Dr. John Chiu

Allergy and Immunology
Newport Beach, CA
59 years experience male

Locations

Allergy Medical Group, Inc

Newport Beach, CA

Address

400 Newport Center Dr, Suite 401, Newport Beach, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

9496441424

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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Weight training: You need gravity to stimulate bone growth. Be sure to take calcium 1200 mg plus vit d3 2000 u daily as well. (note the recommended dose for vit d3 is... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Since some of the hormones in bcp may get to the infant via the breast milk, you need to talk to your doctor about it.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: No problem other than potentially drowsiness.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Not directly related: You get depressed from chronic illnesses but these are not related.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Rosacea?: Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition. Any irritation will likely worsen it, at least temporarily.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
A 3rd opinion?: If the loss in pigmentation (not just discoloration) is progressive, you may have an autoimmune disorder. Discoloration is an entirely different subj... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
A nerve issue?: These may be from a nerve issue. See orthopod if you have a back issue, else your family doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Infection?: If you notice emergence of dark raised spots when you have atopic dermatitis, these may well be from a staph infection- a common complication in atopi... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Possibly: Nut allergy usually comes on fast and furious and thus if she has survived the time you spent posting this question, it is likely not that serious. N... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
unlikely: An allergic reaction to food in general usually occurs within 2 hours after eating. Some people allergic to red meat may not develop symptoms until 4... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: But tell surgeon not to use adhesive tape or strip if possible.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
No difference. : A rose by any other name is still a rose- as gertrude stein had said.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Darker the better: It is said that the darker the fruit, the more potent or abundant the amount of antioxidants. Nearly all fruits are good for you when consumed in mod... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Cholinergic urticari: This is known as cholinergic urticaria arising during the cooling phase after a rise in core body temperature. You may try taking an antihistamine ab... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes but why?: Unless you have an illness which demands the treatment, there is no reason to lower the ige level since the options are not devoid of major side effec... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Probably: Not my field but i will jump in since no one else has. Your irregular period signals that your sex hormones are not normal. You need to see an endoc... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Not usually: Certain parts of bronchiectasis may look like nodules when they are not. They are likely two different issues and each needs be followed.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
See doctor: Sometimes an anti-fungal lotion may help. I presume that you may have seborrhea as well. Another approach would be to reduce the use of this shampoo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Don't know: I couldn't even find flonaseql with google. I presume that they have the same ingredients but different delivery systems. However this is just a guess... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
More likely bites: If you have pets at home, insect bites would be my bet. If you live in housing with a lot of cockroach issues, roach bites do happen.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Do they throb?: Most planes are pressurized at 8000 ft altitude and the air is quite dry. Thus you may suffer from high altitude sickness (rare but not impossible at... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes and no: Allergic diseases may or may not be accompanied by elevated eosinophil in the blood but eosinophils are often elevated in external body fluid (sputum,... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
2-3 weeks.: Unless you have broken something, it will likely resolve in less than 3 wks. There is no way to hasten the recovery although you may try warm saline... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
One: If you are talking about adult dose, it should be no more than what's recommended in the instructions. For short-acting ones, up to 4x daily , for lon... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
See doc: Going to the toilet after eating is not uncommon and in fact that's what nearly all dogs do. However the stomach being upset is bothersome and you s... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Nothing or...: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may make your drowsy, caffeine may keep you awake. So the results my be nothing, drowsiness, or stimulating depending on th... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Probably ok but: The only rx nasal spray considered category b pregnancy is rhinocort aqua. However I have not read anything about any nasal spray causing fetal anoma... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Hard to tell: The question is too non-specific to give us any clue. You should consult your doctor re. This.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Unrelated: The rash may be caused by one of the drugs you took or totally unrelated.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Probably: However if the symptoms persists for more than a day or gets worse, check with your doctor. How did you accidentally make chlorine gas in the first p... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Tell it like it is: Just tell your endo exactly what you have mentioned. If necessary, a rheumatologist's help may be needed to control your autoimmune issues which may ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: It takes from hours to days.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Only when violent: Coughing when violent can cause dizziness and even syncope.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Doubt it.: You took the med because you began to have symptoms and thus the worsening is a progression of whatever started your coughing in the first place. If ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Not needed: Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is related to early emphysema and not asthma.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Many things: The most likely cause being asthma but the bloating is also suggestive of air swallowing from anxiety but more likely from reflux disease. Uncontrolle... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: There is an otc morning -after drug you can consider.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: But be careful about not overdosing with tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: Unless you can swim fast enough to catch a fish and proceed to eat it.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
No other way: You should consult an allergist as soon as you can since poorly controlled asthma poses risk to both the baby and the pregnant mother. You need drugs ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
No unless: Unless you have a superficial fungal infection, it would do nothing for you. However there is some evidence that pityrosporum orbicularis (a normal s... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes for most: This is fine and there is really no better alternative.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
No: Henna is not related to the pigments used in tattooing although one can potentially become allergic to metallic pigments and other dyes used in tattoo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
No but: Vasomotor rhinitis cannot be cured but can be controlled. See your doctor re. A nasal antihistamine spray and see if this helps.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: It usually raise the total WBC especially on the neutrophils while reducing the % of lymphocytes and eosinophils.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Possible: Hydrocortisone initially constricts the blood vessels but prolonged use would dilate them . If this is from the cortisone, then one would expect thes... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Unknown cause: There will always be some in any group questioning a disease condition for which there is no firm definition. In fact, POTS may well be caused by seve... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Hard to tell: But the inflammation from the poison ivy must take many days to resolve. Topical cortisone may hasten the recovery but needs be used with caution at t... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Depression: You are likely depressed and should talk to your doctor or even consult a psychiatrist about this especially if you have trouble sleeping and have los... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
DEPENDS: If you are having symptoms only during a certain time of the year, you may only need it during that period (note that it takes 2-3 weeks for it to rea... Read More
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I endorse Dr. Chiu. It's clear from his answers to challenging questions that he is indeed an expert in his field. He is a wonderful resource to HealthTap and therefore to the public who needs sound ...Read More
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Chiu is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading his answers. Highly recommended.
Dec 24, 2015
Excellent fund of knowledge in his specialty. Thorough but to the point answers to questions.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks a lot it relaxed me a lot! I'm sure that sperm spread only on leg not on nicks eventhough test is required? currently i'm facing skin itches, head ache ,sort of d...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your answer. I have appt tomorrow for more test. I may be crazy but I feel like I've been fighting a mite but since I don't itch much they say no. Hopefull...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Vermont
Graduated 1964MD

Residency

Medical College of Wisconsin

Awards

Voluntary Faculty Award, American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology, 2013.
Top Doctor, Third Place, California - Summer
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , Second Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Allergy & Immunology (emeritus Fellow)
American College of Allergists (emeritus Fellow)
American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)
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