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Watermelon Allergy Symptoms
Possibly: There is something called oral allergy syndrome, where people who are allergic to ragweed, cannot eat the melon family. They get itching in the mouth and ears, and sometimes swelling. This occurs in people who are allergic to birch trees, and eat hazelnuts, or some fruits such as apple, plums, and nectarines. ...Read more
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
I have mild to moderate allergies to chicken, beef, pork, strawberries, and watermelons. Will eating these foods keep me from losing weight?
What should I do about allergies to milk, peanuts, lemon, watermelon, and pears what to eat at theme park?
Bring your own: Patients with multiple foods allergies often need to bring their own food with them to places like theme parks. ...Read more
I have allergies to milk, peanuts, lemon, watermelon, and pears what to eat at theme park, what do you recommend?
See allergist: It is unusual to be allergic to so many food items with totally different structures. You need to consult an allergist to first find out if you are indeed allergic before you can deal with your "allergies" effectively. In the meanwhile, ask questions in restaurants and read labels. ...Read more
Messy toddler ate watermelon & got juice all over body, now has red blotches and slight welts on skin where melon juice contacted. Is it an allergy?
My 8y.O. Daughter recently developed allergies to cat and apple, pear & banana (itchy palate) but not to berries/watermelon. Seems like random food?
Oral Allergy Syndrom:
This is known as oral allergy syndrome. And it simply is a cross-reaction to her pollen allergies which is likely trees, grasses and/or weeds. See an allergist for testing and more information.
http://www. Aaaai. Org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-a-to-z-search/oral-allergy-syndrome-%28oas%29.aspx. ...Read more
After I eat fruits like avocado, bananas, watermelon and mango it feels like my throat swells and some difficulty with breath. Is it an allergy?
Yes: It is unusual since those are not all related kinds of fruits, depending how you group them (pit/stone vs not, tree vs ground, etc.). Consult an allergist for formal testing as there are likely others and your reactions will likely worsen with subsequent exposures, so you may need an epi-pen. ...Read more
I had watermelon juice on sat nite, fine. Ate a sliver of w/melon on sunday, itchy throat and hoarse voice for an hour. Is it allergy? Do I worry?
Itchy throat, hoarse: Yes, you should be careful and get this checked out. Hoarseness can mean your vocal cords are swelling. This is a very dangerous symptom of a systemic allergy, because if they swell too much, they can close off your airway. You need to be tested for watermelon allergy. If it's positive you'll need to avoid watermelon and carry epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more
Less than an hour After eating watermelon. Eyes red. Face red. Stuffy nose. Itching all over. Is it allergies or something else?
Sneezing, runny nose: Itchy eyes, trouble breathing, or even an itrchy rash. If you are very allergic to cats, you can even just enter a room where a cat had been (ie. No longer present) and still feel symptoms. ...Read more
Antihistamine/Sprays: Allergy symptoms can include both nose and eye symptoms and include itching, watering, running, congestion, cough, post-nasal drip, and sneezing. OTC antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops all help relieve allergy symptoms. Avoidance of triggers that make your allergies worse is also helpful. See an Allergist to determine exactly what you might be allergic to. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy nose or eyes, sinus pressure, tearing, red eyes, ear fullness, post-nasal drainage.
Allergic symptoms in the skin or lungs can manifest differently but usually when one asks about "allergy" symptoms it most commonly refers to rhinitis. ...Read more
Allergy to HIV meds: Drug allergies can occur to virtually any medication. The symptoms vary greatly. Rashes are a common sign of drug allergy, but so are joint pains and many other symptoms. Most reactions are side effects and not allergies. Here is wiki's index of which HIV medications cause which types of adverse symptoms and reactions. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects. ...Read more
Hmm. Is it Fluffy?: If truly from allergies, respiratory sx lasting that long means continued or repeated exposure, usually, unless secondary issue like sinusitis/cough/GERDVCD. In northern climates this time of year think indoor allergens: dust mites, molds, feathers, or pets with fur - dogs and cats, mostly. ...Read more
Cedar.: Cedar symptoms are the same as any other inhalent allergy. If you are asthmatic, it may cause asthma, it may cause nasal or eye allergies just like ragweed. It does not cause a fever unless there is a complication. Sometimes cedar allergic patients have problems with other similar trees such as christmas boughs or trees. A tip off is that it affects patients in the winter months. ...Read more
Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more
Avoidance: Avoidance of cats is most important. If it too difficult to avoid cars, try reducing cat dander in home...get cat out of bedroom, purchase HEPA filter, wash cat twice a week. Try medicines like oral antihistamine and steroid nasal spray. See an allergist, allergy shots to cat a possibility. ...Read more
Rash and anaphylaxis: The most common allergic reaction to a drug is a rash. In severe cases this is accompanied by breathing trouble and could even be life-threatening anaphylaxis. Stomach upset is a common side effect and is not likely to be a true allergy. However, it is still important to let your doctor know this. ...Read more