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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Does my skin not like face paint or am i having an allergic reaction?

Does my skin not like face paint or am i having an allergic reaction?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing at an allergist office. ...Read more

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Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

To everyone: Paint fumes, in concentrated enough and lengthy enough form can harm the body - particularly the liver and sometimes the lung. ...Read more

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Will lingering paint fumes hurt my 9-month-old?

Will lingering paint fumes hurt my 9-month-old?

Not likely, but: If you're talking about you painted a room and you can still smell it, then no. However, if your child has asthma or recently had a bad respiratory infection with something like RSV, then they may be a bit hypersensitive to the odor and this could trigger off some breathing problems, especially in a closed off area. Then you may want to consider alternate ventilation to get rid of odor. ...Read more

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Can you die from spray paint fumes exposure for 20 to 30 min?

 Can you die  from spray paint fumes exposure for 20 to 30 min?

Spray paint death: hello ~ no probably not but you will feel nauseous and have a headache and difficulty breathing. You need a proper OSHA recommended respirator when you spray paint, and its recommended because failure to use one has serious long and short term effects. Use a RESPIRATOR! thanks ...Read more

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Can paint fumes trigger hives?

Can paint fumes trigger hives?

hives: Very unlikely from paint fumes, but can be related to latex if you are the one painting and touching paint. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby has a cough, would day old paint fumes have caused this?

What can I do if my baby has a cough, would day old paint fumes have caused this?

Possible..: Environmental irritants can indeed cause a cough. Baby airways are very sensitive, so things that don't bother you can still bother them. If possible, air out the house today, make sure there is adequate humidity in baby's environment, and if not improving over the next couple of days or new associated symptoms like fever, then see your doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are spray paint fumes from another room harmful for small children?

Can you tell me, are spray paint fumes from another room harmful for small children?

Yes: Try not to expose child to fumes. If that's not possible, make sure room's well ventilated. ...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