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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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Could juvederm cause an allergic reaction? I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful about the lotions i use, because a lot of them make my skin break out. What are the ingredients in juvederm? I want to make sure i don't have an allergic reaction

Could juvederm cause an allergic reaction? I have very sensitive skin and have to be careful about the lotions i use, because a lot of them make my skin break out. What are the ingredients in juvederm? I want to make sure i don't have an allergic reaction

More probable: Yes, its prob the offending agent causing your problems, and the best way to find out is to stop, heal all areas, return to normal, and if you're game, use it again (if your reactions are mild). Thats the best real world test. Juvederm can cause allergies in those with allergies to certain proteins, like bacterial proteins. ...Read more

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My 12yr old son has chicken pox. On applying calomine lotion, he has fainted twice? Is this an allergic reaction or should I be worried?

My 12yr old son has chicken pox. On applying calomine lotion, he has fainted twice?  Is this an allergic reaction or should I be worried?

Chickenpox: Fainting would be an unusual reaction as far as an allergy. If the calamine being applied is very painful that can happen. I'd recommend a call or visit to your doctor to get more details. Can also be related to being sicker with the chicken pox. ...Read more

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I use fragrance free products. ive been patch tested for allergies. still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to. ?

I use fragrance free products.  ive been patch tested for allergies.  still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to.  ?

Contact dermatitis: I recommend patients try Vanicream line of soaps, shampoos, etc if they have issues with contact dermatitis with various personal care products. It is devoid of most additives/fragrances and is usually tolerated even in patients with very sensitive skin. Try it out if you haven' t already, good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more

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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