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Whats a type 1 shellfish allergy?

Whats a type 1 shellfish allergy?

IgE mediated: Allergic reactions that are type i are mediated by the allergic antibody ige. That means they can be diagnosed using a skin or blood test for ige. They are immediate reactions with symptoms occurring within minutes to hours after exposure. Symptoms can be hives, swelling, anaphylaxis, asthma, etc. ...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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What is an anaphylactic type 1 hypersensitivity reaction?

What is an anaphylactic type 1 hypersensitivity reaction?

IgE mediated: Type 1 hypersensitivity is an immediate, ige-mediated reaction to a trigger (food, insect sting, etc.). ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetes diet should consist of what foods?

Type 1 diabetes diet should consist of what foods?

Long answer: That would take pages to answer. See your doctor and ask to see a diabetes educator asap. It is vital for your health and life. ...Read more

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Which types of things might trigger type 1 diabetes?

Which types of things might trigger type 1 diabetes?

Exactly unknown: But both a genetic predisposition and environmental factors, such as a viral infection, are involved. ...Read more

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Is gerpes type 1 bad?

Is gerpes type 1 bad?

Cold sores: Herpes(i think this is what you mean) type 1 is the main cause of oral cold sores that the first episode is often painful but if he immune system remains strong many times there might not be a recurrence or very few and far in between. If contacted with the genital area it can go to the genital area as well but not very common. ...Read more

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Is a category 1 wheat allergy dangerous?

Is a category 1 wheat allergy dangerous?

Can't tell: Allergy blood tests (rasts) are often ranked by class 1, class 2 and so forth, usually up to 6. This reflects the amount of allergic antibody present. However, many other things go into determining whether you will react when eating the food, or how severe the reaction will be. Predicting the severity of the reaction depends on your history, and may require a food challenge. ...Read more

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What is type 1 diabetes?

What is type 1 diabetes?

Autoimmune Dz: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (dm 1) is disease in which the beta cell of the pancreas, which produce insulin, have been destroyed by, usually in childhood. It is thought to be a result of the immune response of the body rather than the virus itself that does it. After onset, the patient no longer makes enough Insulin and will require Insulin for life. ...Read more

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What's type 1 diabetes like?

What's type 1 diabetes like?

Starts early in life: Type 1 starts early in life - kids adapt to illness quicker. Nowadays they have a small electronic tool that helps them deliver the dosage and keep filled with Insulin - i see kids are savy with new equipments and use these like their gaming tools and adapt well. Most of the people with type 1 adapt well to lifestyle requirements. There are famous people with type 1 - like nick jonas (music). ...Read more

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What is autoimmunity's role in type 1 diabetes?

What is autoimmunity's role in type 1 diabetes?

It is an autoimmune: Type i diabetes begins as a body's attack pancreas specifically the islet cells. Eventually this leads to an impairment in the production of insulin, and a dysregulation of glucose homeostasis. It almost always needs to be treated with Insulin and a skilled physician (usually an endocrinologist). ...Read more

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What percentage of a type 1 diabetic father's children will be type 1 diabetics also?

What percentage of a type 1 diabetic father's children will be type 1 diabetics also?

Low: In the past I have read the risk is at or less than 5% in any offspring of a type one.The risk of type 2 would be a separate issue and relate to the risk in the general population. You will be aware and more vigilant to the symptoms than most, and I would not make this a reason to avoid parenthood. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes difference type 1 and 2?

What causes diabetes difference type 1 and 2?

Genes: Type 1 diabetes is typically genetic although environmental factors may trigger the disease. Type 2 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, but can be brought on by non-genetic causes such as chronically poor diet and inactivity. ...Read more

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Amino 2222 softgels can use type 1 diabetes patients ?

Amino 2222 softgels can use type 1 diabetes patients ?

Sounds Ok.: Diabetics can take amino acid supplements without fear of harm. I might only be concerned if the diabetic has advanced kidney disease, but otherwise it should be fine. ...Read more

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What're the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

What're the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

DM1&DM2: Dm1-earlier age onset, genetic tendency, Insulin antibodies, dependent on Insulin for treatment, prone for ketoacidosis, fluctuating blood sugars. Dm2- older age, related to obesity, Insulin resistance, oral hypoglycemics and Insulin to control. ...Read more

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Whats main difference type 1 type 2 diabetes?

Whats main difference type 1 type 2 diabetes?

Insulin: Type one diabetic: pancreas has stopped working. You need the Insulin the pancreas make to keep your blood glusoe levels down or you will have medicla problem. Solution is insuliln injections. Type 2 diabetes could be controlled by diet and weight control, pills and or insulin. ...Read more

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Candida vs. Gluten allergy? What's the difference?

Candida vs. Gluten allergy? What's the difference?

