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Re: Can I eat canned or frozen fruit if I'm allergic to fresh fruit?

Shea ·
I have full blown allergies to some fruits (apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes) and I cannot eat them as juices, in jams, pies, marinades, or in wines or I get really ill-- at the very least vomiting, bad itching and redness, heat everywhere, just bad.. Sometines starts to affect breathing too and I carry epipens abd benadryl along with my asthma inhalers. I avoid these foods strictly (along with nuts). My son has some full blown allergies and some OAS/pollen-food syndrome. Usually...
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Re: What are some ways I can manage my cat allergy?

Shea ·
No one likes to say this to people.. Doctors don't like to say it, but I got so ill from living with cats I was allergic to that I really wish I heard it earlier than I finally did. Now my case was severe-- but it didn't start so severe.. I took a medication called Singulair and it worked so well I thought it was magic, I had like no reactions. I moved in with my then boyfriend who had cats after starting it (I had went to my doctor asking if there was something I could take because my then-...
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Re: Could medicine use affect my allergy test results?

Shea ·
I've had things I knew I was allergic come up negative on blood tests but positive on skin prick tests and obviously positive when exposed to the allergen. From what I understand there is a difference in allergic responses that isn't always picked up on blood tests, and also that sometimes an allergen has more allergenic components in it than what is looked for on a specific ige blood test but that do often pick up on the skin prick test. I have also heard some allergic reactions are more...
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