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What Kind Of Pill To Take For Food Allergies
My child has asthma & use 2 pumps & take 2 pills, she has allergy & food allergies oranges, banans, & tomatoes. What can I do to get vitams she neec?
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
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
How long does it take for food allergies to develop? If you have delayed allergic reactions, is it possible to eventually become anaphylactic?
Food allergy: A person, due to the right timing of exposure in the predisposed, can develop food allergies at any time in her/his life to any food. However most food allergies are due to the common highly allergenic foods, such as nuts seafood milk eggs soy ; wheat. It is unknown if delayed reactions can become anaphylactic; however if there is evidence of an ige reaction to a food, caution is the best remedy. ...Read more
Immediate Symptoms: Food allergies are typically an immediate reaction minutes to a half hour (max 2 hours) after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives, wheezing, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, throat tightness, or syncope (fainting). If there is any concern see an Allergist for further workup and evaluation with skin prick or serum testing. ...Read more
Depends: Most dangerous food reactions occur within minutes to 2 hrs. However some people are allergic to a component in red meat (alpha gal) which causes delayed anaphylaxis. Most of these people became sensitized from a chigger bite some time in the past resulting in the reaction to red meat. ...Read more
Epinephrine: Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can treat skin symptoms, but if breathing difficulty or low blood pressure happen (which is impossible to predict), they will not help. Anyone with a food allergy should always have Epinephrine available. ...Read more
Avoid the food: The best current treatment for food allergies is avoiding that particular food. After avoidance, antihistamines can decrease itching associated with food allergies. The use of steroid creams or ointments may help, but should be monitored by a physician. An allergist can assist in identifying the specific food trigger. ...Read more
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
Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more
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