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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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How can you tell if my eczema is from a food allergy?

How can you tell if my eczema is from a food allergy?

Timing and testing: About 33% of people with moderate to severe eczema have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food or dust mite. Sometimes the pattern of eating the food followed by flaring of the eczema will help, but the best test is to eliminate the food and monitor to see if the eczema improves. To determine which foods to eliminate, allergy blood or skin tests can be helpful, but not perfect. ...Read more

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How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

Testing: The two best ways are either to see an allergist for testing or to completely remove that food from your diet, treat the eczema and if it doesn't return that food could be the culprit. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to formula?

How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to formula?

Diarrhea, rash: Food allergy including to formula often presents with diarrhea, vomiting or skin rash (eczema). However other allergic reactions like runny/stuffy nose, recurrent or chronic ear infections, and sometimes even cough or wheeze can occur with a food allergy. ...Read more

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How can I know if my toddler has a food allergy or IBS?

How can I know if my toddler has a food allergy or IBS?

Geet evaluated: Your pediatrician can obtain and deailed history and do laboratory teting which shiul help identify any GI problems. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son is 2 years and has a nut allergy. Can this allergy be cured by immunotherapy?

What can I do if my son is 2 years and has a nut allergy. Can this allergy be cured by immunotherapy?

See below: The jury is out on this one. My daughter has a peanut allergy. There are programs in my state to desensitize her with minute doses of peanut dust, but the studies are not yet definitive. I would suggest caution, carry an epi-pen and educate your child on foods to avoid. If you can get the school on board this will make your life easier. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a really severe peanut allergy and was wondering if there's anyway to be ridge of this allergy?

I have a really severe peanut allergy and was wondering if there's anyway to be ridge of this allergy?

It's still research: Exciting progress is being made in research centers. Closest to you prob. Duke or L. Rock; I send my pts to Hopkins. A few private pratices do treat patients outside of research protocols for cash (not covered by insur); some are very respectable doctors, and do report success. However, these methods can and do risk anaphylaxis; and initial attempts triggered fatalities. Patient beware. IMHO. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my symptoms are an allergy to ascorbic acid?

How can I tell if my symptoms are an allergy to ascorbic acid?

NOT: I doubt you are allergic to Vitamin C= ascorbic acid, since we need it to live. You may be allergic to an ingredient in a pill that contains vitamin C or a supplement with added ingredients. Check all ingredients. ...Read more

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I have a heat rash on my right hand and was wondering if antihistamines would help or if not what is the best way to treat it?

I have a heat rash on my right hand and was wondering if antihistamines would help or if not what is the best way to treat it?

Unknown rash on hand: Not sure what you mean by a heat rash. Other than hives and urticaria i don't know of a rash that will benefit much from antihistamines. You may need to get someone to take a look and make a diagnosis to choose an effective therapy. Make an appointment with a physician if it is chronic or recurrent. If it is mild consider a topical Hydrocortisone cream otc. ...Read more

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What is a quick way to stop diarrhea? I wanted to see if i could help my dad from it. If there is a type of medicine, i recommend to use it.

What is a quick way to stop diarrhea? I wanted to see if i could help my dad from it. If there is a type of medicine,  i recommend to use it.

Peptobismol: You can buy peptobismol. Take care to find out what caused diarrhea. Sometimes you should let the diarrhea run its own course. Just taking small sips of water to stay hydrated. And lots of rest. Imodium (loperamide) is stronger and only a single dose should be taken. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I do if my breathing treatment for asthma caused me to get a bloody nose is this normal?

What can I do if my breathing treatment for asthma caused me to get a bloody nose is this normal?

Not common: Some people taking albuterol may experience side effects such as a sore or dry throat, this dryness may lead to nose bleed. ...Read more

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I'm having a reflux problem and I'm taking esomoperazol in the morning I want to know what is it caused by and how can I heal it and what can I eat?

I'm having a reflux problem and I'm taking esomoperazol in the morning I want to know what is it caused by and how can I heal it and what can I eat?

GERD: has many causes and occurs for different reasons in different patients. Obesity or decreased muscle tone in the GI tract may contribute. Many foods may cause heartburn including mint, alcohol, chocolates, spices and garlic. Try cutting some of these foods out of your diet and assess your body`s response. Esomeprazole is usually a good medicine but alternatives such as ranitidine may help. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to prelone (prednisolone) syrup or if his hives from before are just getting worse?

How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to prelone (prednisolone) syrup or if his hives from before are just getting worse?

Hives just worse: Prelone (prednisolone) is a med that mimics the stress hormone your body makes to stabilize membranes & stop allergic reactions. It is often give as an oral med to patients who would not like the alternative.A deep intramuscular injection would start working faster to slow the reaction.The oral takes some time to kick in so its common for a reaction to get a bit worse before improving. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide or is this a normal side effect?

How to tell if I am having an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide or is this a normal side effect?

Depends: Bp's function is to kill bacteria, dry & exfoliate the skin--so some irritation & reddness can be expected--it comes in 2 concentrations over the counter: 5% & 10% (5 harder to find, can "thin" w/skin lotion). If that solves it--then not allergy. If really itchy / any hives, reddness spreads beyond just where applied--could be allergic. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to honey is there a way to get rid of the allergy or should I just eat it and let my body get used to it. I get lbp when I eat it. ?

I'm allergic to honey is there a way to get rid of the allergy or should I just eat it and let my body get used to it. I get lbp when I eat it. ?

C an allergist: 25 years an allergist, nvr seen honey allergy. Allergy to an allergist means a specific immune reaction. Does lbp mean "low blood pressure"? Certainly anaphylaxis is associated with low blood pressure, but I would think you'd volunteer more details. If, in fact, you truly have honey allergy, don't eat except under controlled conditions in a medical setting prepared for the worst. See an allergist. ...Read more

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What is a severe stinging insect allergy? What is the best ways to manage and maintain your lifestyle if you suffer from a severe allergy?

What is a severe stinging insect allergy?

 

 

 

What is the best ways to manage and maintain your lifestyle if you suffer from a severe allergy?

This answer is easy!: Insect anaphylaxis (severe systemic allergic reaction) is very effectively treated with appropriate hymenoptera venom immunotherapy (stinging insect allergy shots). They have been standard of care since 1978 and are extremely effective in preventing reactions. There are no other effective preventative treatments and there have been fatalities despite the use of epinephrine. See a boarded allergist. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a food intolerance, how much of it will cause me symptoms ?

What happens if I have a food intolerance, how much of it will cause me symptoms ?

DEPENDS: eVERY ONE IS DIFFERENT. The symptoms of a food sensitivity include abdominal pain and gas. There usually is no rash. Try to determine how severe the symptoms are and if the benefit of having the food outweighs the symptoms you are having. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can take by mouth to help with the situation of psoriasis i am dealing with this problem too much and i wonder if this is an immunological problem and how can i help my immune system to keep the psoriasis away and also if this has t

Is there anything you can take by mouth to help with the situation of  psoriasis i am dealing with this problem too much and i wonder if this is an immunological problem and how can i help my immune system to keep the psoriasis away and also if this has t

Otezla is oral: Otezla is a new oral medication for psoriasis. The main side effects in 10% of the cases include diarrhea and nausea. This can be bypassed if you start the medication slowly. First do 10mg per day, then 20 mg per day, then 30 mg per day off of one sample pack. The next sample pack you can do 30mg twice a day. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat w/out having celiac disease? If so, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?

Is it possible to have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat w/out having celiac disease? If so, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?

Easy to get confused: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease--diagnosed by small bowel biopsy or serology) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), gluten intolerants do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. About 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...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