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how do i know if i have an allergy to ascorbic acid?

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Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
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.
Answered on Jul 26, 2015
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Dr. Mark Sibley
Dr. Mark Sibley commented
44 years experience LASIK Surgery
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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