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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 red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?

Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?

Possibly: It's common to be allergic to these things, and it would be best for you to be evaluated in person by your family doctor (or a dermatologist or allergist). ...Read more

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Red wine good for allergies and cold cough?

Red wine good for allergies and cold cough?

No: Even if you are not allergic to the ingredients in red wine , wine tends to make your nose more congested. The only way it may help your cough is from drinking yourself to a stupor- in which case even worse thing can happen (aspiration pneumonia etc). ...Read more

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I think im allergic to red wine. Get headaches.?

I think im allergic to red wine. Get headaches.?

Not a true allergy: Red wine can trigger headaches by affecting blood vessels. It is not an allergic reaction as it is due to a non-immune mechanism, but you would still want to avoid it. ...Read more

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I am allergic to sulfa drugs. How likely is it that i'm also allergic to the sulfites in red wine?

I am allergic to sulfa drugs. How likely is it that i'm also allergic to the sulfites in red wine?

Sulfa not= sulfite: Sulfonamide drug allergies are not generally predictive of reactions to sulfites. Although they sound similar, the body sees these chemicals quite differently. Sulfa antibiotics easily stimulate the immune system to make specific responses, hence allergies, but most reactions to sulfites are due to it being broken down into sulfur dioxide gas inside the body. ...Read more

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Does any kind of red wine good for your health? Thanks

Does any kind of red wine good for your health? Thanks

Tannins not wine : The specific chemical in red wine is called tannin. These chemicals have been associated with lowering the risk for heart disease if used in moderation. Tannins can also be found in grape juice, an alternative for those who cannot drink alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of red wine? does it gives glow skin?

What are the benefits of red wine?
does it gives glow skin?

Red wine : Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage. ...Read more

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Is red wine really good for you if you only have it every once in a while?

Is red wine really good for you if you only have it every once in a while?

It's said so.: Red wine has antioxidants which were connected to healthy hearts and other issues. It may be healthy to have a glass of red wine daily, but i don't know that this has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt! ...Read more

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Is red wine actually good for your health? (occasionally and in small amounts)

Bioflavenoids: There are a variety of agents in wine that have a positive health benefit. Bioflavenoids are the most common agent cited in wine. Resveritrol is one named with helpful qualities. ...Read more

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Does red wine contain gluten?

Does red wine contain gluten?

No: Red or white wines are made from grapes and are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in such grains as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc... ...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