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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
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
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.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
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.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have an allergy to ascorbic acid?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Allergy symptoms: Allergy symptoms are varied and may include hives, itchy, swelling, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, throat swelling, shortness of breath, stomach pain, vomiting or diarrhea. When people are allergic to a food most reactions occur soon after ingestion. It is doubtful that someone is allergic to ascorbic acid although it is possible to react to citrus fruits.
Dr. Mark Sibley
Dr. Mark Sibley commented
LASIK Surgery 45 years experience
You are not allergic to Vitamin C but allergies to the other ingredients in the pills,powders,capsules is possible and allergies are to be taken seriously..
Jul 26, 2015

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