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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 get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

Possible: Try gluten-free oat to see if causes the same symptoms. Even though you may not have the full-blown symptoms, and heart burn is not the usual symptoms in gluten intolerance, it cannot be totally ruled out. Nonetheless it would be a good idea for you to consult a doctor regarding these symptoms. ...Read more

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I've had severe symptoms after eating breaded food twice, can it be gluten allergy?

I've had severe symptoms after eating breaded food twice, can it be gluten allergy?

Food reaction: Please detail your symptoms, it is not sufficient information to answer your question. If you have a gluten allergy you will react to ALL gluten containing foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop an allergy to bread?

Is it possible to develop an allergy to bread?

Yes: You can become allergic to any given allergen at any time in life. Bread contains several potential allergens such as wheat, egg, and bakers yeast. ...Read more

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Hi, if a person has a perennial ryegrass allergy, are they also allergic to rye breads and other rye items?

Hi, if a person has a perennial ryegrass allergy, are they also allergic to rye breads and other rye items?

No: Allergy is to the rye grass pollen when inhaled, affects the respiratory passages either upper, nose and sinuses, or lower, bronchi in lungs, and has nothing to do with rye seeds ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for yeast bread allergy?

Is there a permanent cure for yeast bread allergy?

No: As it stands right now, the only "cure" for food allergy is avoidance. People can be desensitized in some instances - studies have shown this to be possible with milk, eggs, and peanuts. However, that is not a "permanent" cure. ...Read more

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How do people feel when they have allergies to dairy and glutamate? Is it bad for them to eat milk and bread anyways?

How do people feel when they have allergies to dairy and glutamate? Is it bad for them to eat milk and bread anyways?

Milk & wheat allergy: Glutamate is a salt, gluten is a wheat protein... Since you ask about eating bread, I assume you are asking about gluten enteropathy, not monosodium glutamate (msg). Gluten sensitivity is not an allergy; people make iga; milk allergy involves ige, as does wheat allergy. People with these often have stomache aches, diarrhea, bloating; sometimes wt loss, vomiting, non-gi symptoms. Avoidance helps. ...Read more

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I have a bakers yeast allergy, is there a good substitute like gluten free breads?

NO: You need to avoid yeast. Don't worry about avoiding wheat or gluten unless you have an allergy to that also. Unleavened breads like pita bread, tortillas, crackers and flat breads will probably be your best bet. ...Read more

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Can anyone eat bread with a wheat allergy?

Can anyone eat bread with a wheat allergy?

Gluten-free diet: If diagnosed with celiac diease, please read labels carefully and avoid all foods with wheat, barley, rye (includes breads). Explore the gluten-free aisles of your supermarket. Enjoy products made with rice, soy, oats and liberalize fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats. Consider blood testing for tissue transglutaminase antibody to assess whether your diet is truly free of gluten. ...Read more

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I have allergies but I also got a cough and it's hard to bread I drink cleratin and I want to know why the allergies affect my breathing?

I have allergies but I also got a cough and it's hard to bread I drink cleratin and I want to know why the allergies affect my breathing?

Allergies: Allergies can cause cough via a post nsal drip - congestion itself can give a sensation of difficulty breathing - also can be associated with asthma - so if significant breathing difficulty you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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Very loose, oily stool. Stopped eating bread/gluten and has stopped. Gluten allergy?

Fat malabsorption: You may be describing fat malabsorption, which can result in a loose, oily stool. While this could be due to dietary allergies, you should see your doctor for a thorough evaluation since there are many causes of fat malabsorption. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to eat moldy bread if you have a penicillin allergy?

Is it dangerous to eat moldy bread if you have a penicillin allergy?

No: Most mold on bread is rhizopus, not penicillium, and would not cause a reaction in those with allergy to the drug penicillin. There have been a few penicillium molds producing penicillin found in some sausages and cheeses, but generally, there probably is not enough penicillin to cause a reaction, since this is almost never seen. The usda recommends that moldy breads be discarded for everyone. ...Read more

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Wheat allergy - does anyone know any good gluten free bread recipes or bread that taste real?

Wheat allergy - does anyone know any good gluten free bread recipes or bread that taste real?

Celiac recipes: In response to your question I searched the web for "celiac recipes." the search yielded over 10 pages of websites offering tasty alternatives to baking/cooking with wheat. In addition, recipe suggestions can be obtained from chat rooms and national public education sites dedictated to celiac sprue. Enjoy your web surfing and happy eating... ...Read more

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I feel very unwell whenever I eat bread or pasta but I've no wheat allergy or crohns. How do I find out what it is?

I feel very unwell whenever I eat bread or pasta but I've no wheat allergy or crohns. How do I find out what it is?

No real way: You may have a functional GI disorder or a food sensitivity for which there are no specific tests as long as celiac and ibd has been ruled out as a cause. ...Read more

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Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly/ ate lots of yeast bread. Allergy?

Not necessarily: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before eating wheat bread if I have a wheat allergy?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before eating wheat bread if I have a wheat allergy?

Avoid wheat: This is an issue I deal with daily. Allergy to wheat could be a nasty kind or a subtle kind. The nasty kind would cause anaphylaxis, and put you in the hospital. The subtle kind mad dig holes in the absorptive surfaces of your gut and cause irritable bowel syndrome and inconsistent nutrient absorption. You could also just have IgG to wheat, which I don't consider true allergy. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how I would know if I have a gluten allergy. I get nausea when I eat bread or brownies. I also get very qeak?

