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What is the definition or description of: Beet allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Beet allergy?

Beet allergy: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. Anaphylaxis has been reported after food that was sweetened with sugar beet was ingested.

Dr. John Chiu
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Beet Allergy (Definition)

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. Anaphylaxis has been reported after food that was sweetened with ...Read more