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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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If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

No: You should be fine. There is definitely Food / Pollen allergic cross reactivity between pollens and certain common fruits as in the "Oral Allergy Syndrome" but this tends not to occur with plants in general. ...Read more

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What can I take for allergy with fever and sore trough medicine or any tea?

What can I take for allergy with fever and sore trough medicine or any tea?

Fever + allergy?: Fever usually does not occur with allergies, you may have a cold, with fever and sore throat. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin but if your symptoms persist for more than a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does drinking tea and allergies have anything in common? I drinks lots of tea and have allergies but the tea I drink leaves my mouth dry.

Does drinking tea and allergies have anything in common? I drinks lots of tea and have allergies but the tea I drink leaves my mouth dry.

Tea and allergies: There no relation between drinking tea and developing or having allergies. Tea will make your mouth dry from caffeine in it. ...Read more

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Why after a cup of tea I felt cold flu and restless accompany by dizziness. Am I allergy to caffeine or tea leave?

Why after a cup of tea I felt cold flu and restless accompany by dizziness. Am I allergy to caffeine or tea leave?

Perhaps the caffeine: Is causing you anxiety. Some people experience this and it's not a true allergy, but the response of being overstimulated from the Caffeine. Try and cut back or go decaf. ...Read more

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My five year old son has been complaining about an itchy back for months. Lotions, oil, even rooibos tea seem to help in the short term. No allergies?

My five year old son has been complaining about an itchy back for months. Lotions, oil, even rooibos tea seem to help in the short term. No allergies?

Itchy back: If he has dry skin then he may have eczema which means you have to moisturize the skin regularly in order to control dryness and itchyness and flare ups of rash. He also may get itchy back from sweating, and the effects of artificial fabrics or wool clothing-try to but plain cotton shirts and rinse out detergents well. I wouldn't necessarily attribute allergies as a cause unless he has hives. ...Read more

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Silver needle white tea - first time. LOTS of sneezing, congested nose, tight throat. No known allergies or hayfever. Could this be an allergy? Thanks

Silver needle white tea - first time. LOTS of sneezing, congested nose, tight throat. No known allergies or hayfever. Could this be an allergy? Thanks

Allergic to what?: It may be due to the tea or maybe do the extra analogies depending on where you live spring in United States is associated with allergies to tree pollen ...Read more

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Does white tea help you shrink waist size? I saw this in DR. OZ. is it true?

Does white tea help you shrink waist size? I saw this in DR. OZ. is it true?

The magic bullet?: If you think about it, is there ANYTHING that can magically shrink your waist size? Not likely. However, there is evidence that catechins and polyphenols in both green and white tea can have an impact on metabolism and the activity of fat cells. I think it is a reasonable adjunct to healthy plant-based diet and exercise (but won't have a significant effect without the lifestyle part). ...Read more

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What is white tea? And what benefits it has?

White Teas: Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. The lighter the tea, the less it has been processed. White and green teas are especially helpful. White tea is actually a green tea with minimal processing. ...Read more

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How good and effective are white tea for wellness?

How good and effective are white tea for wellness?

White tea: White tea is actually a green tea. It is excellent for health. It contains flavonoids (polyphenols) which help to fight development of cancers (antioxidant). It is the least oxidized of the teas. It is low in caffeine. Heat water to below boiling. Only steep for one minute with most white teas most gree teas are steeped for 3 to 5 minutes. ...Read more

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White tea make you lose belly fat.

White tea make you lose belly fat.

I'm sorry: But white tea may taste good but it doesn't help lose belly fat without dietary restriction and exercise, just like anyone else. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Is it bad urine yellow green started drinkjng green/white tea this week?

Is it bad urine yellow green started drinkjng green/white tea this week?

Urine color: Usually color in urine from concentrated urine. Drink more fluids and see if becomes more clear ...Read more

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I am on cipralrex, is coffee and green tea or white tea okay to drink with this med?

I am on cipralrex, is coffee and green tea or white tea okay to drink with this med?

Cipralex and coffee?: Cipralex lexapro, escitalopram) an SSRI medication prescribed for various indications, most commonly depression and anxiety disorders. It is not strictly necessary that someone stop caffeine if they are taking an SSRI, and some Pts find caffeine helpful for mood or focus. If you are taking the medication for anxiety, be mindful that caffeine can increase anxiety as well as insomnia. ...Read more

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Does white tea affect INR? I take warfarin and I know that green tea affects it, but how about white tea?

Does white tea affect INR? I take warfarin and I know that green tea affects it, but how about white tea?

White tea = green te: White tea comes from the same plant as green tea. The only difference is that white tea leaves are picked at a younger age than green tea leaves. If anything, during processing, they retain MORE of the flavonoids & other aromatic compounds that give it it's unique flavor. However, it should interact with warfarin just as much, if not more, than green tea. Tell your doctor if you'll be experimentin ...Read more

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Is white tea good to fight kidney stones?

Is white tea good to fight kidney stones?

No: In general most tea contain oxalate, one of the most power stone forming compound found in our daily diet. ...Read more

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Rheumatologist said green tea is a natural muscle relaxer. How about white tea? Any other natural muscle relaxants that I could safely add to my diet?

Rheumatologist said green tea is a natural muscle relaxer. How about white tea? Any other natural muscle relaxants that I could safely add to my diet?

