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What Are The Common Factors That Trigger Allergies
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad flushing neck, face, arms after eating.No common triggers. Blood and food allergy test neg, mastocytosis neg, carcinoid neg, I'm going crazy, why?
Flushing after meal: I know it is very frustrating but please continue to be a good detective to find out what is happening. A more sensitive food sensitivity panel may help. See Great Plains Laboratory in Texas website. They have an excellent one. Stick w/your doc and consider a second option. Peace and good health. ...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
A few cause most: About 90% of serious food allergies caused by immune mechanisms come from a few foods: milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Allergies to fruits and vegetables are often due to cross-reactions with pollen allergies. However, there are also reactions that are not caused by immune mechanisms (intolerances) and these can occur to a wide range of other foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Pet dander, dust mites, molds, grasses, tree pollens !!!! ...Read more
Symptoms: Similar to other allergies. Sneezing, runny nose, and watery & itchy eyes. You could possibly get hives from the cat saliva, if you are sensitive. Unlike tv ads would have you believe, specific allergen causes do not cause specific symptoms or require specific treatment. Although, food allergies are a different story. ...Read more
Exposure/foreignness: The frequency of an allergy is related to the amount of exposure that a population has and how likely a protein is to promote production of the allergic antibody. Proteins that are much different than those made by humans are more likely to cause this type of reaction. ...Read more
More symptoms: Many allergic reactions are biphasic meaning that immediate symptoms that resolve after a few hours are followed 6-10 hours later by the reappearance of symptoms without additional exposure to the allergic trigger. The symptoms are the same but may be more intense & last longer in the late phase. Prompt early treatment with topical corticosteroids usually prevent late onset symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be a significant or serious reaction to first time allergy shot? And how common is it ?
How common is an allergy or intolerance to nightshade vegetables/foods? What are the typical symptoms?
Fairly: Allergy is likely rare but intolerance likely fairly common. Allergy to foods in the nightshades family in not that different from other allergy allergies although anaphylaxis must be very rare. As for intolerance, it can be almost anything with different people having different symptoms to a certain food. ...Read more
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