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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

Perhaps: Some acids are naturally present in the base ingredients of wines, while others are byproducts of fermentation. Natural acids have the freshest, purest acid tastes. Among grapes they are tartaric, malic and citric. It would be helpful to read the ingredient label. Also consider seeing a board certified allergist to assist in diagnosis and treatment of adverse reaction to citric acid. ...Read more

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I'm allergic oats, iodine, anything with citric acid, and i'm lactose intolerant so what can I eat to lose weight and stay healthy?

I'm allergic oats, iodine, anything with citric acid, and i'm lactose intolerant so what can I eat to lose weight and stay healthy?

Not all is allergy: First, i need more info. What is y our allergy to iodine? If you had a problem with contrast material for x rays, that is a special case. Lactose intolerance is inability to digest mil sugar (lactose); you can still eat cheese; most people tolerate yogurt, where lactose is already broken down. If citric acid bothers you, you may have a problem with stomach acid. See an allergist first, . ...Read more

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Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Adderall/Citric acid: Citric acid slightly lowers absorption of stimulants, unless taken an hour before or hour after the stimulant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. thank you ?

Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. thank you ?

Multiple: Johnson's baby shampoo, any baby shampoo, Dove or Aussie. Pleae consult your pharmacist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more