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Q&A: Is there a test for eyelash extension allergies?

Andrew Hirsch, MD Picture - I was wondering if there is a allergy test that can be performed to figure out why my eyelids react a certain way to eyelash extensions. I had been getting eyelash extensions for 6 months and had to stop ... View full question & answer >>

Q&A: Is there a test that will confirm if they are allergic to metal?

Jason Blalack, L.Ac., M.S. Picture - Is there a test that will confirm whether someone is having an allergic reaction to metal? I'm not referring to a skin patch test to see if you are allergic to metal. I'm talking about a test ... View full question & answer >>

Q&A: Is it okay to not have my 4 month old grandchild immunized?

Nikki Minges, L.Ac., Dipl.OM Picture - I am desperately seeking some input on immunizations. My son has opted NOT to have his 4 month old child (my grandson) immunized. Although I am outraged at this, having recently read some of the internet, ... View full question & answer >>

Q&A: What is the test for allergies?

Andrew Hirsch, MD Picture - What is the test for allergies? View full question & answer >>

Q&A: What can I do to get some sleep with congestion?

Timothy Murray, M.D. Picture - Since March I have been congested a lot. I started nasal sprays and needed to use almost every 3 hrs. I think I'm hooked. I started going cold turkey and sat up in a recliner for 3 nights but could ... View full question & answer >>

Q&A: Could I be getting acne breakouts after taking Septra DS for ten mouths because of tolerance or because I started taking Flax oil?

Amy Taub, M.D. Picture - I have moderate acne and I have been on Septra DS for ten months.It has worked very well but lately my face has been breaking out more and more. About the time it starting breaking out I started taking ... View full question & answer >>

Q&A: What should I do if I want plastic surgery done and I am allergic to a lot of things?

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon Picture - I am considering plastic surgery but my mom brought up the point that I am very allergic. She said that she thought some people who had bad allergies have died while in anesthetize, she said they would ... View full question & answer >>

Q&A: Who should I see if I continue to have sinus inflammation after deviate septum surgery?

David King, DDS Picture - I have a devieted septom that gave me a problem with my sinus( inflomation). Surgery wos not a success, seems to me that doctors do not know how to get read of inflomation that now gives me problems with ... View full question & answer >>

Q&A: What should I do if I continue to have sinus infections and medications are not working?

Stephen Imbeau, MD Picture - For about 2 months, I've been treated for acute sinusitis. Prescribed predisone 3 times, 3 different antibiotics, nasal spay, decongestant, antihistamine. The latest is xanax, so I can sleep and mellow ... View full question & answer >>

Q&A: Should I be concerned about developing muscle pain, spasms in my arms, and feeling jittery and fatigued after receiving allergy shots?

I have been getting allergy shots 1x wk. for about a 18 months. I have been experiencing muscle pain and sometimes spasms in my arms increasingly over the past 2 months. It is getting to the point where ... View full question & answer >>