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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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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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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 (polyethylene glycol) for the constipation. ...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 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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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 14mo son is a picky eater, who doesn't like textures still. I give him baby cereal in organic cows milk to supplement his diet. Is that ok to do?

My 14mo son is a picky eater, who doesn't like textures still. I give him baby cereal in organic cows milk to supplement his diet. Is that ok to do?

Texture aversion: Texture aversions can be caused by a few different things, but a swallowing study with a trained speech or occupational therapist may be in order to evaluate for physical causes for your son's symptoms. In the interim, supplementing with cows milk and cereals (provided he has no cow milk sensitivity or lactose intolerance) should not be harmful. Pediasure is another alternative supplement. ...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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My son is 14. Iron is 13 umol/L. Cholest./triglycerides are high. Doctor said he's underweight. Very picky eater. Heart rate above 110 at rest. Why?

My son is 14. Iron is 13 umol/L. Cholest./triglycerides are high. Doctor said he's underweight. Very picky eater. Heart rate above 110 at rest.  Why?

High levels: Given the information you present you must have the primary doctor refer your son to a Pediatric Endocrinologist as soon as possible. Things should work out OK. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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My son has an egg allergy. Will my baking foods with eggs in it effect him?

My son has an egg allergy. Will my baking foods with eggs in it effect him?

Egg allergy: Yes! eggs in food still need to be avoided as heat does not denaturize the egg molecule. ...Read more

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Suddenly developing dairy / egg allergies. What is the cause of this?

Suddenly developing dairy / egg allergies. What is the cause of this?

Allergist: See a board certified allergist to find out exactly what you are allergic to. Then a plan can be developed specifically for those allergies. ...Read more

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Could my lack of dairy and eggs have caused me to develop a slight allergy to these foods?

Could my lack of dairy and eggs have caused me to develop a slight allergy to these foods?

See Allergist: There is no such thing as a slight allergy. You either are allergic to dairy and eggs and should avoid, or you are not and can eat as you wish. Developing an true allergy to dairy and eggs at 43 years of age would be very unusual. If you need to confirm a true allergy to these foods see an Allergist for further testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Igg allergy test shows moderate allergy to all dairy and eggs. Test prompted by chronic nausea, nothing else. Are these tests reliable?

Igg allergy test shows moderate allergy to all dairy and eggs. Test prompted by chronic nausea, nothing else.  Are these tests reliable?

Food allergy test: Igg tests for food allergies have not been shown in the litterature to have any clinical significance and therefore are not considered reliable. Your symptoms are not allergic in nature, i would look for a gastrointestinal cause. ...Read more

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Is my 1 yr old at risk of anaphylitic shock he allergies to dairy soy wheat gluten egg tomatoes citrics advised no nuts im worried?

Is my 1 yr old at risk of anaphylitic shock he allergies to dairy soy wheat gluten egg tomatoes citrics advised no nuts im worried?

Verified ???: There are kids with significant risk with food allergies and some that are over diagnosed.Only the docs involved can make this determination based on the ige tests they have done. Having Epinephrine injector available if appropriate is a help.Have a discussion with your doc and come to an understanding of what to do if problems arise. ...Read more

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Picky Eater (Definition)

Picky eater = fussy eater = choosy eater - occurs when a person has strong food preferences and may be resistant to trying new foods or to eating foods that they ...Read more