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Doctor insights on: Sugar Allergy In Children

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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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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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I have an allergy to refined sugar is there any type of candy that I can eat?

I have an allergy to refined sugar is there any type of candy that I can eat?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely to have a true allergy to refined sugar, but sugar and other quickly digested carbohydrates (starchy foods) may trigger a reaction. Ask your doctor is you are having episodes of low blood sugar after eating starchy foods with lots of carbs. ...Read more

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Is there a way to test for a sugar glider allergy?

Is there a way to test for a sugar glider allergy?

What is a sugar glid: ER, pray tell? Please explain yourself clearly. ...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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Can I take cinnamon 1000mg daily for sugar metabolism, even if I have allergies and gerd.

Can I take cinnamon 1000mg daily for sugar metabolism, even if I have allergies and gerd.

Depending: Are you allergic to cinnamon? If so, don't take it. The cinnamon might make the gerd worse. ...Read more

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My fasting blood sugar rose from 81 to 101 in two months. My family doesn't have diabetic. I had food allergy last week. Can that be the reason?

My fasting blood sugar rose from 81 to 101 in two months. My family doesn't have diabetic. I had food allergy last week. Can that be the reason?

Need more info: Did you gain weight in the past two months? If you did, try to lose the extra weight. Start exercising, with increasing vigor, for at least 150 minutes/week. Reduce your intake of carbohydrates, you may wish to consult a dietitian. Once to do these things, try to get your test repeated in about three months. Food allergy is not a likely factor. ...Read more

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The last three days or so my clitoris is very itchy. Not a yeast infect. No changes to suggest allergy but have eaten more sugar than normal. Cause?

The last three days or so my clitoris is very itchy. Not a yeast infect. No changes to suggest allergy but have eaten more sugar than normal. Cause?

Sugar & yeast: Ingesting large amounts of sugar will increase the amount of sugar in the vaginal epithelium and vulva which can increase the risk of yeast infection therefore, the clitoral itching. First, decrease the sugar intake and see if the itching gets better. If not, see a MD and be examined for yeast vulvovaginits. ...Read more

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What causes keratosis pilaris? I have bumps on my skin that seem to pop up whenever I eat too much sugar, fried food, meat or wheat? Is it an allergy?

What causes keratosis pilaris? I have bumps on my skin that seem to pop up whenever I eat too much sugar, fried food, meat or wheat? Is it an allergy?

Eczema.: Think of KP as eczema of the hair follicles. It is not an allergy. We treat it with the same medications that we use to treat acne - usually topical steroids and emollient lotions. If it worsens whenever you eat the things you mention, listen to your body and eat less of them. ...Read more

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I've seb der scalp but no allergy found When I eat anything diary, legumes, some vegies like spinach, rice or anything contain sugar I lose many hair???

I've seb der scalp but no allergy found When I eat anything diary, legumes, some vegies like spinach, rice or anything contain sugar I lose many hair???

Seb der: Unfortunately there is no test to find out if a food is triggering your hair loss or the seborrhea. To my knowledge there is no known connection. About the best you can do is to log a food diary in order to verify an association by trial and error. Alternative you could explore other causes of hair loss. ...Read more

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Why does prednisone and steroid shots for allergies make me so sleepy? My blood sugar and vitals are all normal. I just wondered why the odd reaction.

Why does prednisone and steroid shots for allergies make me so sleepy? My blood sugar and vitals are all normal. I just wondered why the odd reaction.

Unusual: HIgh dose of steroid often stimulates instead of sedating people. In fact, I usually warn the patient about potential insomnia on the day when steroid is given or started. Occasionally, this may cause low serum potassium level which may lead to weakness and possibly even cardiac effect. However everyone is different and I am no longer surprised from paradoxical responses in some people. ...Read more

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51 year old female stuffy nose and dizzy all the time. Allergy medicine not working. I'm tired all the time. Blood work normal. Blood sugar normal BP good.

51 year old female stuffy nose and dizzy all the time. Allergy medicine not working. I'm tired all the time. Blood work normal. Blood sugar normal BP good.

See an allergist: For more assessment, several possibilities. An allergist/immunologist would evaluate your status and your symptoms, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for allergists around ...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

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Tested + for fecal reducing sugars. Still has mucus in nappies/screaming/reflux/choking etc on LF formula. Could it be cows milk protein allergy too?

Tested + for fecal reducing sugars. Still has mucus in nappies/screaming/reflux/choking etc on LF formula. Could it be cows milk protein allergy too?

See below: Milk protein allergy can cause irritability and vomiting. The sugar in the stool on a lactose free formula may be pointing to another sugar intolerance such as sucrose. I suggest further investigation of the reason for sugar in the stool on a lactose free formula. Is there an issue with sugar absorption? ...Read more

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Can you explain me my allergie test from blood. Is says that I have antibodies for milk, sugar, flour, eggs. But I eat that every day without symptoms?

Can you explain me my allergie test from blood. Is says that I have antibodies for milk, sugar, flour, eggs. But I eat that every day without symptoms?

Depends: If the antibody type is igg, it merely means that you have been exposed to that food and nothing else. If the antibody type is ige and the level is high, your chance of being allergic to that food is increased but not certain. I'd cast doubt on the validity on any test for sugar which is not an allergen. This alone makes me question the quality of the lab. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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Does testing for food allergies in children painful?

Does testing for food allergies in children painful?

No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more

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Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Doesn't help much: H2 histamine blocking drugs are safe for children with allergies to take, but they are of limited value in treating allergies. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

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

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 with severe allergy problems?

Several choices: For anaphylaxis, self injectable Epinephrine is recommended. Antihistamines available include: Allegra suspension down to 2 years old, Clarinex syrup down to 6 months old, Claritin syrup down to 2 years old, xyzal (levocetirizine) syrup down to 6 months old, zyrtec syrup down to 2 years old; palgic syrup down to 1 year old. Also, singulair is approved down to 6 months old. For severe allergies, see allergist! ...Read more

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Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?

Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?

Probably not: There is no good evidence that withholding peanuts from a child's diet reduces their risk of developing peanut allergy. In fact, there is some evidence that introducing them early on may give a greater likelihood of tolerance. ...Read more

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Could incorporating locally grown honey into my children's diet, help with their seasonal allergies?

Not at all: It is a common misconception that eating local honey helps allergies. Local honey contains pollen from local flowers. People generally have little exposure to and aren't allergic to flower pollen (except florists). Wind pollinated trees, grasses and weeds which release huge amounts of pollen cause most allergies. Eating pollen has no effect on allergies though holding pollen under the tongue may. ...Read more

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I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?

I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?

No: Most infant formula products are derived from milk, but the protein is broken down to help digestion. It would be best to use them until age 1. ...Read more