Allergy and Family Medicine

Albert H. Cobb, Jr., M.D.
F.A.A.O., F.A.A.O.A.

Adult and Pediatric Allergies

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Latex Allergies and Food Cross-Reactivity
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What to expect when you visit the clinic
Medications to avoid before testing
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Diet Diary
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Mold Elimination Diet

You may find that many of these foods will make your symptoms worse - they all contain mold. All will not affect you equally. Some will cause major problems; others may only when molds are high. These foods are harder to avoid during holidays or parties. If you're allergic to molds and you must eat these foods, at least you'll know why you're not feeling well!

Smoked meat, smoked fish  
Beer and Wine Distilled liquors such as vodka, gin, and whiskey contain less mold because of distillation and the high alcohol content.

Baked goods with a lot of yeast Sourdough, pumpernickel, etc.

Buttermilk, sour cream A double problem if you are milk sensitive.

Canned juices, canned tomatoes Buy small individual sizes and use at one sitting. Mold loves to grow in sugary liquids.

Cheeses of all kinds Including cottage cheese, mixed dishes such as macaroni and cheese, pizza, bleu cheese dressing, and Ranch dressing.

Dried fruits Such as apricots, raisins, prunes, dates, and figs.

Leftovers Especially meat or fish more than one day old.

Vinegar, foods that contain vinegar
Ketchup, relishes, green olives, capers, pickles, mayonnaise.
You may want to download a diet diary and keep track of your reactions to mold foods.
What to avoid:
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