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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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Have to cease alchohol . Have consumed 10 to 12 ozs red wine daily for 10 years. Should i expect withdrawal symptoms?

Have to cease alchohol .  Have consumed 10 to 12 ozs red wine daily for 10 years.  Should i expect withdrawal symptoms?

I doubt it: A standard glass of wine is 4-5 oz. That means your are drinking only 2 glasses a night. That typically does not reach the level of consumption which would cause alcohol withdrawals. ...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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Taking red wine is a best choice for health?

Taking red wine is a best choice for health?

Not Sure.: Studies are mixed on the issue of red wine. Some say there are heart benefits. Others say it increases the risk of cancer. It's probably best to drink red wine occasionally and in moderation rather than add it to your daily diet because of possible health benefits. Remember, the risks might actually outweigh any potential benefit. ...Read more

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What to do if I have health concern regarding red wine. and mixed nuts?

Red wine & mixed nut: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Does drinking 4-5oz of red wine everyday good for your health? Thanks

Does drinking 4-5oz of red wine everyday good for your health? Thanks

It very well may be: BUT there are serious cautions. If you really kept it to 4-5 ounces and didn't go on to gradually drink more and more, it would probably be fine....even good! But we (doctors) see SO MANY people not be able to keep to this modest amount. There is some evidence that red wine is superior to other forms of alcohol but this evidence is weak. A MODEST daily amount is not harmful; it may well be helpful ...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