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Nuts cautioned,: It is believed that one is likely allergic to most nuts when a definite allergy to one nut has been documented. However this is not always true since some people may be allergic to just one nut and not the others. You need to consult an allergist to sort this out since a serious reaction to airborne nuts (including peanut which is actually a bean) has rarely been noted outside of workplace. ...Read more
Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.
Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Spice or spicey food allergies are not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more
What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?
There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cedar: Cedar is a late fall, winter and early spring problem in many states. If meds are ineffective orally, i would try a mix of intranasal anithistamines and steroids. Oral or injectables should be saved for emergencies. Remember allergy is genetic and only immunotherapy can rebuild your system. I found that allergy shots help my patients. ...Read more
I'm a chronic hives sufferer w/multiple med allergies, too. Tested negative for food allergies, but should I avoid high allergy foods (peanut, fish)?
Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?
I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more
I am allergic to grass pollen as I have hay fever. Is it ok to take wheat grass supplement? It's raw powder.
Is it unusual to be allergic to onions, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peaches and eggs? I also have inhalant, dust, mold and pollen allergies.
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
I have multiple drug allergies, negative for food allergies. I've become paranoid eating foods known for allergies, tho. Am i safe eating nuts, fish?
If you have...: ...Never shown signs of food allergies, then eat what you want (within the bounds of good, healthy eating) and stop worrying about it. You can develop an allergy...Or not...Anytime. So stop worrying; if you develop an allergy then deal with it, and in the meantime enjoy life to the fullest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everytime I eat hot peppers; jalapenos, small peppers in chinese food, etc., I start hiccuping. Is this allergy?
Intolerance : Reactions to foods like sneezing after eating Chinese hot mustard or indigestion after peppers are more properly called intolerance than allergy. Food "allergies" are more severe, sometimes life threatening reactions involving hives, swelling, wheezing and shock. Whatever term used, your issue with peppers is best treated by avoiding them or eating them in private where people won't notice hiccups ...Read more
High mold exposure when cleaning. Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat. Antihistamine? Fluticasone?
Probably yes: A tangelo is a hybrid cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. In other words a tangelo is 50% tangerine. If you are allergic to tangerine it would be foolhardy to try your luck with a tangelo. In fact, i would strongly advise caution with all citrus - orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit and kumquat. ...Read more
Am hypersensitive to cats dogss perfume candles lotion s soaps etc dr did bloodwork negative for dogs dust cats trees grasses im 6 months post partum?
What's the question?: I'm sorry to hear that you're allergic to so many things. Are you asking if this has anything to do with being post-partum? Maybe. Being pregnant affects the immune system. It's possible that there have been some changes in the immune system that make you more reactive to these substances now. ...Read more