I'm wondering how I would know if I have a gluten allergy. I get nausea when I eat bread or brownies. I also get very qeak?

See details: Blood tests for IgA endomysial and transglutaminase antibodies can confirm celiac disease. There are individuals, however, who seem to have gluten sensitivity without positive antibodies. ...Read more

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Not crazy about gluten free breads, so what can help me get rid of this wheat allergy?

Not crazy about gluten free breads, so what can help me get rid of this wheat allergy?

Sorry, not much...: If diagnosed with celiac diease, please read labels carefully and avoid all foods with wheat, barley, rye (includes breads). Explore the gluten-free aisles of your supermarket. Enjoy products made with rice, soy, oats and liberalize fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats. Consider blood testing for tissue transglutaminase antibody to assess whether your diet is truly free of gluten. ...Read more

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Why do I get diarrhea after eating pizza? I have no food allergy that I'm aware of and I eat bread and other dairy products all the time with no probs

Lactose Intolerance: While you note you can eat other dairy products without a problem pizza cheeses like mozzarella are fresher cheeses with more lactose present. Try taking some OTC Lactase the next time you eat pizza. If this solves your problem, you have your answer it's lactose intolerance...if not see an allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a yeast allergy that acts up when they eat bread or drink beer?

Does anyone have a yeast allergy that acts up when they eat bread or drink beer?

Yes: Brewer's and baker's yeast are essentially the same organism. Saccharomyces cerevisiae. ...Read more

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What can help me get rid of my wheat allergy? Get bloated when having yeast breads.

What can help me get rid of my wheat allergy? Get bloated when having yeast breads.

Sorry, not much...: If diagnosed with celiac diease, please read labels carefully and avoid all foods with wheat, barley, rye (includes breads). Explore the gluten-free aisles of your supermarket. Enjoy products made with rice, soy, oats and liberalize fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats. Consider blood testing for tissue transglutaminase antibody to assess whether your diet is truly free of gluten. ...Read more

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When off wheat for a day, bloat, gas and pain are gone. Then when I eat pizza and white bread the problems return. Intolerance or allergy to something?

Wheat allergy/gluten: A wheat allergy can go away pretty quickly. The other wheat-related problem that is common is celiac disease or gluten enteropathy. However, most people with celiac dz do not get better with just one day of avoiding wheat. You could have either, or neither. Some wheat problems don't show up in the tests we run, but if you feel better off it, stay off it. Antihistamines may help if it's allergy. ...Read more

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When I eat certain foods, like bread, I get a bump near the start of my throat, it goes away within an hour, could this be some kind of allergy?

When I eat certain foods, like bread, I get a bump near the start of my throat, it goes away within an hour, could this be some kind of allergy?

Probably not: Most cases of food allergy involves symptoms in other organ system and itching noticeably the gastrointestinal tract and the skin. One possibility is whether you have sufficient saliva production. Another is an esophageal obstruction from eosinophilic esophagitis (the mechanism is still unclear but likely from food allergy). See dentist->ENT->GI until you get the answer. ...Read more

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I have sneezing fits like 4-5 times after eating sweets things like Jam with bread, desserts! Etc. I have turbinate hypertrophy. Is this allergy to sweet?

I have sneezing fits like 4-5 times after eating sweets things like Jam with bread, desserts! Etc. I have turbinate hypertrophy. Is this allergy to sweet?

Unlikely: If you are referring to sugar, then there is no known mechanism or scientific basis for developing an allergy to it. However it is possible that you may be allergic to one of the ingredients in "sweets" such as dairy, egg, wheat, fruits, etc. Allergic diseases often cause nasal congestion and thus this may be the cause for your turbinate hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Everytime after I eat bread I get phlegm and a really itchy throat. Is it a gluten allergy/intolerance?

Wheat allergy: It is most likely an allergy to wheat gluten really causes an immune reaction that could cause stomachaches and heart burn you probably need a skin test to check this out as well as a blood test to see if you have antibodies against gluten. ...Read more

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Could anybody tell me why I just seem to have gotten an alergy to bread? Can I get tested to see if it really is?

Could anybody tell me why I just seem to have gotten an alergy to bread? Can I get tested to see if it really is?

Testing is available: I would recommend evaluation by an allergist to test for wheat allergy. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

Nasal symptoms: Cedar pollen allergy causes runny nose, congestion, sneeze and itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of allergies in people?

Depends: Upper airway: stuffy nose, itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, itchy roof of mouth or throat, itchy, watery eyes.
Lungs: coughing, wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath
skin: itchy rash. (itchy without rash, rash not itchy is not allergy)
gi: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea after eating certain foods. Gi symptoms are not specific to allergy. History is very important. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

Depends on to what.: Allergy symptoms vary based on route of exposure. Examples: runny nose, sneezing and itchy nose with breathing pollen or dog dander, etc. Abdominal pain, nausea, hives with a food allergen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

Various: A medication allergy may cause severe symptoms such as rash or hives, swelling of the tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or death. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate the symptoms of my allergy to my cats?

How do I alleviate the symptoms of my allergy to my cats?

Avoid cats: If that's at all possible, avoidance is the best measure, however if not possible, bathing the cat once every week at least is advisable, owning a less hairy female cat, all this might be helpfull, more of help though is seeing an allergist for examination and testing to decide on whether further cat exposure isn't harmful, and whether u r a candidate for immunotherapy against cat dander. ...Read more

Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more


Watery Eyes, Made Worse By Pets (Definition)

Watery eyes, made worse by pets ...Read more