Dermatology

What to know about dermatitis herpetiformis

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin rash that develops as a result of gluten sensitivity. About 10 percent of people with celiac disease also develop dermatitis herpetiformis. There is no cure for the condition, but people can reduce the symptoms with medicines and lifestyle changes. The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) consider dermatitis herpetiformis, or […]

Allergy

How common are food allergies, really?

Food allergies are a widespread problem. However, while many adults in the United States are convinced that certain food items will cause them to have an allergic reaction, a new study reports that their fears are likely unfounded. Food allergies are common but not nearly as widespread as people may believe. According to recent studies, […]

Allergy

What to know about chicken allergies

People with a chicken allergy may have an allergic reaction after eating chicken meat, or, sometimes, after their skin comes into contact with chicken feathers. While fish and seafood are often the primary sources of food allergies, allergies to other types of meat are less common. Most people with an allergy to chicken will notice […]

Allergy

Can people be allergic to strawberries?

Although it is not a common allergy, people can be allergic to strawberries. The symptoms of a strawberry allergy range from mild to very severe. Strawberries are a favorite fruit for many Americans. The United States produced an estimated 3 billion pounds of strawberries in 2014 alone. In many areas, strawberries are available all year […]

Allergy

What to know about a watermelon allergy

A watermelon allergy is rare. However, if a person reacts to watermelon, there may be additional foods to avoid. If a person with an allergy does not eat watermelon often, they may not know what has caused their symptoms. It could be an allergy to a different food, or an unrelated illness. The symptoms of […]

Food Intolerance

Foods to avoid with a sesame allergy

Sesame is a popular ingredient across the world. People can use it in oils, salads, baking, and sushi. But, for some people, sesame seeds and oil cause an allergic reaction. Sesame reactions can range from mild sensitivity to severe allergy. A severe allergy includes anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening situation. Nobody knows precisely how many […]

Food Intolerance

Am I allergic to saponin?

Some people have allergy symptoms after eating quinoa. For those with quinoa allergies, there are several healthful alternatives. Quinoa is a small, round, grain-like food that actually belongs to the fruit family. Because of its appearance, many nutritionists describe quinoa as a pseudo-cereal. It is often called a superfood because it is rich in protein. […]

Allergy

What to know about nightshade allergies

Nightshade vegetables, such as eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers, are staples in many people’s diets. However, in rare cases, a person can be allergic or intolerant to one or more types of edible foods in the nightshade family. A person with a nightshade allergy may develop breathing problems, a rash, or eczema shortly after eating certain […]