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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:36 pm 
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I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy a year ago and have been on a dairy-free diet since. However, I still have some products (soaps, etc) that contain dairy.

Do you think I should be eliminating those products as well? As far as I can tell, I've never reacted to dairy on skin contact, but am I taking a risk by continuing to use these products?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:58 am 
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There are varying levels of allergy. Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of an allergic reaction. For those who typically react at this level, milder reactions can occur from skin contact with their allergen. If the allergen enters the blood stream (break in the skin, mucous membranes of eyes, nose etc.) an anaphylaxis reaction can occur. For this reason, many choose to avoid all sources of exposure to their allergens.

I would suggest you discuss the use of these products with your allergist as only you and s/he can weigh the risks.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:25 am 
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Perfectly worded reply Susan!

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me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:01 pm 
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Aw shucks! :oops:
:huggy

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:49 pm 
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My son is dealing with sunflower allergy (anaphylaxis) amongst other things. It never ceases to amaze me that it is put in so many NON FOOD products. I knew about lip balms, shampoos and mosturising creams and have always been careful to avoid these (flaring of eczema and for the same reason i wouldnt put peanut butter on his skin-risk is too high!).

I was astounded (not sure why as it is in so many things) to find out it is also in lynx roll on deodorant (luckily my son read the label!-its a bit sad when you have to scan everything for the things you are allergic to-no just the things you eat).

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j-avoids peanut, sunflower, pineapple all ana-sensitised to maccadaemia.pecan.Passed barley (previous ana) last year...out grew egg ana and peanut at 3 years..became re sensitised with ana at 6 years to peanut.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Almond oil is in a bunch of things too, which will turn my skin bright red on contact and result in eczema flare ups for weeks. It's best to avoid allergens in every way possible.

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anaphylaxis to tree nuts and peanuts; asthmatic, dairy intolerant, vegan
other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, banana, sesame, environmentals


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