A 47-year-old member asked:
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how can i tell if my symptoms are an allergy to ascorbic acid?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely allergy: It's unlikely that we would develop allergy to vitamin C. Ascorbic acid molecules are too small to instigate an immunologic reaction. However, you could have side effects or develop toxicity to Vitamin C. Nausea, vomitting, headache, hyperventilation, ect.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
NOT: I doubt you are allergic to Vitamin C= ascorbic acid, since we need it to live. You may be allergic to an ingredient in a pill that contains vitamin C or a supplement with added ingredients. Check all ingredients.
Answered on Mar 7, 2015

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