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Doctor insights on: Allergic Reactions To Malic Acid

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What are malic acid supplements used for?

What are malic acid supplements used for?

Fatiguability: It has been suggested that malic acid can delay onset of fatigue with exercise and may be beneficial for some fibromyalgia symptoms. However, it really hasn't been researched that well yet. ...Read more

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What form of malic acid could I take to replace the 5 green apples per day during a liver cleanse?

What form of malic acid could I take to replace the 5 green apples per day during a liver cleanse?

Don't do it: "liver cleanses" are protocols offered by charlatans. They take advantage of people who worry (rightly or wrongly) about pesticides, gmo food or whatever, and have them eat and drink things that will make them sick. The science is all phony. I suspect some of these are sadistic hoaxes. You do not need to cleanse your liver. Get with an honest, evidence-based holistic practitioner as a guide. ...Read more

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I'm taking malic acid for colon cleanse what's the best time to take this supplement it's 800 mg? I do this for my acne I've noticed it's effective

I'm taking malic acid for colon cleanse what's the best time to take this supplement it's 800 mg? I do this for my acne I've noticed it's effective

Colon cleanse: First, a 16 year old should not be having a colon cleanse and second there is no association between colon cleansing and acne. ...Read more

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I m male 24 frm last one year my Uric acid is ranging between 6 to 6.5. Kindly suggest me wht to do?

I m male 24 frm last one year my Uric acid is ranging between 6 to 6.5. Kindly suggest me wht to do?

Uric acid: 23 M for Punjab has urinc acid 6-6.5. Kindly suggest for me what to do? Uric acid normal values differ by age diet and ethnicity and region. First thing I would do is to find out what is normal in Punjab. The best place to get this info would be your Dr. You did not mention meds you might be taking or illness you have which can all affect uric acid levels. ...Read more

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How do I test my self for allergies to medications? Or to cats? I was allergic cats years ago but I don't know if I still am. I'm 20 and a male.

How do I test my self for allergies to medications? Or to cats? I was allergic cats years ago but I don't know if I still am. I'm 20 and a male.

It depends: Testing for allergy to medications is indicated only if you had a reaction to a drug in the past and it is important to find out if you are really allergic or you need to be treated with it again. There is no good blood test, usually a skin test is performed. In most cases, administering the drug in a controlled manner in clinic is necessary. If you were allergic to cats in the pat, you sill are. ...Read more

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Male going on Atkins allergic to milk products?

Male going on Atkins allergic to milk products?

Substitute?: You can probably use almond or soy milk although they are not exactly the same as milk. ...Read more

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How can I avoid my allergic reactions!?

How can I avoid my allergic reactions!?

Allergist: See a board certified allergist to fully evaluate the symptoms, perform an exam and testing to accurately identify the allergy issues and then provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can I stop allergic reactions to cats?

How can I stop allergic reactions to cats?

Avoid and meds: Avoiding cats and cat dander is the most important, but challenging since 50% of all households have pets. Antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops can decrease the symptoms after exposure to cat dander. The best long term treatment is allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) for long lasting relief even after allergy shots are stopped. ...Read more

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How does the body fortress allergic reactions?

How does the body fortress allergic reactions?

Immune regulation: Complex question. When genes and environment interact, some people become allergic. Much of this is determined by immune regulation. The body would try to counter the allergic reaction but usually the counter-offense is insufficient leading to allergic diseases. Exposure to bacteria from animals (preferably multiple) in the first few months of life appears to reduce the development of allergies. ...Read more

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My bf is having allergic reactions, what should I do to help?

My bf is having allergic reactions, what should I do to help?

Consult allergist: An allergist is specifically trained and uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat allergic reactions. Allergy testing may or may not be needed. No need to fear the allergist---we are here to help! ...Read more

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What are the dangers of allergic reactions? My new housemate has a bunch.

What are the dangers of allergic reactions? My new housemate has a bunch.

