Food and drug allergies

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Mast Cell Activation Disorder and allergy shots

  • By bookartist · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • My allergist thinks I have Mast Cell Activation Disorder based on my symptoms along with eosinophilic colitis and food and environmental allergies. She wants me to start allergy shots but I've heard that ...

Is there anything that can dim food allergies?

  • By Erin815 · New reply March 10, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hi, I am allergic to: -Fruits -Vegetables -Nuts -Peanuts -Soy -Palm Oil -Cinnamon -Pollen -Latex -etc. During allergy season everything gets worse. Usually if I forget to take my xyzal (allergy med) for ...

How do you test for non food allergies?

  • By Erin815 · New reply February 17, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I have had an allergy test before and they are painful, annoying and incredibly itchy. I have been incredibly careful with what I have been eating recently and know exactly what is in everything I eat ...

Anaphylaxis in America Webinar

  • By Talisa_Aafa · Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Robert A. Wood, MD, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins, reviewed the recent research study, Anaphylaxis in America, for parents and patients at our webinar held last Monday. If ...

Daughter DX'ed with a milk allergy

  • By BeverlyAK · New reply November 4, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • My eight year old daughter was diagnosed with a milk allergy a couple months ago. We are doing pretty well at figuring out what to feed her at home, but I'm at a loss when it come to eating out. Any advise ...

Allergic to everything

  • By patset62 · New reply October 20, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • I was never allergic to anything in my life and I am 51 yrs of age.. I was put on Crestor and since then it messed up my entire immune system..If i lean on my gate, my skin swells up and itch.. I eat ...

Go Asthma Go

  • By sanjay1972 · New reply October 12, 2013
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  • After having skin problem i found that i am suffering from Bronchial asthma, taken drugs inhalers but not cured now a days i am on Brycanil Astra 2.5 mg and cetrizine ...

flavored water

  • By AYellowRose · New reply September 15, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I have been drinking flavored bottled water for a few years. However, recently I had to stop drinking it. When I would take a drink of this water, I would choke and cough. I am wondering if this is an ...

Preschool gave son milk knowingly allergic to!!!

  • By steph22 · New reply August 16, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • So this is a long post! My 3 year old son started preschool last Friday and was served milk at snack which he is severely allergic to. And yes, the preschool was aware, I sent snacks and lunch from home ...

food allergy question

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  • By bandgeek7350 (Inactive) · New reply July 28, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • So I have a question for everyone about food allergies. I know that there are some food allergies where it only takes smelling it or breathing it in to set off an asthma attack or anaphylactic shock ...

red dye

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  • By bandgeek7350 (Inactive) · New reply May 21, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • So, I'm allergic to red food dye.. and usually if I take benadryl or zertec before or after I eat it I'm okay. But recently the reactions have started to progress. Red dye is like the hardest thing ever ...

Looking for a good bubble bath for eczema with No Tree Nuts!

  • By NelsonFam · New reply April 19, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Does anyone know of a bubble bath I can use, that’s good on the skin and does not have nuts in it, My two year old wants Bubble baths just about every night and I think the soap is drying out her skin ...

tree nut allergy, asthma, allergy shiners, started getting red rash

  • By NelsonFam · New reply April 13, 2013
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  • My baby girl is 2 and 1/2 and has tree nut allergys, asthma... and now she started to get a red rash on the front of her legs, arms, chest, face. She also get the Allergy Shiners too. She has a Dr apt ...

Hives from breathing treatment, but not inhaler both albuterol.

  • By Toni-Girl · Posted March 23, 2013
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  • Someone please tell me abou t hives and albuterol ...


  • By caribou11 · Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Anyone heard of or experienced neuroglycopenia separate from hypoglycemia or postprandial hypoglycemia??!! I have some intense symptoms and am assuming they are related to MCAD but since they are so similar ...

Allergy Testing

  • By bcollins · New reply March 5, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • My blood test for allergies shows me very allergic to eggs, cow's milk, and wheat. I have removed these from my diet. I finally got in with an allergist and the skin test he gave me showed me not allergic ...

new self treatment therapy - your oppinion

  • By BORUT · Posted June 20, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Indigofera tinctoria is a natural plant used also for healing in traditional medicine and is considered nontoxic to human body. I again partly dyed my hair (on the back, so I was able to cut them at eventual ...

Food Chemical Intolerance... salicylates, sulphates, amines

  • By caribou11 · New reply May 8, 2012
  • 12 replies
  • Anyone heard of Food Chemical Intolerance... I am positive this is what is causing my 8 month old all her issues and the fact she has a milk and soy protein allergy. She has reflux and I recently discovered ...

Pycnogenol and Grape Seed Extract for Allergies & Asthma

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  • By jamin (Inactive) · New reply April 18, 2012
  • 30 replies
  • Oh, I have a friend who has asthma and now taking GE for about 5 yrs and she's so improved... Saved my life in 1995 when I started on Pycnogenol. Within a month or so being on Pycnogenol my allergy/sinus/headaches ...

Food Allergies - What you need to know

  • By Talisa_Aafa · New reply February 21, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • Approximately 11 million Americans have known food allergies – that’s about 1 in 25 people. It is important to be educated about food allergies whether you are the 1 in 25 that know or the many others ...

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