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Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens ?

Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens

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Food allergy: Allergy drops and shots are now only administered for environmental allergies. There is ongoing research on treating food allergies with oral immunotherapy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more


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Does a food allergy cause itching or other side effects?

Does a food allergy cause itching or other side effects?

FOOD ALLERGY: A food allergy can cause many symptoms: itching, tingling of the mouth, hives, swelling of the face and lips, wheezing, trouble in breathing, dizziness, lightheadness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fainting and other symptoms. If you know which food, stop it immediatlely! and see a doctor! ...Read more

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Could taking D3 tablets trigger food allergy reactions or bad side effects?

Could taking D3 tablets trigger food allergy reactions or bad side effects?

Vitamin D pills: Vitamin d has many beneficial effects on the human body and many of us are deficient in our blood levels of it . Reactions to supplements containing it are rare but could occur depending on the other ingredients in the pill or capsule. It's more likely to decrease allergic reactions than to increase them, and can be beneficial to asthmatics ...Read more

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What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

Several: Local lumps at the injection sites are not uncommon. Rarely you may even have anaphylaxis ( a life-threatening situation which may manifest as breathing trouble, fainting, shock, itching, hives , vomiting etc) and thus you must stay at the office for 30 minutes after each session so that prompt treatment can be started when and if this does occur. ...Read more

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Does RA in the sternum give the same side effects as a heart attack?

Does RA in the sternum give the same side effects as a heart attack?

Side effects no: Ra can cause chest pain by affecting the synovial joints between the ribs and sternum.It does not cause the same problems as a heart attack. ...Read more

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37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

Cervical radiculopathy: Sounds like it could be related to a cervical radiculoapathy. Radiculopathy symptoms can wax and wane over the years causing a variety symptoms including numbness, pain, and weakness. Consider MRI of cervical spine and electrodiagnostic studies of the upper extremities. While a cervical radiculopathy can caused muscle spasms, you typically don't see 'spasticity'. Radiculopathy would be a lower motor neuron condition as opposed to upper motor neuron. Does the patient have increased reflexes and positive Hoffman's test? If so, consider MRI of the brain to rule out a lesion that may be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is taking proton pump inhibitors safe if taking for 2 weeks for acid reflux ? Side effects- food allergies, skin aging etc.

Is taking proton pump inhibitors safe if taking for 2 weeks for acid reflux ? Side effects- food allergies, skin aging etc.

Yes: Many patients take proton pump inhibitors long term for gastroesophageal reflux and other conditions. Discuss this with your physician and discontinue it for any adverse effects such as skin rashes or allergic reactions such as hives, which are rare. ...Read more

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I'm taking Folitrax-10 for RA, I'd like to know the side-effects of the tablet. Also, could you suggest me a diet for RA? Is there any exercises?

I'm taking Folitrax-10 for RA, I'd like to know the side-effects of the tablet. Also, could you suggest me a diet for RA?  Is there any exercises?

Side effects: Folitrax does have several side effects affects the blood cells, liver and kidney. patients need to be monitored periodically for these side effects through blood works. No special diet or exercise. Proper stretching and walking brisk as tolerated 30 mins /day to keep you fit. Avoid food that makes your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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My RA started as a jra.. Am i at a higher risk than other in dying early from RA or from the side effects of meds ! ?

My RA started as a jra.. Am i at a higher risk than other in dying early from RA or from the side effects of meds ! ?

Nope: The life expectancy and quality of life --- both have improved significantly with the use of dmards ( disease modifying agents like rituximaub etc). ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more