. The extract should be prepared under the direct supervision of a board-ceritifed allergist who has specialized training in allergy & immunology. Allergy shots do not contain serum. ...Read more
Workup: You can try OTC antihistamines and wash out nasal passages with nasal saline (effective); however, if symtoms are severe, you will need a comprehensive medical alleric workup and formal allergy skin testing. ...Read more
A can make you very: Tired. See her doctor for one of the newer allergy medications that do not make your tired and allow you to function when you have an allergy problem. ...Read more
Overactive immunity: An allergy is an overactive immune response to allergens (typically proteins that are found in dust, mold, pollens, dander, foods, etc) that do not affect most people. The immune response is via ige (the allergic antibody) that triggers the release of chemical mediators (including histamine) when the allergen comes into contact with ige on mast cells in the nose, lung, GI tract etc. ...Read more
Reaction to HIV meds:
Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects
"allergy" is probably not the best word to use when describing reactions to medications. There are lots of side effects that are typical and common with medications for hiv. They are catalogued in the article above. Sometimes true allergies to these meds do occur. Best to google the individual medication to learn about its issues. ...Read more