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Syrup and honey are making my throat swell up. Had IBS like symptoms for a year and a half every GI test is normal. Sugar allergy?

No: I have never seen a documented case of sugar allergy. However it is possible that you may be allergic to honey made from pollen you are allergic to. As for the other syrup, it is likely from an ingredient in the syrup. Sometimes food allergy and even pollen allergy (such as birch pollen allergy) can mimic IBS. Need epinephrine autoinjector for throat. See allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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I read something about acne being caused by dairy and sugar allergies. Is it true?

I read something about acne being caused by dairy and sugar allergies. Is it true?

Not true: It has been well established that acne is related to superficial skin bacteria and not related to diet including allergies. Enjoy your sugar and milk! ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Syrup and honey are making my throat swell up. Had IBS like symptoms for a year and a half every GI test is normal. Sugar allergy?

No: I have never seen a documented case of sugar allergy. However it is possible that you may be allergic to honey made from pollen you are allergic to. As for the other syrup, it is likely from an ingredient in the syrup. Sometimes food allergy and even pollen allergy (such as birch pollen allergy) can mimic IBS. Need epinephrine autoinjector for throat. See allergist. ...Read more

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I read something about acne being caused by dairy and sugar allergies. Is it true?

Not true: It has been well established that acne is related to superficial skin bacteria and not related to diet including allergies. Enjoy your sugar and milk! ...Read more

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If a man has sugar and allergy, what's the treatment for both of these?

If a man has sugar and allergy, what's the treatment for both of these?

No one treatment: Diabetes and allergies are not related, so you need to be treated for both, with different medications, but avoid receiving systemic steroids for the treatment of allergies as it will worsen your diabetes. ...Read more

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Not food allergy/blood sugar related - -- get extreme fatigue/dry eye/soar throat abt 2 hours after eating meals- every meal.what is behind this?

Not food allergy/blood sugar related - -- get extreme fatigue/dry eye/soar throat abt 2 hours after eating meals- every meal.what is behind this?

System response: This does seem unusual. It may be that your system is becoming more cholinergic to foods. This means that there is an enhanced "fight or flight" response resulting in your symptoms. I would recommend smaller meals with simpler foods non-complex carbohydrates and simple proteins. Using simple antihistamines such as loratadine may be helpful if there is a histamine response to foods. I would also keep a food diary to determine if any foods or worse triggers and others. Deafly share this with your physician. ...Read more