Natural Muscle Relax: I commend you for your desire to control diet and to use

Natural Muscle Relaxants:

White Tea
Chamomile
Cherry Juice
Cayenne Pepper
Vitamin D
Magnesium
Breathing and Music Relaxation
Visual Imagery
Meditation
Yoga
Tai chi
As per your information, please follow through with your Physician surgery for pituitary cyst, Obesity, Fatigue, Allergies and use of Medications ...Read more

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Feel dizzy, headaches, vomitting after drinking green tea. No migrenes or any disease before. Any reasons? Could it be alergy to that tea?

Feel dizzy, headaches, vomitting after drinking green tea. No migrenes or any disease before. Any reasons? Could it be alergy to that tea?

Side effects: You may be sensitive to the tannins and caffeine effects in the green tea. The concentration that you are using may be too high for your body to tolerate. Don't drink it if it makes you this sick. Use other non-caffeinated versions of herbal tea, preferably organic (pesticide free). ...Read more

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Sleepytime & tension tamer tea by celestial seasoning, any risks for high blood pressure or drug interactions? Ragweed allergy should I avoid chamomile

Sleepytime & tension tamer tea by celestial seasoning, any risks for high blood pressure or drug interactions? Ragweed allergy should I avoid chamomile

No problem: I have not found any ingredient in these herbal tea which would cause hypertension. As for ragweed allergy, you are actually allergic to the airborne pollen and not to the flower itself. Even if the chamomile pollen in the flower cross-react with ragweed, it will be highly unlikely to cause you allergic symptoms given that the chamomile would have been subjected to processing and heating. ...Read more

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When I drink caffeine, even weak tea, I get massive headaches/migranes and abdominal cramps and need the loo a lot. Is this an allergy or an intollerce or something else? And can you recomend alternatives for quick pick-me-ups?

When I drink caffeine, even weak tea, I get massive headaches/migranes and abdominal cramps and need the loo a lot. Is this an allergy or an intollerce or something else? And can you recomend alternatives for quick pick-me-ups?

Caffeine side effect: Those symptoms are side effects of the world's most-consumed stimulant; avoid it if intolerant to it. In our fast-paced society, there's a tendency to want a push-button quick-fix; I've had patients request a med to wake up, one to sleep, one to calm down, one to feel energetic, all at same appointment. Natural pick-me-up: exercise (my wife loves running in place for about 15 to 30 seconds). ...Read more

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When I drink caffeine, even weak tea, I get massive headaches/migranes and abdominal cramps and need the loo a lot. Is this an allergy or an intollerce or something else? And can you recomend alternatives for quick pick-me-ups?

Avoid Caffeine & Tea: It appears from your symptoms that you are very intolerant of tea itself at least and perhaps also caffeine. Caffeine is one of the biggest risk factors and causes of migraines and their recurrence. Avoidance is best option. As far as pick me ups try hydrating with more water as this always helps and get plenty of sleep. Perhaps a little chocolate if caffeine isn't the cause? ;-) be careful! ...Read more

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Red bumps (blisters) in back of throat. Sore when I swallow, but not too bad; drinking a lot of tea. Any ideas what it could be? Allergies? Infection?

Red bumps (blisters) in back of throat. Sore when I swallow, but not too bad; drinking a lot of tea. Any ideas what it could be? Allergies? Infection?

Could be either: If it is there for few days and no sign of recovery, please see your doctor to make sure it is not an infection, if it is allergies, then you need evaluation by your doctor first and probably an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Do drug addicts use de-tox tea?

Do drug addicts use de-tox tea?

No: It is a tea sold and promoted to cleanse your body of toxins and does not detox from the drugs, and is not used by drug addicts. ...Read more

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Can tea really improve help? How?

Yes: Tea has several effects which are beneficial to health. Most important may be the relaxation of taking time to make it and enjoy it. ...Read more

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Is to much ice tea bad for u.Sweet tea?

Is to much ice tea bad for u.Sweet tea?

Yes: Sweet ice tea is loaded with sugar so yes it is bad for you. Regular iced tea is not as bad; if you do it without sugar its fine or small amounts. Furthermore all caffeine is dehydrating so if trying to lose weight, this should be decreased and substituted with plain water. ...Read more

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Is homemade lipton sweet tea bad for you?

Is homemade lipton sweet tea bad for you?

Depends: It depends on how much sugar it's made with. Having a little sugar with your tea is not a big deal; having a little tea with your sugar is a problem. I suggest patients skip the sugar & use an artificial sweetener if needed. ...Read more

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Which types of herbs or tea is good for these symptoms?

Which sxs? .: Looks the start of a great question but the symptoms were left off. Please re-ask & clarify. ...Read more

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Is there much difference between types of teas, beside how it's processed?

Teas: They taste different is all I can tell. Not sure what you mean by difference? ...Read more

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Is green tea healthy?

Is green tea healthy?

Yes: Various studies have shown that there are benefits. Here is some information:
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/features/health-benefits-of-green-tea ...Read more

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How to make green tea?

How to make green tea?

It's pretty easy...: Get a teapot. Put in a pinch of green tea leaves. Add some boiling water (carefully!), and wait 10 minutes. Pour out some hot green tea into a cup. Wait for it to cool to the desired temperature. One can drink from the same teapot as the day goes by (the tea is fine at room temperature too). ...Read more

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Green tea is good for?

Quenching your: Thirst. It has antioxidants and may be useful in preventing cell damage from oxidants. But the useful effects are difficult to quantitate. ...Read more

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Will tea stop headache?

Will tea stop headache?

Maybe: Depending on the reason for headache, it may. Fluids usually help but tea can be dehydrating. ...Read more