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What are nightshades? Nightshades are a family of flowering plants called Solanaceae, which consists of almost 3,000 species. The family Solanaceae extends well beyond vegetables to include innocuous flowers, but still, vegetables are a prominent part of the family. Some edible nightshades are listed below: white potatoes tomatoes eggplants bell
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Brachioradial pruritus or BRP, is a form of chronic localized neuropathic itch that affects the dorsolateral aspect of the forearms, meaning it affects the skin between your shoulder to the forearm. BRP is named after the brachioradial muscle that runs between the two joints. Symptoms BRP symptoms include tingling, burning,
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Maculopapular Rash
A maculopapular rash usually occurs at a large area on the body, and is usually red and has small, confluent bumps. The sandpapery rash of scarlet fever, or scarletina, is the classic example of a maculopapular rash. The most distinctive feature of the rash is the pattern of macules or
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Spongiotic Dermatitis
Spongiotic dermatitis is generally considered as a form of acute eczema. It is a condition that makes the skin itchy and cracked. While this form of dermatitis is often painful, it is relatively easy to prevent and treat. Symptoms Some of the symptoms of spongiotic dermatitis include: Dry and scaly
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Caffeine Allergy
There are many people around the world who drink coffee to keep them up early in the morning. Coffee contains caffeine, a natural drug that stimulates the nervous system. But what effect can caffeine have on the body if the person is allergic to it? Read on to find out.
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Corn Allergy
Corn allergy is another type of food allergy that is rare, but just as severe as nut and shell fish allergy. It is also difficult to diagnose since common allergy tests such as blood and skin tests often come up with false positive results. What most experts advise is to check
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Compared to other food allergies, gluten allergy has different factors that contribute to an individual’s reaction to this substance. Most people with food allergies often exhibit similar symptoms but with gluten allergy, there are differences in the symptoms that could tell the individual the underlying cause of his/her allergy to this
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Despite its term, alcohol allergy is not a true allergy in the sense that a person’s immune system reacts negatively to the presence of alcohol in the body. What alcohol allergy really is about is that the body doesn’t have the enzymes that can break down the toxins found in
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As the saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but for those rare people who are allergic to apples this statement is completely fallacious. Although quite rare, an allergic reaction to apples is quite real and people who suffer this often display the following symptoms: Symptoms of
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Meat allergy is when a person develops an allergy to eating red meat. People can develop this allergy through two different ways: having a pre-existing allergy to milk and getting bitten by the Lone Star tick. According to statistics, this type of allergy is still uncommon but nonetheless it is
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