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Doctor insights on: Tobacco Allergy Symptoms

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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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I'm 28.I recently began sneezing quite frequently. Usually up to 10-15 sneezes maybe 4-5 days /wk. Could it be new allergies? I recently quit chewing tobacco when this started. Should i get an allergy test or pick up otc medicine and take daily?

I'm 28.I recently began sneezing quite frequently. Usually up to 10-15 sneezes maybe 4-5 days /wk. Could it be new allergies?  I recently quit chewing tobacco when this started. Should i get an allergy test or pick up otc medicine and take daily?

New allergy? Maybe: Sure it can be a new one. If an OTC works, that's good. If it's not good enough for you, you certainly can be tested. There's no rules. It's up to you and the specifics of your situation. Good insurance can help give some more options than others. Some can only buy tissues and get used to hearing "Bless you!" Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause chronic bronchitis with normal lung function test, no relation to allergy, infectious disease, tobacco and other chemical irritants?

What can cause chronic bronchitis with normal lung function test, no relation to allergy, infectious disease, tobacco and other chemical irritants?

50% of us: have asthma that does not make us go to the doctor on a given year. Mostly, I think this is mis-diagnosis of not asthma, but actually inflammation due to a viral illness which varies from days to over a month. Asthma meds (especially monteleukast) fix it. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tobacco overdose?

Symptoms of tobacco overdose?

SERIOUS STUFF: Symptoms of a nicotine overdose can include: headache, vomiting, agitation, rapid respiration or respiratory arrest, muscle twitching, drooling, fainting, tachycardia followed by bradycardia, increased blood pressure followed by drop in blood pressure, seizures & coma. ...Read more

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What were your toughest withdrawal symptoms from tobacco?

What were your toughest withdrawal symptoms from tobacco?

First 3 Days: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of excess caffeine and tobacco use?

What are the primary symptoms of excess caffeine and tobacco use?

Hyperness: Excessive caffeine may cause jitterness and hyperness and alertness. Sometimes a person may feel their stomach is bothering them and they may speak rapidly. Too much nicotine can actually cause a person to fall asleep and pass out. Lesser, but still high doses of nicotine can cause dizziness, blurry vision, headache and vomiting. Everything in moderation is generally a good guide. ...Read more

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What are chewing tobacco quitting symptoms?

What are chewing tobacco quitting symptoms?

Same as quitting: cigarette smoking. Nicotine addiction is nicotine addiction, however you are taking it in. Irritablity, lack of concentration, anxiety and depression all can occur. This depends on your biology/genetics, how much you were using and for how long. It can be treated with nicotine replacement therapies like patches, lozenges, gum, and with medications like Chantix and Zyban (bupropion). Cessation programs help. ...Read more

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How fast do the symptoms of anaphylaxis worsen under influence of alcohol and tobacco use?

How fast do the symptoms of anaphylaxis worsen under influence of alcohol and tobacco use?

LIkely quickly: The most urgent issues for anaphylaxis are breathing problem and shock. Since alcohol dilates the blood vessels , it will take even more volume to keep your circulation going. As anaphylaxis often causes a reduction in blood volume , alcohol may make the problem worse. As for smoking, it is not a problem but why would you be smoking anyway? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tobacco withdrawls in a newborn? My girlfriend just had a baby and they say he is going thru withdrawls, she only smokes cigs

What are the symptoms of tobacco withdrawls in a newborn? My girlfriend just had a baby and they say he is going thru withdrawls, she only smokes cigs

Poorly metabolized: Nicotine is poorly metabolized by a newborn who begins to assume the work of cleansing it's own blood as soon as the cord is clamped.The babies nicotine level is the same as mom's at birth, but it can take days before a newborn can remove 1/2 form their system.During that period, poor sleep, fussiness & irregular feeding may be seen. ...Read more

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