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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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Possible reasons why they stop selling contac?

Possible reasons why they stop selling contac?

Contac Capsules: It was my understanding that OTC Contac capsules were taken off the market because they contained potentially dangerous doses of belladonna alkaloids such as atropine and homatropine. These compounds were intended to dry up secretions which they did very well. However, belladonna alkaloids are potentially dangerous, especially as an OTC medications. ...Read more

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4hiv from blood contact, do large amount of blood need to come in contac with large deep cut not superficial cut or am I wrong?

4hiv from blood contact, do large amount of blood need to come in contac with large deep cut not superficial cut or am I wrong?

HIV is hard to get: This is not a scenario that describes how HIV is contracted. Of course blood or semen can cause infection in they are directly introduced into the body's cavities.

Contact through a cut in the skin just is not part of the story in those with HIV in the world. If it was health care workers, prison workers, spouses and other care givers at home would be infected and they are not. ...Read more

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If some1 whohas a high temperature, virus. Touched the money I have to take now, can I get a temperature or get virus? By contac with money? Asap

If some1 whohas a high temperature, virus. Touched the money I have to take now, can I get a temperature or get virus? By contac with money? Asap

Possible: Many viruses can be spread by droplets. Droplets can be transmitted on surfaces. They generally do not live for long outside the human host, but some are better than others.

The scenario would be this: someone sneezes on their hand - or has stool on their hand, they touch the money, hand it to you, you touch the money then touch a mucous membrane. ...Read more

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My son is 13. he has a bush down below, very little pit hair, and only a 1.5 inch penis soft and a 3 inch when erect. Is his normal or should I contac?

My son is 13. he has a bush down below, very little pit hair, and only a 1.5 inch penis soft and a 3 inch when erect. Is his normal or should I contac?

Penis size: Your son by description is in mid puberty. We use something called Tanner stages to assess phase of puberty. Tanner stages look at body hair in armpits and genital area. Also look at size of testicles. Your son's penis is normal in size for mid puberty. Would be helpful to have him seen by his pediatrician for confirmation and reassurance. ...Read more

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I took DayQuil at 7am. Then contac cold an flu at 3:40pm. It's now 11:47pm can I take NyQuil so I can go to sleep. The cold I have is horrible.

I took DayQuil at 7am. Then contac cold an flu at 3:40pm. It's now 11:47pm can I take NyQuil so I can go to sleep. The cold I have is horrible.

None of them!: OTC cough and cold meds have no proven benefit, they just have side effects and often make you feel worse, and your cold last longer! Stop, rest, fluids, blow your nose. Avoid fragrances and aerosols, If no better in a few days, see your doc. See http://www. Cochrane. Org/CD001831/ARI_over-the-counter-otc-medications-for-acute-cough-in-children-and-adults-in-community-settings ...Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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Teeth were longer before but dentist grinded them down, also because I had a small chip on front tooth. Now occasionally my front teeth come in contac?

Teeth were longer before but dentist grinded them down, also because I had a small chip on front tooth. Now occasionally my front teeth come in contac?

No worries: Once your tongue and muscles of facial expression get used to the adjusted length by information exchanged to the brain and back will you feel normal again. ...Read more

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I got mouth candidiasis. Is it possible that I got it? If I am "healthy"? . I had unprotected sex and only mouth to mouth contac?

I got mouth candidiasis. Is it possible that I got it? If I am "healthy"? . I had unprotected sex and only mouth to mouth contac?

Thrush: The fungi that causes candidasis exists everywhere. It can flare up under circumstances when your immune system is weak, or when you are under high stress. Make sure you continue to take the anti fungal medication as directed by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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My gf has a lump just outside the entrance of the vagina its the size of a grape it kinda hurts when there pressure on it never had sexs/sexual contac?

My gf has a lump just outside the entrance of the vagina its the size of a grape it kinda hurts when there pressure on it never had sexs/sexual contac?

Bartholins cyst: A swelling just at the vagina towards the lower part is often a bartholins gland cyst. It can be caused by sweaty rubbing such as sex or exercise. Common initial treatment is warm packs for 10 minutes 2-4 x daily or bath soaks. If the swelling persists or worsens, examination is helpful to determine cause and best treatment. Sometimes incision and drainage is needed. ...Read more

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I had corneal transplant 15 years ago, Doctors say eye looks good but never could be fitted with a contac lens to see so what can I do?

I had corneal transplant 15 years ago, Doctors say eye looks good but never could be fitted with a contac lens to see so what can I do?

Check vision: Can your vision be improved with an eyeglass measurement and the provision of eyeglasses. If it cannot, then contact lenses will not be of benefit. Fitting a contact on a corneal transplant eye can be a little tricky but that might be the problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my 8yr old ibuprofin while he took a dose of cvs children allergy medicine an hour ago?

Is it ok to give my 8yr old ibuprofin while he took a dose of cvs children allergy medicine an hour ago?

Yes: Just please give the medication according exactly to the dosing and weight guidelines on the package. The allergy medicine is an antihistamine. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic (fever reducer) medication. ...Read more

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Took 2tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies, but forgot that I had 3 glasses of 5% dessert wine 3 hours earlier. Should I worry?

Took 2tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies, but forgot that I had 3 glasses of 5% dessert wine 3 hours earlier. Should I worry?

Not necesarily: I wouldn't drive a car or operate tools or machinery for another 6-8 hours, but this exposure would just make someone groggy. The time needed to metabolize the alcohol suggests at least half was gone before the medicine was taken, and the overlap is not worrisome. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

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 are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more

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How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

Skin testing: The easiest way to determine whether or not a child is allergic to certain foods is skin testing. Blood testing might also be considered. The gold standard (best) test for food allergy is an oral food challenge (should be done under supervision of a qualified allergist). ...Read more

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Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more

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What are common signs of allergies towards animals in young children?

What are common signs of allergies towards animals in young children?

Nasal, eye, skin: Children will exhibit sneezing, itchy nose/eye, stuffy nose or cough with close exposures with pets. If licked by a cat or dog and allergy is present, a rash could develop at that site. The allergies could manifest as asthma with cough, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Typically a pattern will be seen, but if it is an indoor pet, the symptoms may be continuous. ...Read more

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Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Doesn't help much: H2 histamine blocking drugs are safe for children with allergies to take, but they are of limited value in treating allergies. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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Phenylpropanolamine|chlorpheniamine is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Contac 12 Hour (Definition)

Contac 12 hour is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more