Can carrots cause allergies?

Symptoms How common is a carrot allergy? Diagnosis Foods to avoid Treatment Risk factors When to see a doctor Outlook A person can be allergic to almost any food. While carrots are nutritious and packed with beta carotene, these root vegetables can also cause dangerous allergic reactions. An allergic reaction to carrots can be one […]

Can you use essential oils for shingles?

Essential oils for shingles How to use essential oils for shingles Risks Symptoms of shingles Takeaway Shingles causes a painful, itchy rash to form on one side of the body. While medicines can treat the condition, many people look for additional ways to relieve discomfort. Can essential oils help? According to the Centers for Disease […]

What to know about nightshade allergies

What are nightshades? What is a nightshade allergy? Nightshade allergy symptoms Nightshade intolerance symptoms Diagnosis and treatment Substitutes for nightshades When to see a doctor Do nightshades affect pre-existing conditions? Functional digestive disorders Autoimmune diseases Alkaloids and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Solanine and joint pain Lectins and leaky gut syndrome Summary Nightshade vegetables, such as […]

Health Tip: Manage a Latex Allergy

— Latex may be found in products such as balloons, dishwashing gloves, waistbands, rubber toys, pacifiers, rubber bands and tape. If you have a latex allergy, exposure can cause a reaction ranging from sneezing, coughing, a rash and chest tightness to anaphylactic shock. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to manage a latex […]

Scientists reveal active role of IgG antibodies in severity of anaphylaxis

The most severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock), is the result of an inappropriate immune reaction following the introduction of a usually harmless antigen into the body. The production of antibodies against this antigen (or allergen) allows the formation of antibody-antigen complexes that trigger a massive secretion of potent mediators, resulting in organ failure, […]

IgG antibodies activate blood platelets and contribute to the severity of anaphylaxis

The most severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock), is the result of an inappropriate immune reaction following the introduction of a usually harmless antigen into the body. The production of antibodies against this antigen (or allergen) allows the formation of antibody-antigen complexes that trigger a massive secretion of potent mediators, resulting in organ failure, […]

What are the symptoms of citrus allergy?

What are the symptoms? Causes Foods to avoid Alternative foods When to see a doctor Diagnosis Skin tests Blood tests What are the treatment options? Medication Immunotherapy Emergency epinephrine Takeaway A person with a citrus allergy experiences a reaction when they come into contact with fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes. While this allergy […]