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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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My 3 yr olds tonsils touch his uvula,he is a picky eater,breath always smells bad,gags easily and it seems like he has allergies always. Concerned?

My 3 yr olds tonsils touch his uvula,he is a picky eater,breath always smells bad,gags easily and it seems like he has allergies always. Concerned?

Apnea?: If he snores he may also have apnea in which case an sleep screen and ENT evaluation is warranted. Otherwise, large tonsils are often best left alone because he will "grow into them" He probably also has adenoids which can cause nasal congestion and mouth breathing so allergy treatment is usually ineffective. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son 9mon allergy, dairy causing silent reflux , soya wheat gluten and egg, got runny nose & chest wheezy had contact with dogs ? Could he be allergic

My son 9mon allergy, dairy causing silent reflux , soya wheat gluten and egg, got runny nose & chest wheezy had contact with dogs ? Could he be allergic

Yes he could : Food ; environmental allergies can develop at that early age like your 9 months old child although symptoms present differently from foods and environment allergies. Food allergies can be dangerous and need to be evaluated. Since he has mulpitle symtoms already including childhood wheezes and congestion, i would suggest you bring him/her to see an allergist. A detailed history/exams/test is needed. ...Read more

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How do I get my 2 year old son to eat, he is a picky eater!?

How do I get my 2 year old son to eat, he is a picky eater!?

Picky eaters: Picky eating habits will drive most parents crazy. At 2 yr the grow rate has slowed to ~5lb/3inch/yr which is much slower than earlier. Feeding matches need. Most feed well 4 days a month & nibble the rest. Single item days are common (breads, veggies, etc) & a balanced week is more common than a balanced meal. If you only offer nutritious choices, they'll get what they need. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?

My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?

Behavioral therpay: A little compromise, reward mechanism and positive feedback helps. For example, if the autistic child likes a certain activity or desert, one can use those as a positive reinforcement tool. A reward mechanism is created where the child knows he or she will get rewarded after the meal is completed. One on one consultation with a behavior therapist can provide many tools. You are a good mom. ...Read more

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My son will be 2 in Aug. Been a picky eater since his 1st bday, eats mostly crackers. Chronically & painfully constipated(cries). What can I do?

My son will be 2 in Aug. Been a picky eater since his 1st bday, eats mostly crackers. Chronically & painfully constipated(cries). What can I do?

Constipation: Picky eaters are really difficult, I have a couple as grandchildren. They can be that way because they have trained the adults for the most part. It takes tons of patience and persistence and some intervention from speech therapy a lot of times to help. See your Pediatrician or FP about this as well as about using Miralax for the constipation. ...Read more

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My 2 year old Son-shine is 28lbs and 34 inches tall but a picky eater. I supplement his diet with Pediasure daily.Is his weight normal?

My 2 year old Son-shine is 28lbs and 34 inches tall but a picky eater. I supplement his diet with Pediasure daily.Is his weight normal?

50/50: This is about 50% percentile for height and 50% for weight, just fine. He is average and not at all underweight. Thanks for taking such an active role in his health! ...Read more

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My son is 5 & has ASD. He is an extremely picky eater & eats like 4 items. Now they r saying he has milk protein intolerance. That's all he eats! HELP?

My son is 5 & has ASD. He is an extremely picky eater & eats like 4 items. Now they r saying he has milk protein intolerance. That's all he eats! HELP?

His ABA therapist : will know the closest feeding clinic. A Speech/Language Therapist, & Occupational Therapist do a team evaluation of the sensory, motor & swallowing issues impacting self restriction of food often with a psychologist & Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician for behavioral & medical issues. " Just Take A Bite" by Ernsperger & Stegen-Hanson is available on amazon. Check for iron deficiency, also. ...Read more

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Can I give Ensure drink to my underweight 14-yr old son or Pediasure is safer? He is a very picky eater. Thank you.

Can I give Ensure drink to my underweight 14-yr old son or Pediasure is safer?  He is a very picky eater.  Thank you.

Safe yes,reasonable?: You can get a less costly and similar nutritional value by using Carnation breakfast essentials (several flavors). However, I would only do so if he has had a recent checkup/evaluation. What you view as underweight may or may not be valid for his stage of growth, and a treatable medical condition may be overlooked. ...Read more

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Dr. Christine Wood
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Picky Eater (Definition)

A picky eater is a person who will only eat a few varieties of food or drink. He usually picks out the "undesirable" items from his plate and put them aside, only eating the other items he likes. A very picky eater usually will ...Read more