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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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Strawberry and orange allergy? Why me?

Strawberry and orange allergy? Why me?

Sensitivity: We do not know why a specific substance, drug or product will cause an allergic reaction in a given person. It is obviously a sensitivity of their immune system and of course requires exposure to the agent which in your case were strawberries and oranges. ...Read more

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Now i've heard everything! orange allergy?

Now i've heard everything! orange allergy?

Sure: You can be allergic to anything that has proteins - plants, animals, and derivatives from them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Orange allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Orange allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case orange will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more

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Is orange allergy to the inside or to the peel?

Is orange allergy to the inside or to the peel?

Either or birch tree: Reactions to orange can be either to the peel or the pulp (the fleshy part of the orange). Many people who have only itching in their mouth & throat after eating oranges and other raw fruits and vegetables actually have oral allergy syndrome. Oas is caused by allergy to birch tree pollen and the immune system mistaking fruit proteins for pollen allergens. Which one is your problem? ...Read more

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If an orange allergy is to the peel, can you eat oranges if somebody else peels them?

If an orange allergy is to the peel, can you eat oranges if somebody else peels them?

Yes: Watch out for blue curacao, a liquer made from the peel of the laraha citrus plant. This citrus plant is closely related to the valencia orange. ...Read more

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If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

No: You should be fine. There is definitely Food / Pollen allergic cross reactivity between pollens and certain common fruits as in the "Oral Allergy Syndrome" but this tends not to occur with plants in general. ...Read more

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Why do I get sick after drinking orange juice? Is this an allergy?

Why do I get sick after drinking orange juice? Is this an allergy?

Not necessary: Allergy to oranges (including juice) can present as itching, hives, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea and less likely anaphylaxis. If symptoms are limited to stomach upset only, it may be only a food intolerance possibly related to the acidity. If a person can tolerate a small amount, but GI symptoms with larger amounts, this supports an intolerance. Either way, if it bothers a person, avoid. ...Read more

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Sudden orange and lemon allergy? Would I react to grapefruit and lime also?

Sudden orange and lemon allergy? Would I react to grapefruit and lime also?

Likely: If you are having trouble with citrus fruits, there most likely will be a cross reaction amongst all of them. ...Read more

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Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. could it be an allergy or just a coincidence?

Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. could it be an allergy or just a coincidence?

Maybe, maybe not...: The rash could be a sign of allergy, but a confined rash to just the diaper area is actually very unusual for an allergy. Much more likely it is a local skin sensitivity to change in stool contents/consistency/pH when child eats oranges, and then this change in his poop irritates his butt. Try protective diaper ointment with zinc oxide next time you are going to eat oranges and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. I read it could be a food allergy. could it be or just a coincidence?

Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. I read it could be a food allergy. could it be or just a coincidence?

Chemical irritation: The acidity of the oranges is likely changing the pH of stool, which can be irritating to the delicate skin of the diaper area. ...Read more

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Why are my allergies not persistent. Sometimes i eat an orange and my mouth becomes itchy along increased mucus. Other times nothing happens.

Why are my allergies not persistent. Sometimes i eat an orange and my mouth becomes itchy along increased mucus. Other times nothing happens.

Oral allergy syndrom: Your problem is called OAS which usually does not lead to throat closure. The reason why the reaction is not consistent is likely due to allergy to just a component of the orange. For example, if you are only allergic to the allergen associated with orange peel, the only time you have problem is when the orange has not been totally peeled. ...Read more

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When I drink guava, litchi and orange juice, it causes me to cough for a while. Could this be an allergy?

When I drink guava, litchi and orange juice, it causes me to cough for a while. Could this be an allergy?

