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Cashew allergy treatment or cure?

Cashew allergy treatment or cure?

Avoidance: Avoiding cashew is the only current treatment for allergy to cashew. Injectable Epinephrine is often prescribed to use in case of an accidental exposure to a food allergen such as cashew that results in severe allergy symptoms or anaphylaxis. If the Epinephrine is needed, the patient still needs to go to the er for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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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Treatment of allergic rhinitis?

Treatment of allergic rhinitis?

3 levels: 1. Avoidance - if it is possible to limit exposure to what you are allergic to that is the place to start -> works best for animals and dust. 2. Medical - antihistamines (benadryl, allegra, Claritin are common ones), intranasal steroids (flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) or similar) and variations of these 3. Immunotherapy - "allergy shots" or similar. ...Read more

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Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the symptoms with otc medications but this is likely to be only marginally beneficial. ...Read more

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Best treament for anaphylactic allergies?

Best treament for anaphylactic allergies?

Epinephrine: Anaphylaxis is always treated with epinephrine, avoiding the triggering factor is essential. Consult an allergist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

The usual culprits: The causes of allergy are many but the symptoms are predictable & limited. Hives, swelling of hands, feet, eyelids & lips called angioedema, breathing issues due to windpipe swelling or asthma & GI symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain & diarrhea. Since Erythromycin commonly causes GI symptoms it's hard to tell if this is allergy or intolerance when skin or breathing symptoms are absent. ...Read more

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Does latanoprost cause an allergic reaction?

Does latanoprost cause an allergic reaction?

It can: It's possible to allergic to any medication. If you think you are having an allergic reaction, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

No: Rosacea is an inherited condition characterized by extra sensitive skin, flushing, dilated blood vessels, inflammatory bumps that mimic acne, and enlarging bumpy nose. Common triggers are chronic sun exposure, caffeine, alcohol, and increase in core temperature, etc...The inflammatory reaction of rosacea is not histamine driven as it is in an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can eosinophils cure an allergic reaction?

No: Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that are typically elevated in allergic disorders and certain infections such as parasitic infection. While eosinophils may help to fight off specific infections and may serve as a marker of allergic disease, they do not prevent or cure allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Does this treatment exist or work? Allergy shots for cat allergies?

Yes: Allergy immunotherapy is about 80% effective. So like most medicines, it works on most people. There are also some individuals, like with any medication, that cat allergy vaccine is not effecdtive.Cat. ...Read more

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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more

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Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens ?

Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens

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Food allergy: Allergy drops and shots are now only administered for environmental allergies. There is ongoing research on treating food allergies with oral immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Treatment options for allergic rhinitis? Thanks!

Treatment options for allergic rhinitis? Thanks!

Multiple options: Clearly it depends on the allergens in question. First step us environmental control measures such as dust mite covers, pet dander avoidance, mold abatement and keeping windows closed seasonally. Next is medication options including daily antihistamine oral medication as well as nasal antihistamines and nasal steroids. If still symptomatic consider allergy desensitization either injections or wh. ...Read more

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What causes an antibiotic allergy?

What causes an antibiotic allergy?

Immune activation: The body recognizes foreign substances as invaders at time and will immunologically react against them. Antibiotics, especially in certain categories, will unite with bodily chemicals and become more likely to generate an immune response. When this happens, an allergy sets up. This would only be annoying except the reaction can be extreme and even shut down the lungs. ...Read more

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Does latanoprost/timolol eye drops cause an allergic reaction?

Does latanoprost/timolol eye drops cause an allergic reaction?

Yes, but: Virtually any drug can cause an allergic rxn in susceptible people. Latanoprost can cause redness, blurred vision, burning and the sensation that something is "in your eye" (foreign body sensation) which you may perceive as an allergic rxn but these are actually side effects. ...Read more

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Does immunotherapy work for a shellfish allergy?

Does immunotherapy work for a shellfish allergy?

NO: I am not awwre of any imunothreapy for shellfish allergy.I recomend consulting an allergist to see what options there are ...Read more

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Any lifelong treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma ?

Any lifelong treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma ?

Allergy treatment: Ideally you should be tested to find out what you are allergic to. Once you know what you are allergic to, you should undertake environmental control of your environment. You can also undergo a desensitization program as well as taking antihistamines for your rhinitis and bronchodilators for your asthma ...Read more

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Is quince an Allergic fruit?

Is quince an Allergic fruit?

Could be: Any food can cause an allergy in a person. If you have symptoms every time you eat it, then you might be allergic or intolerant of the substance. If your symptoms go away when you don't eat it, that tells you that the particular food (quince in your case) is the culprit. ...Read more

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Is wheat allergy curable?

Is wheat allergy curable?

Not yet: However the allergy may not be lifelong and i would certainly check it again in a couple of years. Be sure that this is not a gluten intolerance issue however. ...Read more