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Drug Allergy - reaction recovery self care.

Drug Allergy - reaction recovery self care.

I recently had a bad drug allergy reaction to aciclovir I was given the medication to treat a mouth ulcer that the doctor thought could be impetigo and I had a high dose of Aciclovir in tablet form. However I am violently allergic to Aciclovir (now I know!) but my question is if you do have a drug allergy what is the best method immediate self care?

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Thanks @A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member I actually never thought of the steroids Prednisone. In my head that’s just for the asthma I never considered this… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Allergic to shellfish. Want to know if I can eat tuna.

Allergic to shellfish. Want to know if I can eat tuna.

Comapny I wrote to assured there was no cross contamination and safe but I read that tuna eat shrimps and shellfishes. Since they remove the intestines, it is safe to assume there is no trace and no danger?

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I am allergic to shellfish but ok for me to eat tuna.
At the beginning I eliminated all shellfish but not the fish and never had any problems because… read more

posted 5 days ago
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When having a food allergyy, does it make a difference if the food is organic or not?

When having a food allergyy, does it make a difference if the food is organic or not?

What is in the food itself to cause the allergy?

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

It’s from a tick, Alpha Gal, I live in Missouri, we call it the Lone Star Tick or Deer Tick..

posted 12 days ago
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When having a food allergyy, does it make a difference if the food is organic or not?

When having a food allergyy, does it make a difference if the food is organic or not?

What is in the food itself to cause the allergy?

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I get this in so many different places on my neck arms hands feet but all at different times but I really don’t know what is causing it as my doctor… read more

posted 8 days ago
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What can be done to make schools take allergies more seriously?

What can be done to make schools take allergies more seriously?

My daughter already did a presentation at school about her allergies two years ago, but many kids and now some teachers are ignoring and even belittling them. And now she heard that some kids don't believe they are real and she is afraid they might try to expose her to see what happens. She is airborne to nuts and peanuts and has had to leave several events this year because people brought them. The school then chose a class trip to a baseball park… read more

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Fragrance allergies cause me severe migraines

Fragrance allergies cause me severe migraines

Has anyone found a medication, or other solution, to deal with fragrance allergies? Mine are severe, lifelong, and in addition to causing me to avoid MANY places, they often cause me to get severe migraines. I have many migraine triggers, but strong fragrances are one of the worst, and I find that migraines caused by fragrances or other strong odors (thick permanent markers, cleaning products, "fabric sizing" sprayed onto dept store clothes, etc)- this type of… read more

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I find a smell lemon, peppermint and keep it on a cotton ball in a baggie in my pocket. If something smells, I take it out and smell or rub it on my… read more

posted 12 days ago
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Offensive fragrance in office

Offensive fragrance in office

How to approach co worker who sprays strong perfume before leaving work. It’s a medical office and the odor lingers. Not to mention the employee wearing the fragrance is always congested and sneezing. Helpful suggestions needed!

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I went to our immediate supervisor. I was a teacher, so I also coordinated info with the school nurse. I explained that this was a medical condition for… read more

posted 29 days ago
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Question regarding atopic dermatitis and sensitivity to tomatoes along with multiple allergies and sensory avoidance

Question regarding atopic dermatitis and sensitivity to tomatoes along with multiple allergies and sensory avoidance

My son has atopic dermatitis that responds to nearly every allergenic substance out there. He has aversions to textures as he had to wear will sleeves with gloves for his first year of life. He will not try new foods, and is still at 3 eating mashed up dinners consisting of mostly root veg meat and gravy. He eats fruit pouches but will never put fruit in his mouth apart from the odd Apple slice… read more

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I have Sensory Processing Disorder and have a lot sensory problems in addition to my Food Allergies. I also have a third condition.

I can only bear to… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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