Allergy symptom vary: Allergic reactions can vary from minimally annoying to fatal. If your housemate has more than mild nasal, eye, or skin symptoms I would suggest seeing a board certified allergist to define and appropriately treat the allergies. ...Read more

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How do I prevent allergic reactions?

How do I prevent allergic reactions?

Primary Prevention: The first rule in allergy is to avoid what you are allergic to. If you don't know exactly what you are allergic to, you should consider an evaluation with an allergy/immunology specialist. ...Read more

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Are metabollic food reactions allergic reactions?

Are metabollic food reactions allergic reactions?

No: Food allergic reactions are mediated by the ige allergic antibody. Reactions mediated by metabolic factors occur without an ige antibody, so an allergy skin or blood ige test is not helpful. ...Read more

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I might have allergic reactions to spanish food/water, what to do?

I might have allergic reactions to spanish food/water, what to do?

Find a common: Tie in the foods you react to. Realize allergic reactions stem from exposure to a substance in food that activates your immune system. If it's a style of food look to a common spice or other food stuff. If you really have an allergy, then you need to avoid it. An "allergy" to water is very uncommon. If you're really worried, see an allergist for more formal skin or blood testing. ...Read more

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I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

Probably normal: Allergic reactions to insects most commonly occur with stinging insects like bees, wasps and fire ants. Local reactions to other insects are generally not allergic. Allergic reactions usually cause symptoms away from the bite. So, bitten on the toe and toe swells= not allergic. Bitten on the toe and lip swells= allergic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop allergic reactions from having any type of worm?

Is it possible to develop allergic reactions from having any type of worm?

Strongyloides: This is a roundworm called threadworm. Symptoms include dermatitis: swelling, itching, and mild hemorrhage at the site where the skin has been penetrated. If the parasite reaches the lungs, the chest may feel as if it is burning, and wheeze and cough may result, along with pneumonia-like symptoms (löffler's syndrome). If a person has traveled to tropics/subtropic especially rural areas get seen. ...Read more

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Is there something in gunpowder that people can have allergic reactions to?

Irritant dermatitis: Gunpowder is all chemicals and caustic substances so it is entirely possible that you are reacting to one or more substances. ...Read more

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Not sure about this drug. What are signs and symptoms of allergic reactions?

Not sure about this drug. What are signs and symptoms of allergic reactions?

Typical symptoms: Regardless of the drug triggering an allergic reaction the allergic reaction consists of some or all of these symptoms: hives, rash, itchy & swollen of lips, tongue, mouth, throat, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, swollen face, eyelids, or joints, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, a sense of doom, dizziness, loss of consciousness. With drug allergy there may be liver & kidney injury. ...Read more

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What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like, and what can cure it?

What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like, and what can cure it?

RAISED RED SPOTS: CLOSE TOGETHER, INDURATED AND ITCHY. STOP DETERGENT USE, MY APPLY BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) OR CALAMINE LOTION. CAN USE ORAL BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) BUT MAY MAKE YOU SLEEPY. ...Read more

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What are come home remedies or over-the-counter meds I can take for allergic reactions?

What are come home remedies or over-the-counter meds I can take for allergic reactions?

Allergic Rxns??: U need to describe ur allergic rxn! Is it just basic allergies or is it cough/swelling/shortness of breath, hives (eg. Anaphylaxis)?!?! you really need to be more specific before any medication recommendation should be provided. ...Read more

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Can I take one antihistaminic at moorning and another one at nigt? For alergic reactions.

Can I take one antihistaminic at moorning and another one at nigt? For alergic reactions.

Yes but...: Antihistamines can be taking twice a day safely if required but there are other treatments available. If by allergic reaction you are referring to seasonal allergies, the gold-standard therapy is daily nasal steroid sprays and/or antihistamine nasal sprays. Nasal saline rinses, avoidance measures, and if refractory to treatment, allergy shots can also be helpful. See an Allergist for more details. ...Read more

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What do washing detergent allergic reactions look like and how can I identify them from anything else?

