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Post by crazypantboy » Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:25 pm

Is there anyway to cure an allergy, because my mother has an allergy to corn and corn products and almost everything has corn syrup or stuff like it in it.

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:26 pm

Of course there is: allergy pills or/and allergy shots. But the doctor has to prescribe them
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Post by crazypantboy » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:35 pm

thanx

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Post by Sabrina » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:58 pm

Excuse me for butting in here but I do have a question.

Allergy pills and shots......

Is this not just putting a bandaid on a symptom?

I don't know much but I do know pills and shots for allergies have not cured anything.

Am I incorrect?

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Post by canalon » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:01 pm

I completely share Sabrina's opinion, allergy pill and shots usually only relieves symptoms, but do not cure anything.

Some allergies can be cured by desensitization (sp?), the slow and carefulll inoculation of minute amounts of antigens to train the body not to react to it. It is usually a long process, and I am not sure it can be applied to all allergies.
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Post by Sabrina » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:16 pm

Thanks for clearing that up Canalon.

I have read in the past, and used to some success indigenous honey. Old timers say that if local plants produce symptoms in one such hayfever and the like, the symptoms may be drastically reduced, if not cured, by ingesting local honey. Your answer tells me exactly why this works. Thanks

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:07 pm

Well, i agree they don't cure it, and if you stop the allergy will reappear, but i think for some allergies at least, this is the only thing we can do
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Post by Dr.Stein » Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:50 am

We need to "educate" our immune system not being so sensitive to allergen. Keep mast cells not to release their granulae, tell T-cells that allergen is self-cells which not necessary to be attacked, ask B-cells not to secrete too much IgE ehehehee :D
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Post by victor » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:02 pm

educating them..I can guess that the education will really takes a long time and we also have to measure our diet on the allergic agents...so difficult, especially for me, who never pay attention on what things that I eat.. :lol:
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:43 am

I have just found out that I got allergy against crab :( I bought crab-cooked-in-butter-with-vegetables few days ago for dinner and in the morning I felt itchy all over my body with reddish and hot skin awww :( But it was very delicious... I think I will try again next time haha :P
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Post by victor » Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:07 pm

Naah...I hate seafoods..usually, when I et seafoods, my symptoms will nearly same like yours..itchy and red hot....
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