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Benzoic Acid Allergy
Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?
Unknown, but...: Drinking soda is ok in older children and in adults, if there is an event such as a birthday party where all the people are drinking some soda. Other than that, no human needs Sprite, Coke, Pepsi,... Soda has no benefits for healthy people. Haven't heard of sodas damaging unborn babies (assuming that's what this question refers to) from the trace ingredients in it, but excess sugar is bad stuff. ...Read more
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
Allergy symptoms: Allergy symptoms are varied and may include hives, itchy, swelling, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, throat swelling, shortness of breath, stomach pain, vomiting or diarrhea. When people are allergic to a food most reactions occur soon after ingestion. It is doubtful that someone is allergic to ascorbic acid although it is possible to react to citrus fruits. ...Read more
Hyaluronic acid: Is a key component of synovial or joint fluid and other tissues in the body, nerves, skin etc, but we know of it from injections into joints that supposedly are to improve osteoarthritis. There are some studies that support this but there are also several meta analysis ( where they look at all the papers that fit criteria ) that question if it helps. Individual patients however state it may help ...Read more
Refer to the orthopo: Pls keep taking your meds, and refer asap to your orthopod, he/she might want to consult an allergist or evaluate your symptoms accordingly, which might be due to the materials used orsomething else causing the symptoms. ...Read more
What to do if I have acid reflux and have other food allergies what should I buy that is healthy?
Citrus fruits make me phlemgy and coughy. Do I have a citrus allergy and would it apply to other foods and lotions with citric acid?
Yes and no: If all citrus cause symptoms then you are allergic to an allergen shared by all. On the other hand, some people are only allergic to one and not to another and others just the allergen in the peel and not the "meat". Citric acid is a chemical and not an allergen but may sting the skin a little and thus would not bother you when present in a skin lotion. ...Read more
GERD: Acid reflux causes central sternal burning, bloating, excessive burping and pain. It can be positional and worse at nighttime. Milk allergy is different from lactose intolerance. Milk allergy can cause rapid GI upset but might also have skin rashes, eczema flares, respiratory issues, etc.. Lactose intolerance symptoms are strictly limited to GI upset. ...Read more