Unrelated: Candida is a common yeast/fungus found in the GI tract and can be a complication of using inhaled steroids for treating asthma. Also can be a cause of vaginitis after treatment with antibiotics. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains that in susceptible people is not digested leading to diarrhea. This is celiac disease and treated by eliminating gluten from the diet. ...Read more

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Whats diabetes type 1 and 2 difference?

Insulin production: Type 1 dm is common in childhood & generally occurs after an infection kills off the Insulin production in the body. Insulin injections or pumps are the basic rx. Type 2 generally applies to adults who make Insulin but their body shows resistance to its effects & they need meds to help their existing Insulin work better or Insulin supplements. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes common?

Is type 1 diabetes common?

1 in 300: About one in three hundred children have type one diabetes. It is the second most common chronic illness of childhood, behind asthma which is quite common, at one in 10. ...Read more

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Difference diabetes type 1 and 2 causes?

Difference diabetes type 1 and 2 causes?

Genes: Type 1 diabetes is typically genetic although environmental factors may trigger the disease. Type 2 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, but can be brought on by non-genetic causes such as chronically poor diet and inactivity. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of being born with food allergies, asthma, and later on juvenile type 1 diabetes?

Not likely : Those problems are not commonly associated with diabetes.....If you are concerned about diabetes read specifically about factors related to it....Not allergies. ...Read more

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No one in my family have allergies or food allergies, neither do i. What are the chances to develop allergies when your adult? Minimal? Im 25 year old

No one in my family have allergies or food allergies, neither do i. What are the chances to develop allergies when your adult? Minimal? Im 25 year old

Minimal: Allergy is hereditary. You can be allergic, if either of your parents had any allergies, asthma or dermatitis, as this will increase your risk of developing allergy. ...Read more

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How does one go about getting tested for food allergies if suspecting gluten or grain?

How does one go about getting tested for food allergies if suspecting gluten or grain?

See a doctor: If you have symptoms consistent with food allergy, your doctor may wish to send you to a board certified allergist for further evaluation for food allergy. This may include allergy testing applied to the skin and/ or a blood test for specific ige to the food. Both have advantages and disadvantages. ...Read more

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What r chances an adult w/no known food allergies will develp one? Does having drug allergies increase a person's chances?

What r chances an adult w/no known food allergies will develp one? Does having drug allergies increase a person's chances?

Possible: It is possible for a person to develop a food or medication allergy at any time in their life. Drug allergies do not usually correspond to food allergies or visa versa. There are some plant allergies that correspond to food allergies, however. ...Read more

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What type of doctor checks for food allergies?

What type of doctor checks for food allergies?

Widely available: Even though blood testing for food allergies is widely available, indiscriminate testing should be strongly discouraged. The tests are very good at ruling out allergies, but have a very high false positive rate, which often leads to unnecessary anxiety and confusion for both patients and providers. This makes proper selection of patients and tests critical. Allergists are experts in this area. ...Read more

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Multiple food allergies. Last tested 2 years ago. Could i lose some food and allergies & gain new ones? 36f. Test again?

Multiple food allergies.  Last tested 2 years ago. Could i lose some food and allergies & gain new ones? 36f. Test again?

See an Allergist/Imm: First, food allergy testing can be falsely positive, so without knowing more of your history, it's hard to know if some of the tests were positive without a true allergy to that food. It can certainly happen that one may "outgrow" an allergy to one food and develop an allergy to a new food, but it is not frequent. If you haven't already done so, you should see an allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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Last three days everything I eat I end up going to rr with diarrhea no other symptoms no food allergies no one else sick?

Last three days everything I eat I end up going to rr with diarrhea no other symptoms no food allergies no one else sick?

Hard to tell: But if it has been present for 3 days and not getting better, it is only prudent for you to consult your doctor about this issue especially if you have been to a less developed country within the past 2 weeks. ...Read more

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My vit D3 has soybean oil in it. Having probs w top 8 food allergies, soybean is one. Is it ok to still take? Alternative?

My vit D3 has soybean oil in it. Having probs w top 8 food allergies, soybean is one. Is it ok to still take? Alternative?

Usually ok: Vegetable oils usually contains very little protein and thus most soy-allergic patients can tolerate the oil without problem. I doubt that you are truly allergic to 8 foods. Consult a B/C allergist to get this sort out before you end up with malnutrition and an impaired QOL. Just because a skin test or blood test is positive does not necessarily mean true allergy. ...Read more

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What type of food allergy test is more accurate?

What type of food allergy test is more accurate?

Neither: Skin testing and blood test (serum specific ige) have different sensitivities and specificities. Either or both must be interpretted in light of the clinical picture. Frequently, patients with positive tests are not allergic and an oral challenge under the supervision of a board certified allergist familiar with oral challenges and treatment of anaphylaxis is needed. ...Read more

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For what type of reaction would we take a baby with a food allergy to the hospital?

For what type of reaction would we take a baby with a food allergy to the hospital?

