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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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What to do if allergic reaction!?

What to do if allergic reaction!?

Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What is causing my allergic reaction?

What is causing my allergic reaction?

Why allergists exist: Finding & treating the cause of allergic reactions is the main function of an allergist. A solid understanding of the immune system is required, so that immunology goes hand in hand. Timing, prevalence of various causes, location, description, examination, associated factors, family history and finally testing enables allergists to identify the culprit, if one is present; treatment is pt-centered. ...Read more

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What can an allergic reaction feel like?

What can an allergic reaction feel like?

Depends where: In the skin itchy. In the nose itchy, sneezy, runny & stuffy. In the eye itchy and teary. In the lungs coughing, wheezing, weight on chest. In the digestive tract nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea. ...Read more

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What's an allergic reaction? Is mcs real?

What's an allergic reaction? Is mcs real?

Inflammatory rxn: An allergic reaction is the body's defense against an agent it considers harmful or toxic to the body. Most allergic reactions start with food allergies that are undiagnosed and "rev up" the immune system leading to multiple other reactions to environmental items as in mcs. First firgure out what's wrong with the gut and fix it and the immune system will settle down and others will lessen/go away. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an allergic reaction?

How to know if I have an allergic reaction?

Typical: Allergic reactions often causes itching but the symptoms are greatly organ-dependent. *Nose- congestion, runny nose, sneezing *Eyes- itching, redness, tearing *chest-wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Other conditions include hives from food, itchy mouth and throat from certain fruits, and rarely anaphylaxis. Contact skin allergy is yet another but the mechanism is different. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an allergic reaction?

What sort of problem is an allergic reaction?

Immunologic: An allergic reaction is the body's immunologic response to a substance (typically a protein) that it determines is "foreign." the body's th2 type of t cells interacts with b cells that produce ige antibodies. When ige antibodies that are present on mast cells subsequently encounter the allergen, the mast cell releases histamine and other chemical mediators that lead to the symptoms of allergy. ...Read more

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How to know if I have had an allergic reaction?

How to know if I have had an allergic reaction?

Symptoms: If the allergy is to a food or ingested medication, the typical symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea and rash (hives, itching). If trigger was airborne like pollen or pet dander, then itching (nose, skin, eyes), sneezing, runny nose and cough. Asthma symptoms can be from an allergy. An allergist can assist in identifying is symptoms are from an allergy and determine specifically which allergen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to weed?

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to weed?

You mean marijuana?: A rule of thumb is that anything that has pharmacologic effects also has side effects and can precipitate allergic reactions. This is obviously more common for certain compounds than for others, but is theoretically possible for any compound. That being said, i've never seen or read about a true allergic reaction to marijuana. ...Read more

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How to tell what I am having an allergic reaction to?

How to tell what I am having an allergic reaction to?

Allergy: If you seek the opinion of an allergist you may be able to elucidate the mystery ...Read more

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How to know if i'm having an allergic reaction to something?

How to know if i'm having an allergic reaction to something?

Discuss: Discuss with a physician or care-giver practiced in recognizing allergic reaction. True immune mediated allergy is often confused with pharmacological side effects from medication or non-allergic food intolerance. Also, there are some typical patterns for rash associated with allergy, but many types of rash that are non-allergic. ...Read more

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Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

Is rosacea an allergic reaction?

No: Rosacea is an inherited condition characterized by extra sensitive skin, flushing, dilated blood vessels, inflammatory bumps that mimic acne, and enlarging bumpy nose. Common triggers are chronic sun exposure, caffeine, alcohol, and increase in core temperature, etc...The inflammatory reaction of rosacea is not histamine driven as it is in an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to corned beef?

Allergic reaction to corned beef?

Beef allergy: Are you allergic to beef or is it simply something in the aging process of the corned beef that you reacted to? Your allergist can test you. ...Read more

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How to treat allergic reaction to cat?

How to treat allergic reaction to cat?

Taking antihistamine: Can help. If you need to be in frequent contact with cats - please see an allergist. ...Read more

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What to do if face allergic reaction!?

Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you rid of an allergic reaction?

How do you rid of an allergic reaction?

Get rid of allergen: The only definitive way to cure an allergic reaction is to remove whatever is causing it. It may take some detective work between you and your doctor to find out what that is. We also use antihistamine tablets and other medications to lessen the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can gerbils cause an allergic reaction?

Yes: Proteins in skin and urine can be allergenic. An allergist can confirm with available testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to help a allergic reaction on face?

How to help a allergic reaction on face?

Rash: Avoid the offending agent, apply a moisturizer thoroughly, use non-fragrantroducts, apply topical Hydrocortisone on the affected skin, cold compreses over swolen skin. See a dermatologist of things progress. ...Read more

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What's an allergic reaction to carpeting?

What's an allergic reaction to carpeting?

Carpets: Carpets are a traditional source of allergy as they harbor dust mites and mold spores. If the carpet got wet in the past more mold spores will be harbored there. The carpet also stores pet dander. A newer carpet also frquently emits chemicals that are irritants. ...Read more

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How much benadry stops allergic reaction?

How much benadry stops allergic reaction?

Depends on your size: A child or smaller individual could use 10 mg but a larger individual may need 25-50 mg dosing. ...Read more

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Could I have an allergic reaction to wool?

Could I have an allergic reaction to wool?

Maybe: While wool is not a typical allergen, it does act as a skin irritant and can flare up eczema. It also can harbor other allergens. For example, a person allergic to cat is exposed to 10 times as much cat allergen when wearing a wool sweater as opposed to a freshly laundered t-shirt. ...Read more

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What is the allergic reaction to avocados?

Allergic reaction: Allergic reactions to foods can be itching, hives, trouble breathing, throat swelling, wheezing or even GI symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea.. ...Read more

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Cause of allergic reaction to pinto beans?

Cause of allergic reaction to pinto beans?

Bean protein: Pinto bean allergy is uncommon but has been described. Typically the allergen is a protein. Beans are legumes and reactions may be seen with other legumes (pea, bean, soy). It is also possible that it wasn't the pinto bean and a more common food allergen is to blame. An allergist can assist. ...Read more

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Could I have an allergic reaction to semen?

Could I have an allergic reaction to semen?

Yes: It is not common but there are reports of semen allergy. An allergist may help you sort out if you have a true allergy to semen or if you are having a reaction for other reasons. A detailed history is necessary as well as possible testing. The allergist will want to first rule out other possible causes. ...Read more

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Is aloe okay to put on an allergic reaction?

Probably ok: I don't know if it will help. But it probably won't hurt ur skin. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

Find out details: It is unclear to which drug you are allergic to. Anesthesia is combination of pain relief, reversible unconsciousness, immobility, and amnesia (forgetting of event). There are many different drug combination that can lead to anesthesia. And many of the drugs are very different from each other. So try to find out what you are allergic to, and have md try alternatives. ...Read more

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Overnight break out on face allergic reaction?

Overnight break out on face allergic reaction?

Rash: The diagnosis of a rash typically requires a physical exam, see a medical provider for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine ?

Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine ?

That's curious....: Allergic reactions are when the body's immune system detect something that it recognizes as a foreign substance (ingested, contact through skin, food or medicine, or in the case of auto-immure diseases, it's own cells). One reax is to mobilize cells that secrete anti-histamines to fight the allergic reax. So, allergic relax to antihistamine would be very unusual. Let detective doc sort this out. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more