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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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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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Have BAD allergies. Steroid sprays give me nosebleeds. (I spray outwards). Refuse allergy shots. Is it worth seeing an allergist? Options?

Have BAD allergies. Steroid sprays give me nosebleeds. (I spray outwards). Refuse allergy shots. Is it worth seeing an allergist? Options?

Yes!: Unless you already know everything that you are allergic to, it would be good to see an allergist to determine what you are allergic to, and therefore try to avoid it, and there are also some new oral antihistamines on the market that may help! Have you tried Astelin nasal spray? It is an antihistamine spray, so it might not cause nosebleeds if you use it. Requires a Rx tho'. ...Read more

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Effective relief for non-allergy rhinitis?

Effective relief for non-allergy rhinitis?

Nasal antihistamine: There are meds specifically for this. Nasal antihistamines are available and work. Afrin works but its use must be limited to 3 days. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause asthmatic symptoms? Will allergy shots help?

Can seasonal allergies cause asthmatic symptoms? Will allergy shots help?

Yes to both: Pollens and outdoor molds can cause both nasal symptoms and asthma. Immunotherapy or allergy shots have been demonstrated to help both conditions. Controlling nasal symptoms can help with the asthma. ...Read more

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Can you get allergy desensitization shots for food allergies?

Can you get allergy desensitization shots for food allergies?

No.: Dr. Carter is correct. Food desensitization protocols remain experimental at this time. When and if they become the standard of care, however, they are oral programs involving swallowing or holding in the mouth initially very small and progressively larger amounts of food. Injecting food under the skin is very dangerous and has been abandoned as a method for treating food allergies. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best allergy med for young child with mold allergy?

See below: There is no specific allergy medicine against mold. In case child's allergy symptoms are not well controlled by prescribed allergy medicine along with environmental control, allergy shots against mold allergy should be considered. ...Read more

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Can a child outgrow a food allergy?

Can a child outgrow a food allergy?

Yes: Yes they can out grow allergies. However, you should be very careful about any allergy they have had a significant reaction too such as shortness of breat or anaphylaxis. Additionally peanut allergies tend not to be one that children grow out of. ...Read more

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Can my baby 4 month old take allergy medication as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin?

Not likely: At 4 months you should not be giving your child allergy meds. Take him to the pediatrician and see what is going on. ...Read more

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Can I use an allergy medicine ( quality plus allergy relief) for an inflamed nose?

Can I use an allergy medicine ( quality plus allergy relief) for an inflamed nose?

You can try: That's the role of OTC medications. You can try it. If your symptoms persist, it's time to seek medical care by visiting a local physician. ...Read more

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4 years old child gets hives rashes after fever took 4 months treatment which includes anti allergy medications (montilukast, ketotifen, avil) ?

4 years old child gets hives rashes after fever  took 4 months treatment which includes anti allergy medications (montilukast, ketotifen, avil) ?

Common: It is very common for children to get hives with viral infections. Most important is making child comfortable with antihistamines like Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Zyrtec or Allegra. If hives lasting longer than 6 weeks, this is considered chronic hives and usually a specific cause is not found. Please see allergist if hives persists despite child not having a viral infection and longer than 6 weeks ...Read more

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Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

It could: It depends what your child is allergic to. I would not try anything even if it is otc without talking it over with your allergist or physician. ...Read more

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Will allergy medicine, like zyrtec, (cetirizine) relive cold symptoms?

Will allergy medicine, like zyrtec, (cetirizine) relive cold symptoms?

Cold symptoms: Are you sure it is a cold not allergies? Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not alleviate cold symptoms. A decongestant containing medication will help. ...Read more

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Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Depends: The term "allergy rash" is non-specific. If it is poisen ivy or ecxema, a rash characterized by dry, scaly patches where itchiness is a major symptom then antihistamines such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. Zyrtec, in my experience, is actually better for itchiness. In more severe cases, topical or oral corticosteroids may have to be used. ...Read more

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Immunotherapy for 18 months, IgE 850 but no improvement in perennial allergic rhinitis.Help me.

Immunotherapy for 18 months, IgE 850 but no improvement in perennial allergic rhinitis.Help me.

See below: Immunotherapy is a way to treat one's allergies. It is effective in 80% of patients which means in 20% of patients will not respond to immunotherapy. In some cases the dose that one starts at on it may need to be adjusted as tolerated by the patient. ...Read more

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Does loratidine help with allergic rhinitis ?

Does loratidine help with allergic rhinitis ?

Yes : Should help. Please follow all the directions on the label of the mediation you use and please update your medic rom profile. ...Read more

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Will immunotherapy help allergic shiners?

Will immunotherapy help allergic shiners?

It can: Allergic shiners often improve with allergy treatment but not always. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pollen allergy relief for baby?

What do you recommend for pollen allergy relief for baby?

Rarely real allergy: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change ac filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help.Nasal saline as a wash is helpful. ...Read more

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