Not Likely: Given your description is doesn't sound like a typical allergic reaction which usually includes one or more of the following within minutes to 2 hours of ingestion: hives, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, vomiting, or passing out. Sometimes drinking cold beverages can cause a coughing fit in some people. See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation if concerned. ...Read more

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Can take a vitamin C supplement if im allergic to orange juice? I self diagnosed my allergy (i get white filled bumps when i drink oj)

Can take a vitamin C supplement if im allergic to orange juice? I self diagnosed my allergy (i get white filled bumps when i drink oj)

Yes, but of ? Value?: See answer: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/684218 & check: http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc. Orange juice, more that oranges, is very high sugar & sugar drives obesity, diabetes mellitus, cv ds, high blood pressure. Allergies are behavioral responses, under internal control, occurring for any combination & variety of reasons, always self-diagnoses not doctors. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat orange seeds?

Is it okay to eat orange seeds?

Neutral: Orange seeds are commonly ingested when seeded oranges are eaten. They cause not harm; will be digested if chewed and may pass unchanged as intact seeds. In no case will they do anything to your body. ...Read more

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What are five medicinal uses of orange?

What are five medicinal uses of orange?

Medicinal, etc: 1) Orange Juice;
2) Orange Julius;
3) Deoderant;
4) Extract will clean dirt and kill roaches;
5) Most important: Screwdriver ...Read more

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Too many oranges for toddlers, is that bad?

Too many oranges for toddlers, is that bad?

Too much of anything: ...Is bad. People who eat too much fruit, don't get the other necessary food groups - grains, vegetables, dairy - or vitamins like a and d and B12 that are mostly absent in oranges. ...Read more

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What the benefit of eating orange and what would happen if I consume too much from it?

What the benefit of eating orange and what would happen if I consume too much from it?

Keep it up!: Oranges, like any fruit, are a good source of healthy sugars, vitamin c, potassium and other nutrients. They are also much healthier than other processed, sugary snacks. There are no side effects from eating too much, so keep it up! there can be some effect on tooth enamel in those who hold the fruit in their mouth for long periods, so don't do that. ...Read more

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I am spotting orange?

I am spotting orange?

As above: See u gyn for evaluation and advise. ...Read more

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Poly allergy syndrom?

Poly allergy syndrom?

Allergies: As a doctor, if i heard this it simply makes me think (1) you have allergies, asthma, eczema, etc.... Or (2) you have multiple allergies to pollens, medications, foods, stinging insects, etc... ...Read more

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Can allergy be cured?

Can allergy be cured?

Controlled: Allergy can be controlled with avoidance of known sources of allergy (pets, pollen, etc), medication taken consistently, and perhaps allergy shots. However we are not able to "cure allergy" but these measures help restore a good quality of life. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies?

Symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more

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Can allergy be treated?

Can allergy be treated?

Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time". ...Read more

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What is a popular allergy?

What is a popular allergy?

Poplar maybe?: Poplar is a tree and many people with springtime allergies have allergy to poplar tree pollen. ...Read more

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Can I outgrow my allergies?

Can I outgrow my allergies?

Yes: It is possible to outgrow any allergy, though some are more likely than others. ...Read more

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Does dolfenal causes allergy?

Does dolfenal causes allergy?

NSAIDs: Dolfenal contains Mefenamic Acid which is an NSAID (nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug) in the same general class as Ibuprofen or aspirin. Some people can have severe allergic reactions to these medications leading to hives, asthma or even anaphylaxis. If a person is allergic to aspirin, Ibuprofen or other nsaids talk with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What are good allergy reliefs?

Allergen avoidance: The best one off course is to avoid the allergen completely if you can. Many times, you can't either because you don't know the allergen or you can't really avoid the allergen. So, in that case, you can try otc medication like anti histamin ( benadryl) or other medication like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, allergra etc. Try one- see which one works better for you. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes an allergy attack?

What causes an allergy attack?

Acute allergy.: There are actually different types like the delayed ones. The common ones are the acute allergic reaction. You have allergy cells (eosinophils, basophils, mast) with receptors on the surface. The allergen (the cause) binds to those receptors, the cells lyse, recruit other cells, but the contents cause the blood vessels and surrounding tissue to react and cause the wheal and flare reaction. ...Read more