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Dr. John Chiu
2,586 doctors shared insights

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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Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

?: Dianabol is an anabolic steroid and a controlled substance in the us and western europe and is banned in the us. It can cause liver damage with long term use. I can't recommend it at all! for its association with asthma, allergies and eczema - ? ...Read more

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Are there any links between connective tissue diseases, aggressive osteoarthritis, food allergies, asthma or allergies? Which could be related?

Are there any links between connective tissue diseases, aggressive osteoarthritis, food allergies, asthma or allergies? Which could be related?

No: But all except osteoarthritis are linked to immune dysregulation. If by connective tissue disease you meant autoimmune diseases, the basic immune abnormalities are 180 degree opposite between allergy and autoimmunity although both may co-exist. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of being born with food allergies, asthma, and later on juvenile type 1 diabetes?

What is the likelihood of being born with food allergies, asthma, and later on juvenile type 1 diabetes?

Not likely : Those problems are not commonly associated with diabetes.....If you are concerned about diabetes read specifically about factors related to it....Not allergies. ...Read more

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At times, have shallow breathing w/numbness/tingling all over and mental confusion;sometimes w/chest pain..No anxiety/food allergy/asthma. Any ideas?

At times, have shallow breathing w/numbness/tingling all over and mental confusion;sometimes w/chest pain..No anxiety/food allergy/asthma.  Any ideas?

Could be anxiety: These symptoms could easily be explained by limited symptom panic attacks, but you need a full evaluation with your physician to rule out other possible causes. Could also be from various types of substance use (you additionally list "type a medication" in your info, but i don't know what that is.) with the "irrational rage" and memory loss, would also recommend evaluation with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Allergy asthma fighting foods I have a tons of allergies. I also have asthma. What types of food fight allergies and asthma?

Allergy asthma fighting foods I have a tons of allergies.  I also have asthma.  What types of food fight allergies and asthma?

Healthy diet: No specific foods fight asthma and allergies. Focus on eating a well balanced with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Some people with pollen allergy may experience itchy mouth or throat when eating raw fruits or vegetables. Usually the foods are tolerated if peeled or cooked. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between asthma, food allergies and hypochlorhydria? Older studies published in BMJ and Nature seem to suggest so?

Is there a correlation between asthma, food allergies and hypochlorhydria? Older studies published in BMJ and Nature seem to suggest so?

Possible: There is study suggesting that acid suppression may increase the risk to develop allergy to certain foods. However food allergy is rarely linked to asthma except perhaps in the first year of life. ...Read more

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I am also suffering form asthma and nasal polyp and also food allergy?

I am also suffering form asthma and nasal polyp and also food allergy?

Clarify & re-ask.: It looks like this is an after thought. Where's the actual question? ...Read more

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How can I find a better trained/more up-to-date allergist? I have asthma. Should I look into a pulmonologist? Could a pulmo. manage food allergies?

How can I find a better trained/more up-to-date allergist? I have asthma. Should I look into a pulmonologist? Could a pulmo. manage food allergies?

Check aaaai.org: You need to find another allergist if you don't feel comfortable with your current one. I doubt that most pulmonologists have had any training or interest in food allergy. Look in the aaaai.org website to find another allergist and cross- reference your findings with those online rating sites. You are frustrated but need to keep trying since there are many well-trained allergists around. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

Asthma symptoms: If asthma is not controlled and you continue to have difficulty breathing, it is a yes. Not able to breath well can cause anxiety, heart race or panic attack, and headache. Most of the time asthma is related to environmental allergies in the us. Having one allergic disease give to a risk of getting another one including food allergy. Chocolate, tea, coffee contain caffeine ; can cause headache. ...Read more

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With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

Dust mite barrier: Covering your mattress with an impermeable dust mite barrier and washing sheets in hot water weekly as well as removing extra pillows and thick comforters are the most important steps to avoid dust mite allergy reactions. ...Read more

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Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read more

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Swelling and hives in throat and where lips meet gums for 2 days. Never had food allergy, but I have bad allergies and asthma. How do I treat this?

Swelling and hives in throat and where lips meet gums for 2 days. Never had food allergy, but I have bad allergies and asthma. How do I treat this?

Mgt/workup: These symptoms require further evaluation and treatment. If you are experiencing any problems breathing or swallowing, please go to your nearest Emergency Department. It may be a local or more systemic reaction. Asthmatics are at risk for more severe reactions. Virtual follow up appt available to review treatment options. ...Read more

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20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

Lots of allergies : There are many complaints and symptoms - many of which may be related to your allergies. Go see an allergist and work through your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have asthma and what test should I be doing to know what triggers me, is it dust , flowers or maybe I have allergy to some food.

I have asthma and what test should I be doing to know what triggers me, is it dust , flowers or maybe I have allergy to some food.

Allergist: If you really want to know about your allergic triggers, skin testing with an allergist would help. S/he may have other ideas also. ...Read more

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I have no history of asthma or allergies to foods. Can i all of a sudden become allergic?

I have no history of asthma or allergies to foods. Can i all of a sudden become allergic?

Yes: Food allergy often develops to previously tolerated foods. Allergies to raw fruits and vegetables are usually associated with oral allergy syndrome and present with your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am terrified to introduce peanut butter to my 5 year old's diet. He has no food other allergies but he does have asthma and very sensitive skin. Is there any safe, suggested method for introducing foods? Can we get allergy tests first?

I am terrified to introduce peanut butter to my 5 year old's diet.   He has no food other allergies but he does have asthma and very sensitive skin.   Is there any safe, suggested method for introducing foods?  Can we get allergy tests first?

Yes: This issue is still being researched. If a child has other allergic conditions like asthma or eczema or if he has siblings with food allergy it is recommended in infants they be tested for peanut allergy and then peanut introduced at young age with thought that this will prevent allergy in future. However in a 5 year old there are no good recommendations for intro. See allergist for test and intro ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more