Lone Star tick causing meat allergies?
Dr. David Samadi explains
- Duration 2:38
- Date Jun 23, 2012
Dr. David Samadi explains
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A mysterious new allergy is sweeping the East Coast people suddenly developing an allergic reaction.
-- -- -- And it appears to be caused by tidy little -- Fox News medical -- team -- doctor -- somebody is here chief of the division of robotics at mount -- Medical center this is the lone star tick right us.
And what happens.
So this is very interesting you know what happens is when you have the -- -- not within a couple of minutes for three to six hours after he can get really sick you can get the whole choking -- And as far as an effective -- either of them very careful.
Did loan sort of get the picture to show again this signature of that tape is that white spot on the back so that's where you actually recognizes this is very particular take.
It's very aggressive.
And it creates it's some sort of -- allergic reactions.
That can stay with you for ever forever this is a very very tricky -- and that's this is what they're finding you find this -- in the southern and eastern part of United States.
And obviously if you go to -- would you wanna make sure that you cover your viewers these everywhere along the pants -- in church -- you're not exposed to it he usually goes after the neck.
And they had so something so -- -- scratch of the U wanna be very careful.
All right so so -- kinds of food are you people have.
Food allergies if they're not so so severe they can take like a Benadryl or something like that an antihistamine and the symptoms go away with -- case here it's really not the case -- diagnosis of this is very tricky and very hard a lot of times when people have been -- and they get -- few hours -- -- Because food poisoning but it's could be one of these allergic reactions.
And the best thing is to really like if you feel -- go to the emergency room led them checked.
The diagnosis as I said it's very hard to have to get the blood test I want they're finally had to break is that this -- got to do this so -- once it gets into the blood.
It -- -- -- to some carbohydrate in the meat called awful gal.
And check it out to by the -- -- set -- a -- is what gives a diagnosis so you wanna make sure that you are -- -- if you have me that this -- me.
Porque no ma'am not chicken or Turkey if you don't imagine having one of those hamburgers and a day like this and get really sick.
Hours after not minutes which is you do what we see we -- those your reactions and there is no cure for this -- G if you get bitten by the ticket you develop this meet our G.
You're gonna have -- you've got you've got -- there's no cure for this it's gonna affect you for a long long time and the only way assuming the stay away from the meat product but -- -- pork lamb and beef and it's unfortunate.
So you know it's a risk that you take by going into the woods and you -- you know -- only 15100 Americans get affected by this so it's rare but quite aggressive tonight.
I would say at the beach we are how we --