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Doctor insights on: Wild Mustard Weed Allergy

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Could I have gotten diarreha from my allergy to mustard?

Could I have gotten diarreha from my allergy to mustard?

May be.: Food allergy can cause diarrhea that is usually limited to exposure to the food to which you are allergic. If it happens over and over, you need to be evaluated for other reasons as well. ...Read more

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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Possible to have mustard allergy?

Possible to have mustard allergy?

Yes: Mustard is made from the seed of the mustard plant and many people develop allergy to the mustard seed, just as they do to many other types of seed, like tree nuts or peanut. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a serious mustard allergy?

Yes: I have had patients with both mustard greens allergy and the mustard seed. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a serious mustard allergy?

Does anyone have a serious mustard allergy?

Not that I've seen: Mustard allergy is very uncommon, and very easy to self diagnose. It doesn't take most people very long to figure out they're having symptoms every time they eat something with mustard. Blood tests are notorious for giving false positive and false negative results, and are used far too often. The best way to identify and treat food-related symptoms is to consult a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mustard allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mustard allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case mustard will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy ...Read more

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If I have a mustard allergy will I react to mustard algae?

Not likely: Mustard algae is a chlorine-resistant form of green algae (yellow-green to brown in color) typically found in sunbelt areas that contaminates swimming pools and aquariums. Mustard food allergy is a reaction to the proteins in the mustard seed. This is an up-and-coming food allergy that can be severe. However, it's still safe to swim in the icky pool if desired. ...Read more

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Lab tests show I have a mustard allergy. Would that be to the plant or the sauce?

Lab tests show I have a mustard allergy. Would that be to the plant or the sauce?

Probably the sauce: Mustard allergy is very uncommon, and very easy to self diagnose. It doesn't take most people very long to figure out they're having symptoms every time they eat something with mustard. Blood tests are notorious for giving false positive and false negative results, and are used far too often. The best way to identify and treat food-related symptoms is to consult a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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I seem to have a bit of pain on my tongue and and gums when I eat yellow mustard? Is it the spiciness or an allergy?

I seem to have a bit of pain on my tongue and and gums when I eat yellow mustard? Is it the spiciness or an allergy?

Unclear: It is possible that it is simply the spiciness. But also possible is a food cross reactivity. Does this happen at all times of the year? Or only during a pollen season? Some foods will cross react with pollens and give symptoms during the pollen season. It is not a true allergy though. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can it mean when I have allergy symptoms after smoking weed?

Can you tell me what can it mean when I have allergy symptoms after smoking weed?

Respiratory irritant: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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Former daily pot smoker began exp allergies. Year later found prob from moldy weed. Allergies subsided since I quit. Longterm issues from daily exposure?

Former daily pot smoker began exp allergies. Year later found prob from moldy weed. Allergies subsided since I quit. Longterm issues from daily exposure?

Depends: If you are just allergic to molds and developed asthma, the symptoms should improve after quitting although the asthma may never go away once afflicted. If you had something like hypersensitivity pneumonitis, permanent scarring might have occurred even after quitting. I suggest that you obtain a lung function test, ...Read more

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Poly allergy syndrom?

Poly allergy syndrom?

Allergies: As a doctor, if I heard this it simply makes me think (1) you have allergies, asthma, eczema, etc.... Or (2) you have multiple allergies to pollens, medications, foods, stinging insects, etc... ...Read more

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Can allergy be cured?

Can allergy be cured?

Controlled: Allergy can be controlled with avoidance of known sources of allergy (pets, pollen, etc), medication taken consistently, and perhaps allergy shots. However we are not able to "cure allergy" but these measures help restore a good quality of life. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies?

Symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more

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Can allergy be treated?

Can allergy be treated?

Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time". ...Read more

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What is a popular allergy?

What is a popular allergy?

Poplar maybe?: Poplar is a tree and many people with springtime allergies have allergy to poplar tree pollen. ...Read more

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Can I outgrow my allergies?

