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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have an allergy issue I would like to talk to a doctor

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: hi i have an allergy issue I would like to talk to a doctor about if possible?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no i haven't and I am not taking any medication for it as yet
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I take Ventolin for my asthma and mirtazapine for my anxiety
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: i dont think so

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
What's your question please?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Hi - I have been having a red skin reaction all over my face when I drink alcohol can I take anything to help this?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Are you still online?

How long has that been going on?

And does it happen with every alcoholic beverage?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Hi about a year or so and yes it always happens when drinking alcohol
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Mainly beer

Most times this isn't really an allergy to alcohol itself but to the other ingredients, especially in wine and beer

You can take either a Claritin or a Zyrtec half an hour before you drink to prevent that--that won't have any adverse interactions with the alcohol

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
thanks
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
that's all thanks