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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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When I was an infant, I had an allergic reaction to erythromycin. I still tell docs that i'm allergic to that med. Is this still necessary?

When I was an infant, I had an allergic reaction to erythromycin. I still tell docs that i'm allergic to that med. Is this still necessary?

Depends: Many of the kids reacting to Erythromycin years ago simply had a gut that didn't like it.If thr reaction was simple vomiting & belly pain it was more likely intolerance & not a true allergy.Either way, you should always share medication reactions with your doc. If s/he decides you need something from that medication family it will make it easier to chose wisely. ...Read more

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How to know if my baby had a allergic reaction?

How to know if my baby had a allergic reaction?

Look for signs: Though s/he can't tell you in words, watch for signs of itching: rubbing her cheeks into your neck or shoulder, crankiness, fussiness and crying without an obvious source. Redness, hives, rashes. Look for puffiness of the face, eyelids, cheeks. Food allergy may trigger vomiting, coughing, and wheezing. If s/he becomes lethargic, or floppy - do not delay: call 911. ...Read more

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For what length of time can an allergic reaction in a child last?

For what length of time can an allergic reaction in a child last?

Allergic reaction: You do not specify the type of the allergic reaction. Acute ones are severe but do not last long, delayed reactions can last for a few days, you need to provide more specific symptoms for an accurate answer. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to formula?

How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to formula?

Diarrhea, rash: Food allergy including to formula often presents with diarrhea, vomiting or skin rash (eczema). However other allergic reactions like runny/stuffy nose, recurrent or chronic ear infections, and sometimes even cough or wheeze can occur with a food allergy. ...Read more

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How to determine if my child have an allergic reaction to puppies?

How to determine if my child have an allergic reaction to puppies?

Dog allergy: The most common symptoms are sneezing and itchy eyes. If this happens when your child is around a puppy then he/she is allergic. Sometimes people can have difficulty breathing as well so if your child starts sneezing or having watery eyes around the puppy you will want to move the child (or the puppy) away. ...Read more

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How long would it take for allergic reaction to baby formula show up in a six week old?

How long would it take for allergic reaction to baby formula show up in a six week old?

Quickly: If a baby has a true allergy to its formula symptoms are going to occur with every feed. Crying from stomach cramping/colic, copious spitting up, change in bowel habits… Some of the symptoms occur so quickly sometimes babies can't even finish a feed without getting irritable/crying, that leads to poor feeding and poor growth. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to recognize the early signs a child is having an allergic reaction?

Can someone tell me how to recognize the early signs a child is having an allergic reaction?

Rash: Most children/people develop hives as the first sign of an allergic reaction. Some will itch, some will complain of throat or mouth itching....In babies or children not yet speaking, hives are the earliest obvious sign. ...Read more

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My baby cheeks are red is. This a rash or a allergic reaction?

My baby cheeks are red is. This a rash or a allergic reaction?

Red cheeks: If the skin is rough, it could be dry skin which is very common this time of the year. Apply a moisturizer. I assume your baby does not have a fever? ...Read more

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Can a baby get an allergic reaction to plain baby oil?

Can a baby get an allergic reaction to plain baby oil?

Yes: In rare cases, mineral oil can cause a contact rash that manifests itself with redness, swelling, and sometimes blistering and itching of the skin. It can be painful if a reaction is apparent. ...Read more

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How come i had an allergic reaction to johnson's baby wipes?

How come i had an allergic reaction to johnson's baby wipes?

Contact dermatitis: Any product that comes in contact with the skin can cause a reaction known as contact dermatitis. The most common products include those with fragrances and artificial colors. If one brand causes a reaction, then try a different brand, preferably one without fragrance or color added. ...Read more

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A child who has had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin should avoid any medicine ending in cillin to be safe? Or anything that contains a cillin?

A child who has had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin should avoid any medicine ending in cillin to be safe? Or anything that contains a cillin?

Depends: Some allergic reactions like a simple rash are more cosmetic than worrisome and not as important as major hives or swelling of lips and difficulty breathing. The more intense the reaction the more important it is to avoid the trigger group. If a cillin med were the best choice in a major infection, an allergist could do some specialized work to desensitize the patient and make use safe. ...Read more

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I would like to travel abroad but unfortunately had a massive immediate allergic reaction to vaccinations as a child. Are there any alternatives?

I would like to travel abroad but unfortunately had a massive immediate allergic reaction to vaccinations as a child. Are there any alternatives?

It depends on what: the reaction was. Not all vaccinations are the same and some have changed since you were younger. Please consult with your own primary care doctor or an infectious disease consultant. You may also be able to get more information and advice on Health Tap Prime. That way you can upload what vaccines you had and what you reacted to and get expert advice from one of us. ...Read more

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My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

Could be: If your child has such symptoms after using amoxicillin, probably it's allergy to antibiotic.It also could be allergy to another drugs you gave to child , or it could be even insect bites. ...Read more

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Mixed rubbing alcohol and water to calm baby's fever. Hours later he broke out n red bumpy hives all over his body. Can it b allergic reaction?

Mixed rubbing alcohol and water to calm baby's fever. Hours later he broke out n red bumpy hives all over his body.  Can it b allergic reaction?

Bumpy hives: It could be an allergic reaction or a rash from the febrile illness itself, or perhaps any medication given for the illness. Report this to your doctor for advise on how to proceed. ...Read more

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Are my baby's sudden severe breathing problems an allergic reaction?

Are my baby's sudden severe breathing problems an allergic reaction?