Red, bumps.: Usually a conact allergy rash due to shampoos, detergents till have a red, fairly flat rash in area of contact with clothing etc. That is itchy and usually relieved with removal of agent, clothing and better with washing skin. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the safest and best pain killer with a low percentage of people who have allergic reactions?

Please help! What is the safest and best pain killer with a low percentage of people who have allergic reactions?

No such drug: Except placebo. Which safely relieves pain in 30% of patients. All drugs have side effects, especially in large quantities and when taken long term. Best course of action is to see your physician who will address the cause of your pain and prescribe a medication that's safe for you. ...Read more

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Why does using neosporin frequently increase ur risk to develope allergic reactions? What kind of allergic reactions?

Why does using neosporin frequently increase ur risk to develope allergic reactions? What kind of allergic reactions?

Contact skin: Neosporin is a common contact allergen usually leading to itchy skin rash with or without blister. The onset of the rash occurs from 24 to 72 hours after the contact and not immediate. ...Read more

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I have been having freak allergic reactions out of nowhere and the doctors don't know why. How can I get treated for this?

I have been having freak allergic reactions out of nowhere and the doctors don't know why. How can I get treated for this?

Allergy specialist: Sometimes allergic reactions can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. For this reason it is important to seek a consultation with a board certified allergist. An allergist is uniquely qualified to investigate, diagnose and treat allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Do people have allergic reactions to botox? Do some people have allergic reactions to botox, and if so, what symptoms does it cause? .

Do people have allergic reactions to botox? Do some people have allergic reactions to botox, and if so, what symptoms does it cause? .

Botox allergy: I have done thousands of Botox injections and I have never seen an allergic reaction to it. If you are concern there is an emergency line from Allergan that you could call. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I do not have any allergic reactions. Would it be okay to take this medicine, even though there's really nothing to cure or any histamine to block?

I do not have any allergic reactions. Would it be okay to take this medicine, even though there's really nothing to cure or any histamine to block?

What medicine?: Do you mean whether you should take an antihistamine when there is no allergic symptoms? If so, the answer is no since it would not do you any good and may make you drowsy instead. ...Read more

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I don't experience any allergic symptoms when im around cats or dogs. So that means, im not allergic to animals? Never had any reactions to animals.

I don't experience any allergic symptoms when im around cats or dogs. So that means, im not allergic to animals? Never had any reactions to animals.

Animal allergy: I am not clear on your question, why do you suspect you are allergic to animals? Were you tested for allergies? If so, and you tested positive, you may have subtle symptoms around them that you may not recognize as allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if yoy could answer something for me. I have a friend that is allergic to every kind of food imaginable he has bad reactions to the?

Hi I was wondering if yoy could answer something for me. I have a friend that is allergic to every kind of food imaginable he has bad reactions to the?

See an allergist: This is a very serious situation. Tell your friend to see an allergist to identify the allergens and plan a course of action that will normalize his life. This usually passes, but can last for years.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Are allergic reactions common to antibiotics?

Are allergic reactions common to antibiotics?

Yes: Statistically the penicillin family of antibiotics trigger the most reactions because they are so universally used. Penicillin testing is widely available by allergists and is recommended to avoid needlessly avoiding this inexpensive and effective family of antibiotics. But any kind of antibiotic carries with it the chance of allergy, and as a class, is one of the most common drug causing allergy. ...Read more

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What are possible allergic reactions to braces?

What are possible allergic reactions to braces?

Very rare: Nickel allergy and latex allergy. Latex is the number one, our gloves and elastics are made from latex. We use an alternative when allergy is present. Brackets and wires are made of metal alloys that contain some percentage of nickel. I check for this by asking what type of jewelry the patient can and cannot wear. Invisalign is an alternative, also titanium braces are available. ...Read more