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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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Is it safe to take docusate calcium daily?

Is it safe to take docusate calcium daily?

Not advised: Taking any laxative daily can become addicting, and then you will have major problems if you ever stop. Try not to use it more than 2-3 days in a row. ...Read more

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Stool softener= docusate sodium or docusate calcium?

Stool softener= docusate sodium or docusate calcium?

Either: Both work by causing small bowel to secrete fluid into gut. Increased fluid helps to sofeten hard stool; not a stimulant. ...Read more

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Is docusate sodium or docusate calcium a better stool softener?

Is docusate sodium or docusate calcium a better stool softener?

Depends: Since calcium tends to constipate, i'd tend to side with the sodium version. However, people with hypertension who are limiting their sodium intake should probably choose the calcium version. The docusate is the active component; so either version should work. Adding more fiber & fluids to your diet will help keep you regular, too. ...Read more

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Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A, C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A, C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more

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How should people with milk allergies get enough calcium in their diets?

Natural Alternatives: Non-dairy foods naturally high in calcium include tree-nuts, tahini paste, curly kale, okra, fish such as sardines and whitebait, steamed tofu, apricots and figs. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium if you have a milk allergy?

What is a good source of calcium if you have a milk allergy?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums are calcium carbonate, one or two a day with vitamin d and you should be good to go. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to get calcium if I have a milk allergy?

What foods can I eat to get calcium if I have a milk allergy?

Calcium in food: Many foods are good sources of calcium. My favorites are dark green leafy vegetables, fortified soy milk and other non-dairy beverages, such as fortified almond and coconut milk. Certain grains and cereals are also fortified. You could add on a supplement if you wish and don't forget about the addition of vitamin d that allows you to absorb and utilize the calcium. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I a once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read more

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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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My wife has allergy with calcium and vitamin c. Whenever she intakes either of it, she starts to have body pains, what is the permanent cure for this?

My wife has allergy with calcium and vitamin c. Whenever she intakes either of it, she starts to have body pains, what is the permanent cure for this?

Obvious: The plain answer is stop taking these. If they are absolutely necessary, then discuss these with the doctor who ordered them. Neither is likely to be essential at your age, but the physician seeing you would know best. ...Read more

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Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Can I take a calcium supplement while breastfeeding? My son has a dairy allergy and I'm worried I'm not getting the calcium I need.

Sure: Recommended daily calcium intake for lactating women is 1000 mg. Multivitamin with calcium tablet can easily meet your need. ...Read more

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Can't take calcium carbonate for acid stomach because of allergies. Is there a magnesium alternative?

Can't take calcium carbonate for acid stomach because of allergies. Is there a magnesium alternative?

Other: Calcium medications can cause constipation. You should trying a histamine blocker like (zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid). If this doesn't work you should try a ppi like Prevacid or prilosec. If symptoms persists you should consult with GI dr. ...Read more

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34 yo male. After blood draw, his calcium is 10.5 mg/dl, 62 ALT u/l, 44% svh neutrophil, 6.6% svh eosinophil. Allergies, mono, or something else?

34 yo male. After blood draw, his calcium is 10.5 mg/dl, 62 ALT u/l, 44% svh neutrophil, 6.6% svh eosinophil. Allergies, mono, or something else?

Can't tell.: Can't tell from this collection of lab values. Seems as though diagnosis should be based on symptoms with supporting labs. These numbers could go with just about anything. ...Read more

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Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Many: There are various antihistamines that are good for seasonal allergies many of which are over the counter such as Claritin Allegra or zyrtec. If those do not help there are prescription antihistamines and nasal sprays which can help. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Yes: I presume you must be referring to dry, itchy skin that occurs in winter also called the winter itch. It is not an allergy but caused by drying of the skin due to evaporation of skin oils. This is due to the low humidity and use of dry indoor heat. The treatment is regular application of a good skin moisturizer daily after bath and also using a humidifier to reduce dryness. ...Read more

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Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Yes: Drug allergy is a complex issue, so many drugs r in the market with many active / inactive ingredients, fortunately enough only few people develop drug allergy, if at all in doubt stop the medicine review it with ur doctor to replace it, if it is an absolute necessity to take the drug in question consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Cetirizine: The most effective second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine is Cetirizine (adult dose 10 mg at bedtime). No antihistamine will allow ad lib dog contact so minimize contact, keep dog out of bedroom, use hepa filter in bedroom. If still symptoms have to consider rehousing dog in another home. ...Read more

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Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Not much: Allergy medications such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec work by blocking antihistamine which is not part of the cold/respiratory infection process so not much help. Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help some with irritant cough and sleep from drowsy side effect. Decongestants such as Sudafed may help relieve some of the nasal congestion but avoid in children ...Read more

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Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Depends: The choice of allergy medication depends on symptoms. There are several good over the counter antihistamines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. ...Read more

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How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

Not common: It is not common to test for drug allergies. The way to determine if you have an allergy is to see what happens when you take a drug. Certain drugs you know you might have an allergy to if you have other allergies like eggs and Propofol (the drug that mj overdosed on). ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a stronger allergy medicine?

Allergy medicine: The basics are that Claritin (loratadine) is the weakest binding oral no sedating antihistamine with Allegra stronger and zyrtec binding the strongest. You need to be more specific with your question. ...Read more

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Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Oral vs iv: In some patients with allergy to drugs, giving orally might not trigger and allergic reacton, while givne intravenously it does. This has been reported with amoxicillin. It appears that concetration is importnat, and in some case, metabolism. Without challenging, it is not easy to predict a reaction in a particlar individual. Safest is always to avoid the drug entirely. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

It depends: You have to be cautious with any medication. Some antihistamines may cause you to be drowsy and impair you specially when driving, others do not have this effect. Read labels carefully and determine what is best for your lifestyle.
Avoidance of triggering factors is useful if you know what you are allergic to.
A visit to the allergist may be in order! ...Read more

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Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Allergy injections: The best way to approach the treatment of allergies is to 1) identify the allergic trigger and avoid it as much as possible; 2) medications to treat the symptoms; 3) allergy injections by an allergist to decrease the body's allergic response. It takes time, but it can be effective for most people and not only decreases symptoms, but also the need for medications and the good effects persists! ...Read more

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Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Yes: If a person takes an antihistamine such as allegra, claritin, zyrtec, etc, at least 1 hours before exposure, this can decrease the intensity of the allergy symptoms. The more effective nasal sprays work best when taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to give a four year old that has allergys?

What is the best medicine to give a four year old that has allergys?

Pediatric Allergies: Avoidance, humidifier, air purifier in bedroom, salt water washes. If medication is needed, seeing the doctor to determine if oral pills or nasal sprays or even allergy shots are best. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine/remedy for pet allergies?

Avoid/meds/shots: Keeping the pet out of the house and definitely out of the bedroom would be the first step. Oral antihistamines will help, but I usually prescribe nasal steroids which are more effective for congestion and allergy. Allegy shots for dogs and cats are also very effective--i have saved a few marriages where the husband is allergic particularly to a cat and the wife won't get rid of it. ...Read more

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