Probably not...: If they are chronic and recurring. However, if sudden onset respiratory symptoms occur immediately after a new food has been introduced (such as egg or peanut), it could indicate food allergy (in which case there is usually an accompanying rash). I said "probably not, " because environmental allergy is rare in children under 2 since recurrent exposure over time is necessary to develop allergy. ...Read more

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My baby's body rash is getting worse. Concerned it might be an allergic reaction to almond milk. What should I do?

My baby's body rash is getting worse. Concerned it might be an allergic reaction to almond milk. What should I do?

Don't worry: First don't stress out. Babies get rashes all the time for various very common reasons. Second, why are you giving almond milk? You can stop it if you'd like. This may provide data as to whether or not it is involved. Third, take photos of the rash progression and see the pediatrician because only eyes-on can really determine the type of rash. Could be allergy; I'd sooner blame a virus or eczema. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your baby is allergic to antibiotics? Is it possible to get an allergic reaction after 7 days of using it?

How can you tell if your baby is allergic to antibiotics? Is it possible to get an allergic reaction after 7 days of using it?

History & exam fit: Allergic reaction to meds usually involves typical itchy rash (measles like or hives). From first exposure to onset of reaction usually 7-10 days and on second exposure within minutes to hours. Get baby to experienced allergist who can examine baby and get detailed history. Except for penicillin there is no reliable skin testing for meds so history, exam are key. Take clear close-up pics of rash. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to prelone (prednisolone) syrup or if his hives from before are just getting worse?

How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to prelone (prednisolone) syrup or if his hives from before are just getting worse?

Hives just worse: Prelone (prednisolone) is a med that mimics the stress hormone your body makes to stabilize membranes & stop allergic reactions. It is often give as an oral med to patients who would not like the alternative.A deep intramuscular injection would start working faster to slow the reaction.The oral takes some time to kick in so its common for a reaction to get a bit worse before improving. ...Read more

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When I was a child I accidentally drank overdosed on penicillan and had severe diarhhea. Then I developed hives. Is this an allergic reaction?

When I was a child I accidentally drank overdosed on penicillan and had severe diarhhea. Then I developed hives. Is this an allergic reaction?

Possible not likely: Medication allergy is usually an immediate IgE mediated immune response. In this case the hives would have been expected to come out first. Your hives were probably a stress related reaction to the diarrhea and the overdose amount of penicillin. An allergy specialist can do tests to check specifically for penicillin allergy and if negative, you will have access to an important, cheap class of med ...Read more

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I had a severe allergic reaction to the DPT vac. When i was a baby. The only thing that saved me was sulpha. Could this have caused my epilepsy?

I had a severe allergic reaction to the DPT vac. When i was a baby.  The only thing that saved me was sulpha. Could this have caused my epilepsy?

Don't understand: Sulfa would not have affected any allergic reaction. I would also question that the vaccination has anything to do with your epilepsy even if you had suffered a febrile convulsion from very high fever from the vaccine reaction. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a skin rash from an allergic reaction to baby wipes?

What is the best way to treat a skin rash from an allergic reaction to baby wipes?

ALLERGY: Change the type you are using, try some hypo-allergenic ones. If no benefit, don't use baby wipes, rather clean with lukewarm water and soft cotton cloth.
Use otc Hydrocortisone cream 1% on the rash, apply thin layer twice daily. If not better, check with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your baby has an allergic reaction to diaper rash cream?

How can you tell if your baby has an allergic reaction to diaper rash cream?

Patch test: You can check just about any product for skin sensitivity/reaction/allergy by doing a patch test. If you place a dab of the material on the fabric part of a bandaid & place it in a location where it won't be disturbed. (back of a baby or underarm of older kid) leave it on overnight, if no reaction within that time frame the product is likely safe to use over long periods. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has an allergic reaction to milk formula and has switched to soy without problems. When should he have an allergy test?

My 4 month old baby has an allergic reaction to milk formula and has switched to soy without problems.  When should he have an allergy test?

No rush if soy OK: Was the reaction skin, respiratory or gastrointestinal (gi)? Was there blood in the feces? If symptoms were completely GI & associated with pallor or floppiness think enterocolitis. This non-ige mediated milk allergy reaction may persist for several years. Only valid test is oral challenge carefully performed by an experienced allergist. For skin & respiratory symptoms skin or blood test at 1 year. ...Read more

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My vagina itches i don't know if im cut or what but I have been itchin for days i also have been using baby oil cold I have a allergic reaction?

My vagina itches i don't know if im cut or what but I have been itchin for days i also have been using baby oil cold I have a allergic reaction?

It : It sounds like you could be dealing with a vaginal yeast infection. Often times yeast infections will cause severe itching and may even lead to cuts/abrasions. On the other hand you could be dealing with an allergic reaction or even a herpes outbreak. The best thing would be to see your doctor for an evaluation and appropriate treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby was held by someone who had smoked marijuana (unknowingly to me) and a short time later my baby had a rash on her face. Allergic reaction?

My baby was held by someone who had smoked marijuana (unknowingly to me) and a short time later my baby had a rash on her face.  Allergic reaction?

Perhaps; not to mar.: It is not unusual for babies to have rashes that come ; go ; some are caused by allergies, but it is impossible for her to have a reaction to marijuana by someone who had smoked it holding her. If she was allergic to peanuts she would not react to being held by someone who had eaten peanuts- she would need to be exposed directly. The same concept applies here.
Also, allergy to marijuana is rare. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

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