Food Allergies

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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?

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 7 months ago

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?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

i buy it frozen fresh and not from China .

posted 4 months ago

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?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

An allergy to food is to the food protein. An allergy to apples will cause a reaction to Organic and Non-Organic Apples, since the allergy is to apples.… read more

edited, originally posted 3 months ago

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?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I think your best bet is to keep a very detailed log for minimum two weeks. Mark exactly when you have outbreaks. Everything logged should have a time… read more

posted 7 months ago

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

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Ask your allergy doctor to provide a letter to all in charge bodies in school stating air borne allergy and what you want assessed and changed.

posted 7 months ago

Does powdered cellulose bother individuals who cannot have corn? It is found in some packaged foods like shredded cheese.

Does powdered cellulose bother individuals who cannot have corn? It is found in some packaged foods like shredded cheese.

From what I have read, it can come from any number of plants.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

It bothers me and I have a Corn food allergy. I have to be really careful when buying shredded cheese. If the shredded cheese doesn't clump together… read more

posted 3 months ago

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

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I use a carbon filter face mask from I Can Breathe mask company made from organic cotton. I am also undergoing Low Dose Antigen therapy shots every 8… read more

posted 3 months ago

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!

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 8 months ago

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

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 8 months ago
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