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Doctor insights on: Sugar Allergy Symptoms In Adults

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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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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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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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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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