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Sunflower allergy --problem with oil?

Sunflower allergy --problem with oil?

No problem w/ oil: If you are allergic to sunflower seed, you may still eat or cook with the highly purified oil. The allergy is to the proteins in the sunflower seed. Highly purified sunflower oil should not contain any significant protein. However, in very highly sensitive patients with a history of a severe reaction, it may be best to avoid the sunflower oil as well. ...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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If you have a peanut and tree nut allergy is sunflower seed oil o.K. To use?

If you have a peanut and tree nut allergy is sunflower seed oil o.K. To use?

Most commercial: Nuts are prepared with the same equipment where peanuts are processed. Hence it may be dangerous. It will be a good idea to have your allergist test for sunflower seed allergy. ...Read more

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Are sunflowers a common cause of allergy?

Are sunflowers a common cause of allergy?

Rarely: In general insect pollenated plants have low allergy potential because the pollen is too heavy to be carried by air currents into your nose. Flowers are giant advertising signs for plants attracting insects to them with bright colors and interesting aromas. The plant trades nectar for a chance for its pollen to hitchhike from one flower to the next on the bug's back. ...Read more

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Can a person with nut allergies eat sunflower seeds?

Can a person with nut allergies eat sunflower seeds?

Sunflower: Usually but sometimes one can be allergic to both. Sunflower is one of the three most common seed allergies. ...Read more

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I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?

I am allergic to pistachios, but I can't eat raw sunflower seeds or raw almonds? Are those allergies?

Most likely , yes: Pistachios and almonds are both tree nuts and can cross react with other tree nuts like cashews, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts and all of them should be avoided. Sunflower seeds are not treenuts and usually do not cross react with treenuts. However, if you have adverse reactions whenever you eat them, they should be avoided as well. ...Read more

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Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants(lettuce, artichoke, sunflower, dandelion). Should i also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants(lettuce,  artichoke,  sunflower, dandelion). Should i also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Food allergy: Patch test is used to diagnose contact allergy. If what you say is correct, you must have food patch testing, but not food prick testing. Food patch test is used to help diagnose immune cell mediated food allergy. If you ate those before without problems, you can eat those foods again. Testing for food allergy should only be done when patient is suspected to have food allergy related symptoms. ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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What are safflower and sunflower oil benefits?

What are safflower and sunflower oil benefits?

Many benefits: safflower oil appears to increase insulin sensitivity, decrease HbA1C, decrease C-reactive protein, lower fasting blood sugar and increase"good’ cholesterol. It should, if taken be balanced with additional consumption of omega 3 fatty acids Sunflower oil is also rich in omega 6 fatty acids and has similar effects to safflower oil. The normal diet is usually very rich in omega 6 fatty acids so supplementation is unnecessary. Better to take omega 3 fatty acids as they balance the omega 6: seafood, flaxseeds, walnuts and canola oil. ...Read more

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Which is healthier: grapeseed oil or sunflower oil?

Grapeseed sunflower: Depends on what health issues you are trying to treat. Lets chant and we can figure out what is best for you. ...Read more

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Which has less cholesterol, mustardoil or sunflower oil?

Which has less cholesterol, mustardoil or sunflower oil?

It's a toss-up: Mustard oil has no cholesterol but is 100% fat, 14% of which is saturated fat, 59% monounsaturated. Sunflower oil also has no cholesterol and is 100% fat but 11% is saturated, 57% monounsat. Both have the same number of calories (120 per 15 gram serving). Monounsat fats are good when substituted for the small amt of fat included in a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Can you have coconut oil if you have a coconut allergy?

Should not: If you have a true coconut allergy, you should avoid the oil too. ...Read more

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Is it true that sunflower seeds OR the sunflower oil can cure HIV?

Is it true that sunflower seeds OR the sunflower oil can cure HIV?

No: There are no medical studies that I can find that have proven that sunflower seeds or sunflower oil cure HIV. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a canola oil allergy? If so, what are the symptoms?

Is there such a thing as a canola oil  allergy? If so, what are the symptoms?

Yes: Canola is a plant in the family of rapeseed. People can have allergies to these plants leading to similar reactions. Testing for an allergy can be accomplished through an allergist. ...Read more

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I have allergy by applied of some oil. Now whole body itching. Dr. What medicine i can use please help me?

Allergic dermatitis.: Make sure you have washed off all the oil. An antihistamine, such as Diphenhydramine or loratidine, may be helpful. If no relief contact your physician, he may consider prescribing an oral steroid. In any case, avoid further exposure to the oil that caused this. ...Read more

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I cook with sunflower oil. Is it good for health. ?

I cook with sunflower oil. Is it good for health. ?

Yes: Sunflower oil is comprised mostly of poly and monounsaturated fatty acids. These are the healthy fats. Bad fats are saturated fat and trans fat. I'd also advise not to cook everything in oil :). ...Read more

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Which is better to use:corn oil, sunflower oil or canola oil?

Which is better to use:corn oil, sunflower oil or canola oil?

None for cooking: None of these oils are healthy to cook with! most corn & canola oil is genetically modified so i would avoid if not organic. Sunflower is healthy raw. For cooking best choices are olive oil (for low heat- under 350 degrees) and coconut oil for higher heat. See http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html for more information. ...Read more

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Are food products in sunflower oil bad for you because of the high ratio of omega 6s to omega 3s?

Are food products in sunflower oil bad for you because of the high ratio of omega 6s to omega 3s?

Omega-3s vs omega-6s: Some believe our modern diet that is heavy in omega-6s may be responsible for a variety of ills ranging from coronary artery ds to auto-immune dss, obesity, etc. Thus the trend to emphasis omega-3s, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-6s are involved in inflammation, blood clotting, & cell proliferation; so they are needed. But we need to reduce the current 10 to 1 ratio to 2 to1—>. ...Read more