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Doctor insights on: Birch Syrup

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How can I tell if an allergy to birch?

How can I tell if an allergy to birch?

Skin or blood test: If you have itchy eyes, runny/stuffy nose, sneezing spells etc in spring, you can get tested for birch pollen allergy. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an allergy to birch wood?

How can I tell if I have an allergy to birch wood?

Tree allergy not all: Generally allergy to trees are to their pollen not the wood. The exception is the great western cedar. Otherwise saw dust is an irritant not an allergen. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Birch allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Birch allergy?

Birch allergy: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case the allergy would be to deciduous hardwood trees in the Betula genus. ...Read more

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I am allergic to birch pollen, is there a certain farm or time of year whn count is low?

I am allergic to birch pollen, is there a certain farm or time of year whn count is low?

Highest in spring: Birch trees pollinate from early march to late may depending on the geographical location. Birch pollen counts are usually low rest of the year. ...Read more

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I'm on the birch control called implanon, am i suppose to get a period?

I'm on the birch control called implanon, am i suppose to get a period?

It Can Vary: Many women have lighter or irregular cycles, some don't have cycles at all. If you miss your period, this may be normal but do check a pregnancy test if you have any early symptoms of pregnancy (fatigue, nausea, breast tenderness, etc). It's perfectly normal not to have cycles on implanon. ...Read more

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Angioedema & 4+ to birch pollen. 4 cetirizine/day, tongue+face swell LOT in summer. On pred. for months + stay inside - anything else you recommend?

Angioedema & 4+ to birch pollen. 4 cetirizine/day, tongue+face swell LOT in summer. On pred. for months + stay inside - anything else you recommend?

Pollen allergy?: If the swelling occurs only during the summer and you have documented allergy to pollen during the season, you may consider starting allergy shots during the off season to modify your allergic response to that pollen. I must admit that I have yet seen a case of pollen allergy-> angioedema. In the meanwhile, consider getting a HEPA filter or A/C for your home or at least the bedroom. ...Read more

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Would pollen (birch) immunotherapy help resolve OAS? (Apple, hazelnut, peanuts ara h8, etc)

Would pollen (birch) immunotherapy help resolve OAS?  (Apple, hazelnut, peanuts ara h8, etc)

Maybe: Will birch immunotherapy help with oral allergy syndrome? I agree with Dr. Al Hegab that the benefits are not fully understood at this point in time and immunotherapy solely for the purpose of treating OAS is not recommended. However, if you also have allergic rhinitis and/or allergic asthma symptoms, immunotherapy could improve these symptoms, and maybe symptoms of OAS. ...Read more

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What is the maple syrup diet?

What is the maple syrup diet?

Yes, but...: The downside of the diet living on a maple syrup concoction for several days will probably leave you weak and with less muscle. The major problem with the diet and that it lacks protein, fiber, and nutrients for bruits and vegetables. He risk muscle loss, increased fatigue, overall malnutrition. ...Read more

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Is maltitol syrup unhealthy?

Is maltitol syrup unhealthy?

No: Maltitol is a disaccaride produced by hydrogenation of maltose. It is a low calorie sweetener. It causes less decay. It is more slowly absorbed than sucrose which make it more suitable in diabetic patents. ...Read more

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What is ipecac syrup used for?

What is ipecac syrup used for?

It's not: It was once a common medicine chest addition if you had a young kid. Studies eventually showed it was often used wrong, inducing vomiting when it actually made things worse.After a while it was just the OTC drug of choice of people who liked to barf and it was removed from the marketplace. ...Read more

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How can I get some ipecac syrup?

How can I get some ipecac syrup?

Why ?: Ipecac is a medication well known for its ability to cause vomiting.It was used for decades to help with toxic ingestion in kids, but fell into disfavor when evidenced based studies found it made no difference.Misuse by those with feeding disorders is common & its toxic potential has led many to call for its removal from public access. ...Read more

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What is the use of ipecac syrup?

What is the use of ipecac syrup?

It's not: It was once a common medicine chest addition if you had a young kid. Studies eventually showed it was often used wrong, inducing vomiting when it actually made things worse.After a while it was just the OTC drug of choice of people who liked to barf and it was removed from the marketplace. ...Read more

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How can the maple syrup diet work?

How can  the maple syrup diet work?

Low calories: This diet is potentially dangerous. It involves drinking nothing but sugared water for days on end. Of course you will lose weight, but that’s limiting calories. A tablespoon of natural tree syrup contains just 26 calories. That means if you have six drinks a day (each containing the recommended 2 tablespoons of syrup), your daily intake is 468 calories and thats how you lose weight. ...Read more

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Lorinase syrup Dosage for 34 mos at 19 kg?

Lorinase syrup Dosage for 34 mos at 19 kg?

Generally not used: Generally decongestants are not recommended in children younger than age 4-6 because of the potential for side effects. If your child is having allergic congestion you should check with your doctor about meds, but a tsp of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or 1 tsp of loratidine, the anti histamine in lorinase would be ok. But check with your doctor saline nose sprays can also aid in combating nasal congestion ...Read more

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What is montair lc kid syrup used to treat?

What is montair lc kid syrup used to treat?

Medication in India: "montair lc kid syrup" is a form of oral asthma preventative medication, sold in the us as singulair (montelukast). It is considered a second line medication, used if inhaled steroids and albuterol are not adequate. ...Read more

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For what purpose is Longifene DS syrup used?

For what purpose is Longifene DS syrup used?

Don't see it much: It is the trade name for Buclizine. It is an antihistaminic drug which has been tried in several medical conditions with limited success. These include motion sickness, allergic conditions, vomiting, migraine, etc. A drug company has recently dragged it out of the closet to promote it as an appetite stimulant for children. I am not a fan. ...Read more