Dr. Kuo-Chian Chang
Allergy and Immunology
52 years experience male
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Allergy and Immunology
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Chronic : Chronic hives occur up to 1% of population, more commonly in adults. It is a self-limited disease. According to university based research, about 30-50% of them recover in one year although nearly 20% of them continue to have hives after 5 years. There is no cure. There are several proposed theory of the causes of the disease, however, none appears to be helpful in determining the treatment or prognosis. With proper treatment it can be controlled. Allergy tests are not helpful.
A 21-year-old female asked:
It : It depends on what kind of allergic reactions you have to beans and soy. The absorption of protein from foods may be affected by the allergic reactions that happen in the stomach and intestines depending on the severity of the allergic reactions. For a more severe reaction, the stomach and intestines are inflamed and are unable to digest and absorb the protein. The common symptoms of food allergies to beans and soy are bloated stomach, cramp, gas and loose stool. If your allergies to beans and soy do not involve stomach and intestines, then there will be no issue with protein absorption.
A member asked:
The : The swollen lips are not likely due to salmon you ate the night before. It is called angioedema. There are many causes of angioedema. Food allergy reactions usually occur within 2 hours of eating. With your history of two episodes of anaphylaxis, you may want to see an allergist in your area to evaluate of the nature of the angioedema.
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TestimonialsRecommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.
Thank you notes
Dr. Jean Carney
Nov 27, 2012
It is an honor to endorse this doctor. His clinical skills and fund of medical knowledge are exceptional and he is always at the leading edge of understanding best clinical practices. His patients are...Read More
Dr. Michael Barrett
Nov 27, 2012
I worked alongside Dr. Chang for over 15 years at Northwest Permanente. He is a very bright physician who is well read and very up to date in the field of Allergy and Immunology. He is very honest a...Read More
Dec 16, 2012
I have been a patient of Dr Chang for nearly five years and also bring my children to see him for our allergy, sinus, and asthma care. Dr Chang is a very thorough doctor who spends a good amount of ti...Read More
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Education & Training
National Taiwan University College of Medicine
University of Kansas Hospital
Cook County Hospital
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Distinguished Physician, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Oregon Society of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology