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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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My daughter (4yrs old) has bad breath, brushes everyday 2-3times and flosses, no cavities. Why and what can be done? Could it be from allergies?

My daughter (4yrs old) has bad breath, brushes everyday 2-3times and flosses, no cavities. Why and what can be done? Could it be from allergies?

Tonsils: Yes. Her bad breath may be caused by allergies that produce post-nasal drip. She may also have enlarged tonsils that trap bacteria in our mouths or food particles. I would visit your pediatrician and question whether a consultation with an ENT would be a good idea. I think that it would! ...Read more

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Tongue is white but I can brush some off and it comes right back. Looks like its more from my sputum? I have been taking allergy pills daily lately.

Tongue is white but I can brush some off and it comes right back. Looks like its more from my sputum? I have been taking allergy pills daily lately.

White tongue: Could be due thrush or yeast, a common disorder.
Ask your provider to check for yeast eg, Candida.
There are very effective treatments such as Nystatin or Mycelex (clotrimazole). However, there has to be an accurate diagnosis. Get well. ...Read more

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If I have problems with allergies, do the eyes and lips products need to be hypoallergenic too? Do the makeup brushes need to be hypoallergenic?

If I have problems with allergies, do the eyes and lips products need to be hypoallergenic too? Do the makeup brushes need to be hypoallergenic?

Depending on: What you are allergic to. If you are allergic to some of the chemicals found in makeup products - then would try to look for hypoallergenic product lines. So yes - go hypoallergenic as much as possible. ...Read more

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How serious can nut and salmon allergies be? If I have these foods and then brush my teeth, is it possible for me to kiss a guy with these allergies?

How serious can nut and salmon allergies be? If I have these foods and then brush my teeth, is it possible for me to kiss a guy with these allergies?

Food allergies: Some people are extremely sensitive and even being in the same room with these foods can trigger allergic reactions. Talk to, the guy and ask how sensitive he is. But for the most part it would be safe to refrain from eating these food when you are with him. ...Read more

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Whenever I wake up my mouth/breath smells very bad even after brushing. When I get early in morning I get allergy type condition I get cough nd cold?

Whenever I wake up my mouth/breath smells very bad even after brushing. When I get early in morning I get allergy type condition I get cough nd cold?

Many reasons but: Mouth-breathing due to nasal obstruction from allergies may be one of the answers. Get your nose opened up and you may find improvement in your breath. Other factors: Poor dental hygiene (gingivitis), odorous foods (curry?), acidic stomach etc can also cause bad breath. You may also try using mouthwash before bedtime. ...Read more

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How can I prevent nose and eye allergies if there is a brush fire burning nearby?

How can I prevent nose and eye allergies if there is a brush fire burning nearby?

Leave area: To protect your nose and lungs you need to buy a type of mask called a respirator. You can get this special kind of mask that looks like a bug at a place that is like Lowes or Home Depot. A regular mask will not protect. You should get the kind of goggles that people use when they are working around chemical fumes also available at places already mentioned. The only safe thing to do is leave the area particularly if you have problems with your long or with your heart. ...Read more

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Can my nickel/silver allergy be the cause of my gums swelling around my braces, despite how often I brush my teeth/floss?

Can my nickel/silver allergy be the cause of my gums swelling around my braces, despite how often I brush my teeth/floss?

SS Band allergy?: It's more likely physical irritation and plaque accumulation although some individual may have a soft tissue reaction to foreign materials such as stainless steel bands. This should be discussed with your Orthodontist who can determine what's going on in your particular case and make suggestions and\or modifications if necessary. ...Read more

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I have burning/itching in both inner corners of eyes under eye also feels like brush burn. Nothing visable. Have been using prescription allergy/steroid drop?

I have burning/itching in both inner corners of eyes under eye also feels like brush burn. Nothing visable. Have been using prescription allergy/steroid drop?

Exam needed: An eye exam is needed to determine the nature of the problem. It's usually unwise to use any steroid containing eye drops unless prescribed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My baby has a latex allergy to the bottle nipples, what to do?

My baby has a latex allergy to the bottle nipples, what to do?

See an allergist: You should bring your child to see a local allergist to confirm the diagnosis or just need to get a non-latex bottle nipples. Dermatitis around the mouth and face can be misinterpreted as bottle nipple allergy. ...Read more

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What should I feed a toddler with milk allergies that is very picky and just wants his bottle of soy formula?

What should I feed a toddler with milk allergies that is very picky and just wants his bottle of soy formula?

Finger foods: Offer small servings of finger foods- crackers, pieces of fruit or veggies, pieces of meat, rice/noodles/potatoes- that your child can pick up and feed himself. Stop the bottle- if your child is over 1 year old, it can damage the teeth. Give milk in a cup at meal times and water at other times. Many kids are picky at this age- don't make it a battle- just offer healthy choices. ...Read more

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I'm taking montelukas for allergies but it only helps somewhat at night since that's when I take it according to the prescription bottle.?

I'm taking montelukas for allergies but it only helps somewhat at night since that's when I take it according to the prescription bottle.?

It sounds like your: Allergy management may require more management that montelukast alone, particularly if you are only getting temporary symptom relief. Why not review this with your doctor to make sure allergy regimen is optimized for symptom relief and management. ...Read more

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I just drank a bottle of sake but my allergies are killing me and I can't sleep. Would it be safe take to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

I just drank a bottle of sake but my allergies are killing me and I can't sleep. Would it be safe take to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Alcohol and sleep: Alcohol depresses the central nervous system (CNS). I would not recommend taking any other CNS depressant on top of alcohol. I would not advise taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) after drinking a bottle of sake. ...Read more

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Is there any chances of allergy or reaction with nipples of bottles cause respiratory infection to babies?

Is there any chances of allergy or reaction with nipples of bottles cause respiratory infection to babies?

No: I don't know of any situation where an allergy or reaction to nipples of bottles causing respiratory infection in babies. However, if the baby is having silent aspiration, which can only be diagnosed with a modified barium swallow, then pneumonia can result from this. If your child is getting frequent resp. Infections, I would suggest having a modified barium swallow done. ...Read more

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6 mo old son has bad allergies, his doctor said to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but on the bottle it literally says "do not use in children under 2" idk who to trust?

6 mo old son has bad allergies, his doctor said to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but on the bottle it literally says "do not use in children under 2" idk who to trust?

Trust doctor: The manufacturer buts the warning on so parents do not use it unless directed by a doctor who will adjust the dosage for the age and size of the child. ...Read more

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Told to take b1 B6 and B12 by doctor. After 1 dose, 8 hours later got rash. I have Peanut/tree nut allergy. Safe to take if not on ingredient bottle?

Told to take b1 B6 and B12 by doctor. After 1 dose, 8 hours later got rash. I have Peanut/tree nut allergy. Safe to take if not on ingredient bottle?

B1: Flushing is a common side effect from vitamin B1- also known as thiamine. The effect tends to decrease with time. However, if B1 is absolutely needed, you may try a lower dose first then gradually work the dose up. ...Read more

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3 month old spits up after every bottle! Gaining weight and doesn't cry after spit up! Generally, a happy baby! Reflex? Switch formula? Allergy?

3 month old spits up after every bottle! Gaining weight and doesn't cry after spit up! Generally, a happy baby! Reflex? Switch formula? Allergy?

Thicken Feeds: You can try thickening the feeding with one teasoon of rice cereal per ounce of formula, feed the baby just a smaller feeding and more often, elevate the head of the bed, and keep him upright between feedings as much as possible. If he is gaining weight, happy and not having painful feedings, I'd try these simple measures. Be sure and make your four month appt with his pediatrician! ...Read more

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I'm 18. Left eye swollen over period of a week. Hurts to blink No known bites, no allergies. No makeup used other then mascara *new bottle. What now?

I'm 18. Left eye swollen over period of a week. Hurts to blink No known bites, no allergies. No makeup used other then mascara *new bottle. What now?

Allergic reaction: Most likely you have a senstivity to the new mascara. Stop using that tube and avoid all eye makeup until your eye is better. If your eye itself is painful or your vision is blurry, see MD ASAP. If it is just your lid that is swollen and painful, you can try cool compresses 2-3x/day and take an oral antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine, for a few days. Always use hypo-allergenic eye makeup. ...Read more

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Is it okay to brush my teeth with baking soda and peroxide (brown bottle)?

Is it okay to brush my teeth with baking soda and peroxide (brown bottle)?

No: It's a matter of regulation. Best to use baking soda in recipes, peroxide to clean traumatic lesions. Use products specifically tested for intro-oral use (look for the ada seal of approval on the package. Baking soda can be too abrasive. Peroxide can be too strong. ...Read more

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My son of 3 years old, has bottle tooth decay. Is there any risk of other infections spreading because of it? What else should we do except of brushing

My son of 3 years old, has bottle tooth decay. Is there any risk of other infections spreading because of it? What else should we do except of brushing

Discuss with Pedo...: Yes, teeth with decay can become infected and spread to any other part of the body. This would be very serious and needs to be avoided at all costs. The teeth should be repaired if possible, or extracted if necessary. Have a discussion with a pedodontist what would be best the best treatment for all teeth and how to prevent further dental problems in general. ...Read more

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I just cleaned my floor withbleach straight from the bottle and scrubed floor with a hand brush, never thinkin bout being pregnant, wil it harm baby?

I just cleaned my floor withbleach straight from the bottle and scrubed floor with a hand brush, never thinkin bout being pregnant, wil it harm baby?

No: Short answer is no; you would really have to ingest bleach to cause health issues for yourself that could secondarily harm you baby; ...Read more

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Wakeup nasues and with bad taste in mouth when I rinse n spit in a bottle its white phlemg like and stinks horribly what cud b brush b4 bed don't help?

Wakeup nasues and with bad taste in mouth when I rinse n spit in a bottle its white phlemg like and stinks horribly what cud b brush b4 bed don't help?

See below: If you have seen your dentist and was told tgat there are no dental problems, one condition I can think of that can cause halitosis is chronic post nasal drips produced by chronic inflammation. Also if you have pockets in tonsils causing accumulation of food particles can do this too. See an ENT specialist to rule out both condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sometimes I smell my son`s mouth having a bad odor. He`s 3yr old but I did brushed his teeth evry other night and he`s drnking milk tru bottle. Thanks?

Sometimes I smell my son`s mouth having a bad odor. He`s 3yr old but I did brushed his teeth evry other night and he`s drnking milk tru bottle. Thanks?

Bacteria: Your child's bacterial makeup may be more heavily weighted toward the smelly bacteria. If no cavities are present then it will be good to limit sugary intake but also to be brushing their tongue and mouth more often. Often these odor causing ones aren't necessarily cavity causing varieties. I suggest as the previous doctor did a visit to the dentist. Best to you! ...Read more

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3yr old son's lower teeth is yellowish frm bottom, in & out. Brushes twice, washes aftr almost every meal. No bottle to bed. No-fluoride paste & water. Hlp.

3yr old son's lower teeth is yellowish frm bottom, in & out. Brushes twice, washes aftr almost every meal. No bottle to bed. No-fluoride paste & water. Hlp.

See a pedodontist: Pediatric dentists are specially trained to handle problems particular to children. Not only they have extra years of training but their offices have an atmosphere conducive to children. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I had 4 months of neck pain no one could find anythinng it went away three monts later got pain in both my hands it hirt so bad I could not brush teeth. Or open bottles what is going on?

I had 4 months of neck pain no one could find anythinng it went away three monts later got pain in both my hands it hirt so bad I could not brush teeth. Or open bottles what is going on?

Medical physical: You should set up a medical physical with a doctor in the area. Let him know all your symptoms and past medical history. On a side note...Never use your teeth to open bottles as you will cause trauma to the teeth and joints. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for allergies?

How do I get tested for allergies?

Talk with your doc: There are 2 different ways to test for allergies: blood tests and skin tests. Talk with your doc about which one is best for you. ...Read more

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Can I grow out of my cat allergies?

Can I grow out of my cat allergies?

Allergies dynamic: Many children's allergies, foods more than inhalants, can greatly lessen or disappear (outgrow) over time, however cat (feline) sensitivity is one if the least likely of the inhalants to be list. The only treatment that may result in loosing one's cat allergy symptoms is immunotherapy (allergy shots) since they can lessen or resolve sensitivity rather than just treat symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for allergies?

Two main ways: Allergy testing can be done either through skin testing checking for sensitivities, or by doing a blood test checking for antibodies. There can be advantages and disadvantages to both. Best to discuss this with your doctor for your specific situation. ...Read more

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During the winter can I get allergy?

During the winter can I get allergy?

Yes: During the winter, the most common allergies are indoor allergies. These include dust mite, animal dander, indoor mold, and cockroach. In addition, some people develop allergies at their indoor workplace. ...Read more

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How log does an allergy attack last?

How log does an allergy attack last?

Depends: Most allergies untreated and environmental will give sneezing and rhinitis lasting a few hours to a couple of days. A severe allergy reaction, anaphylaxis, is a rapid severe response of swelling, difficulty breathing, elevated heart rate and is a medical emergency. This develops over about 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Yes: Allergies can cause chronic coughing, but a doctor will evaluate to look for other causes. Asthma (some people cough but don't wheeze), gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), allergic rhinitis (allergies in nose), non-allergic rhinitis (runny nose with negative allergy tests), TB (tuberculosis infection), throat cancer, lung cancer, sinusitis, drug side effects, etc... Can all cause chronic cough. ...Read more

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What can I do about my cat allergies?

What can I do about my cat allergies?

Avoid, Treat, Shots: 1) avoid cats
2) treat the symptoms of the allergy with antihistamines
3) an allergist can test you for various allergies and formulate allergy shots (immunotherapy) that will slowly build up your immune system's responce to those allergens (tolerance) over time (years). Cat allergy responds well to this therapy, when given by a properly trained allergist that follows the acaai/aaaai guidelines. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for an allergy?

How do you get tested for an allergy?

See an allergist: An allergist can perform a skin test for common environmental and/or food allergens. There is also a blood test that can be done. But most allergists will start with the skin test. ...Read more

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Do allergies permanently cure with time?

Do allergies permanently cure with time?

Not likely: If you're allergic to anything at 17 year of age, it is unlikely that you are going to grow out of it. You may need an evaluation of your allergies and reduce exposure to known allergens. ...Read more