Can I outgrow my allergies?

Yes: It is possible to outgrow any allergy, though some are more likely than others. ...Read more

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Does dolfenal causes allergy?

Does dolfenal causes allergy?

NSAIDs: Dolfenal contains Mefenamic Acid which is an NSAID (nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug) in the same general class as Ibuprofen or aspirin. Some people can have severe allergic reactions to these medications leading to hives, asthma or even anaphylaxis. If a person is allergic to aspirin, Ibuprofen or other nsaids talk with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What are good allergy reliefs?

Allergen avoidance: The best one off course is to avoid the allergen completely if you can. Many times, you can't either because you don't know the allergen or you can't really avoid the allergen. So, in that case, you can try otc medication like anti histamin (benadryl) or other medication like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, allergra etc. Try one- see which one works better for you. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes an allergy attack?

What causes an allergy attack?

Acute allergy.: There are actually different types like the delayed ones. The common ones are the acute allergic reaction. You have allergy cells (eosinophils, basophils, mast) with receptors on the surface. The allergen (the cause) binds to those receptors, the cells lyse, recruit other cells, but the contents cause the blood vessels and surrounding tissue to react and cause the wheal and flare reaction. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergies?

What are symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; dark circles under eyes ("allergic shiners"); crease at base of nose (from "allergic salute"-wiping nose upwards with back of hand; post-nasal drainage; lack of energy. Many treatments available to relieve symptoms: antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec), nasal steroid sprays, mast cell stabilizer spray (cells that release histamine), desensitization tx to allergens. ...Read more

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What causes allergies in people?

What causes allergies in people?

Immune response: People with allergies have an exaggerated immune response to an allergen like venom in a bee sting or cat saliva proteins found on fur or dander. When these allergens bind to receptors on the immune cells they cause a cascade of events to occur that result in various allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, runny nose, swelling, hives, and anaphylaxis in extreme cases. ...Read more

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How is xevor tablet for allergy?

How is xevor tablet for allergy?

Antihistamine: Xevor is a brand name for levo-cetirizine. This antihistamine is the mirror-image isomer of Cetirizine (zyrtec). Theoretically, the r-isomers are the "active" part of the medication, so less medication should provide similar relief. It should work as well or perhaps better than zyrtec. ...Read more

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Peniscillian allergy, what to do?

Peniscillian allergy, what to do?

Several Things: First, learn to spell it right so everyone knows what you are talking about. It is penicillin. Second get an allergist to test you to confirm that you are really allergic to penicillin. Third, if you really are allergic avoid all drugs with penicillin or it's cousins, like amoxicillin, ampicillin, and often first and second generation cephalosporins like keflex or ceclor. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is allergies?

What sort of problem is allergies?

Allergies: Typical allergic disorders include eczema, hives, food allergies, and asthma. The hallmark of allergic issues is the involvement of ige though some of these disorders may also have contributions of t lymphocytes. ...Read more

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What causes allergies in children?

What causes allergies in children?

Genes + environment: To develop an allergy, you need a genetic predisposition. For example, children at highest risk of developing allergic asthma are those whose parents have asthma. Also necessary is multiple exposures to the allergen. The strongest predictor of developing allergies in the future is having allergic disease now (for example, a child with eczema has increased chance of developing asthma). ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure allergies?

Is there a way to cure allergies?

Not really: The term "cure" is a very powerful term and to use that in relation to curing allergies, may be too strong. Certainly use of immunotherapy (allergy shots) have been shown to alter the natural course of allergic disease and to have long term effects even after stopping shots. A more fair representation would be that allergy shot can potentially provide long term modification of allergies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergies?

What are the symptoms of allergies?

The symptoms of Allergies include:: Hives, Congested nose, Flushing, Sneeze, Vomiting, Abdominal spasm, Diarrhea, Swelling around eyes, Low blood pressure, Throat swelling, Ear fullness, Abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more