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Sugar Beet Allergy
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
What is a sugar glid: ER, pray tell? Please explain yourself clearly. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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 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
Every time I eat sugary foods/carbs I get dizzy, foggyheaded instantly after I eat and it lasts for hours. Blood sugars are normal. Is this an allergy?
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
51 year old female stuffy nose and dizzy all the time.allergy medicine not working.im 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
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
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
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
Depends: Any allergen can cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe and life threatening. Cat would be included in that as well. Cats can cause mild nasal congestion to severe persistent asthma that can be life threatening. If you are having symptoms around a cat talk with you pcp or allergist. There are good treatment options available to help you. ...Read more
Common: Allergic rhinitis including allergy to dogs is common, affecting 10-30% of people in the U.S. Rates seems to be increasing over time, particularly in urban areas. These statistic include all allergy sufferers (trees, grass, weeds, dust mites, molds, cats, dogs, etc). I don't have rates for dog allergy sufferers specifically. ...Read more
Careful: Some allergy medications such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zyrtec are sedating and together may be too sedating to function. Mixing allergy medications is best prescribed under the supervision of an allergist to avoid side effects. It depends on what you are trying to treat, usually one second generation antihistamine is enough to treat nasal allergies. Other medications can be used for other symptoms. ...Read more
Allergies: Depends on how bad they are, you can take over the counter antihistamines and if they don't provide with relief, you need to start with your primary doctor for more prescription medications, such as nasal sprays and if these don't help, you need to see an allergist and they can advise you what else to do. ...Read more
First; identify and avoid the allergen if possible
second: medications to control and decrease symptoms.
Third: allergy injections ( the best treatment for long term benefit). It really is that easy! ...Read more
Allergy shots: If you live with a cat, you should consider allergy shots. Medications such as antihistamines and nasal sprays help to an extent, but your symptoms may progress. Allergy shots to cat dander are 95% effective and provide you long term relief, consult a board certified allergist. ...Read more
Spring allergy: Spring time allergy is commonly attributed to pollen, weed and grass. Spring allergy can be managed by limiting exposure to outdoors during peak allergy season, medications such as antihistamines — nasal spray, tablets. Steroids — nasal spray, tablets and other related medications such as mast cell stabilizers. ...Read more