Food allergies: The problem with allergies, is that it can progress pretty quickly from mild to severe very quickly. My kids have food allergies, and even as a doctor, it scares me! if you are not sure, do not hesitate! get your child to an emergency room as quicly as possible, as every minute counts. Having Epinephrine pens will buy you time as well. Please discuss this with your child's docotr as well. ...Read more

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What type of benadryll and how much benadryll should I give my 17 month old baby? She is also 18 lbs..She has a minor food allergy..

What type of benadryll and how much benadryll should I give my 17 month old baby? She is also 18 lbs..She has a minor food allergy..

Maybe none...: Benadryl only relieves symptoms, it is not needed just because there is an allergy. It helps if the symptoms are hives or runny nose, but likely won't help if the symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, eczema, or asthma. The best treatment is to avoid what she is allergic to. If she does need benadryl, make sure it has no other ingredients, only diphenhydramine, and the dose is about 1/2 tsp. ...Read more

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Food allergies!i`m a young chef, last year at this time ;developed a nasty food allergy.Went for testing all negative. I can`t diarize, food consumption, because i work with all types of food!?

Food allergies!i`m a young chef, last year at this time ;developed a nasty food allergy.Went for testing all negative. I can`t diarize, food consumption, because i work with all types of food!?

Food allergies: In adults, a majority of food adversities are not allergies but are termed food intolerances. Standard allergy testing is confusing. Work with an allergist to analyze and carefully investigate things. Consider a leap test. ...Read more

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Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?

No: It can occur with any severe food allergy reaction and indicate trouble swallowing due to swelling of the throat. Anaphylaxis is serious and life threatening and requires emergency treatment. Patients should not delay using an Epinephrine auto injector and calling 911. ...Read more

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How does one start an elimination diet for food allergies...I was considering rice fruit and vegetables for 1 week?

How does one start an elimination diet for food allergies...I was considering rice fruit and vegetables for 1 week?

Best to get checked: New development of food allergies at age 64 is unusual, so your desire to restrict diet, while based on good science, may be an incorrect approach for you. Effective diet exclusions pick one food group to drop (like lactose, gluten), assess response, then move on to another food group. I suggest first you discuss your symptoms & concerns with your doctor & pursue appropriate evaluation instead. ...Read more

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I recently(one year ago,I am 43 now)suffering from food allergy(egg&milk),the IgE was 1706 one year ago.Took the serum of sensitivity for eggs&milk ?

I recently(one year ago,I am 43 now)suffering from food allergy(egg&milk),the IgE was 1706 one year ago.Took the serum of sensitivity for eggs&milk ?

Avoidance, the only: treatment if that's a true allergy to egg/dairy products, which is kind of rare to start at your age, I'm not sure what exactly is your question, but the high IgE can be irrelevant in food allergy, clear history is the most important parameter, other tests kind of confirm the diagnosis, at any rate keep avoiding eggs and dairy as much as you can, I'm happy to c u if u wish book thru vezeeta 16676 ...Read more

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How common is anapylaxis? Doc took blood and found no common food allergies does this mean i shouldnt worry or what? How often does a severe one occur

How common is anapylaxis? Doc took blood and found no common food allergies does this mean i shouldnt worry or what? How often does a severe one occur

Consider it rare: It is hard to comment on your food allergy testing without knowing what type of testing was done. If they looked at IgE response the common offenders & yours were low, it suggests you would not have a risk of anaphylaxis with those foods. Other blood & skin tests do not always correlate with life experiences. If you get hives after eating a food, you probably will the next time, but not anaphylaxi ...Read more

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Pressure in only one ear most of the time. Can a food allergy cause this?

Pressure in only one ear most of the time. Can a food allergy cause this?

Unlikely: Ear pressure is not a typical symptom of a food allergy. I would recommend evaluation for other causes such as environmental allergies or other ENT causes. ...Read more

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My 14 mon old rubs her eyes a lot due to few food allergies and a slight dog one. Anything I can do to help relieve the itchy eyes?

My 14 mon old rubs her eyes a lot due to few food allergies and a slight dog one. Anything I can do to help relieve the itchy eyes?

Antihistamine: For allergic eyes first remove allergens if possible. Cool compresses help and anti-allergye eye drops. Several otc eye drops (over the counter - in pharmacies without a prescription) are available containing ketotifen including zatidor and zyrtec (cetirizine) eye drops. Prescription eye drops may help if the above are not effective - talk to your doctor or see an allergist. ...Read more

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Can drinking one or two cups of coffee cause tingling or burning in the extremities? No food allergies

Can drinking one or two cups of coffee cause tingling or burning in the extremities? No food allergies

Possible: if the caffeine is causing hyperventilation which then leads to tingling sensation in the extremities. This however is not one would expected from drinking coffee and avoidance would be the obvious answer regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Food Allergy (Definition)

An immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. This often results in ...Read more