ArticlesBlog Common Allergy Myths BUSTED February 28, 2020100 Related tags : allergies allergist doctor blood test allergies Doctor Mike dr. mike food allergies food allergy food allergy treatment immune boosting supplements mike varshavski milk mucus oral allergy syndrome peanut allergies peanut allergy peanut allergy treatment penicillin allergy preventing peanut allergy Post navigation Previous Article KRCG-TV 10pm News, December 16, 2017 Next Article 5 pets die in Salmon Creek house fire Comments (100) February 28, 2020 at 1:35 pm Someone from Nasa recently declared Pluto a planet again. Reply February 28, 2020 at 1:48 pm Hey Dr Mike, I’m working on weight loss and a friend told me to try SARMs. I don’t know what this is, and when I look it up I don’t trust the people talking about it. What are your thoughts? Reply February 28, 2020 at 1:49 pm Dr Mike: Let’s talk about allergies. Me: Can you please talk about Urticaria! (In my Head: People think I’m crazy at, please talk about Urticaria so I can Prove my point! ) Dr.Mike:… Me: Great talk about allergies, but where’s the Urticaria? Reply February 28, 2020 at 1:49 pm My facebook group with other people with psoriasis is great! It is extremely helpful to have that support. However, if one more person in that group tells me that all I have to do is change my diet, I might scream lol. It's good to have that support, but misinformation is rampant Reply February 28, 2020 at 1:51 pm Fungi used to be considered plants.Science is constantly evolving, people. Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:04 pm My son did the penicillin challenge after rash, he’s not allergic. Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:16 pm Allergy shots were my savior, I was a mess sniffling every five seconds when I was a kid and now I just take an anti histamine (after the shots) and I have no problem playing with my dogs 😀 Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:17 pm @Doctor Mike Can you do a video on beard growth, and some of the hair growth companies and formulas out today. I thought about purchasing a product to help my beard grow thicker and fill in the patchiness, but I have a feeling these products are scams and haven't purchased any. Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm Nice try big dairy >.> Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:25 pm Shout out to Israeli Bamba! So much fun hearing you guys talk about it, while here in Israel. Come visit! Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:27 pm Hey Dr. MikeI reall love your content. It has made me also create another channel like yours…Thank You for the encouragement Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:30 pm Btw you say a red flag is if the same person helping you is also trying to sell you something, and thats really true.But don't doctors work for the same organisation or whatever as the medicine industry? Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:36 pm Hello doc mike from philippines i have a question what do you think about std ??? Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:42 pm Go play minecraft Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:47 pm First of all I saw a gamer tag with beewoop…was that you? Because I destroyed you bro lol Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm Bee-woop! Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm I like to use oxymetazoline HCL it clears me up even when I have a cold or flu but primarily for allergies. Reply February 28, 2020 at 2:59 pm On and off understanding for just a regular person like me Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm It's me! I have oral allergy syndrome. Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:15 pm 2nd generation antihistamines still make me sleepy and causes grogginess. I save it for when I really really need it. My kid’s allergist told me dairy can increase mucus production. So which one of you is right?😒 Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:22 pm I thought its about busting a nut allergy whats wrong with me Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:25 pm question: will the corona virus slowly subside as the temperature rises?also i want to pursue clinical psychology could you tell me the way to go about it, like the subjects i need and college courses.thanks 🙂 Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm Question: Why do i get tired after eating certain food like beef or chickpeas? Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:33 pm When is the next update for corona 👍 Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:47 pm I am told all my life that I have an allegy to Ampicillin, is my life now a lie? Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm so you are telling me I still can eat banana bread no problem???(I'm allergic to bananas) ugh I'm so annoyed I had no idea Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm Hey Doctor Mike, I want to ask a question. bee woop Is eating fried banana chips healthy or not? Fried with oil, a pinch of salt ( or less ) ? Thank you! Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm My son is allergic to the flu shot. He had a reaction both years his pediatrician gave it to him. Are you saying that he might be able take it now? He gets hives, shot location turns red, and he gets an itchy rash. I give my other 3 kids the flu shot, but not him because of how reactions. So, what's your opinion of this then? Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:53 pm I used to be extremely lactose intolerent when I was like 2 years old (internal bleeding) now I can have a couple liters with the worst thing possibe of occuring being a stomach ache Reply February 28, 2020 at 3:55 pm Me: Opens box of old stuff.My nose: uuuuuuuuMe: Oh god noMy nose: CHOO CHOO CHOO CHOO CHOO CHOO CHOO CHOO CHOO CHOO Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:08 pm I take Benadryl and I don’t get sleepy or feel any different in general at all but when my dad takes it he gets really sleepy. I have to take Benadryl almost every day because I break out in random rashes and get really itchy suddenly Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:08 pm Any chance you could do another COVID-19 update? I keep hearing rumors and stuff changing and it’s difficult to sift through what is and is not true, been trying to stick to official CDC/WHO sources but I’m seeing a lot of new information, accurate and inaccurate, floating around Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:10 pm Will I have rhinitis ( hay fever)forever and can I keep eating raw fruits and veggies? even though they make my throat itch but not swell. Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:12 pm When I was born I was allergic to penicillin but I'm fine now. I get hay fever from time to time but that's all my allergies Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:14 pm About penicillin allergy, my grandma’s boyfriend once told a story about how during army (he was in a really poor country), he got sick (not sure if malaria or something along those lines) and he was given penicillin. This resulted in a massive allergic reaction and further as an adult he developed vitiligo, according to him/his doctor, it was as a consequence of that allergy. I’m not sure if I’m recalling the story correctly, but heck, I didn’t a bad allergic reaction could cause vitiligo later on! Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm Hey Dr mike, I love watch you, I was wondering if you could please make a video talking about maybe what I could do to help get off cigarettes. I'm 23 and have been smoking since about 14, so I was just wondering if there is anything I can do to help make myself healthier, or for any nicotine users actually! Thank you Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:36 pm In today's world it seems like every other person has a peanut allergy. Is this allergy really that bad or do some people just fake it. Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:36 pm Pluto is considered a dwarf planet, isn't it? (I didn't fact check) Which is apparently different than a regular parent? Maybe? Not sure Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:37 pm Oh hell yeah, a new doctor Mike video!… 34 minutes… You know, I think I'll just drop a like & leave. I don't even have allergies Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:39 pm I’m one of those people that if I eat a fresh apple with skin, my throat itches and swells a bit. Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:41 pm My tongue gets scratchy with some tropical fruits, like mangoes and unripe bananas. It’s a weird thing but I don’t really mind it. Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm In Soviet Russia, you cure the doctor. Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:53 pm the funny thing about the dairy "fact" is that I practise the exact opposite… whenever I have a throat complaint that I'm trying to get rid off I usualy overdose on "builder's" tea and chocolate (and honey sometimes comes out if its realy bad); often sorts it out in a day or two for me. I find the viscosity of the milk/chocolate helps soothe my throat and I could guess it also helps the mucus trap the infection? (grasping at straws for that last bit) Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:54 pm 5:52 that is sooo true.. I use a nasal constricting spray "AVAMYS" before bed (doctor orders) because of my allergic rhinitis and just noticed my nose keeps getting very congestioned during the day and yesterday I noticed some blood in the tissue I uhad just used to clean my nose Not in a large scale or anything but i found it weird as i never get nose bleeds or anything of some sort. I stoped using the spray since yesterday to see if gets better now i will for sure stop it for a long term Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:58 pm Dr mike i am recently having a lot of pain in my lower jaw and my teeth and also a lot of chest pain but only for a short period of time ater two hours it goes and comes again the next day.May be you can help Reply February 28, 2020 at 4:59 pm Thank You so much doctors for telling people that there is no so thing as hypoallergenic pets. Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:03 pm Isn't it not good to be to clean? Doesn't that breed new types of super bugs and viruses? Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:06 pm You had a perfect oppurtunity to name the video "Busting a nut"… shame on you Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:19 pm IKA: Someone once told me their neighbor had terminal cancer. She said dewormer (fenbendazole) cured him. He swears by it.LOL Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm 21:09 your experience is not what everyone will have and or informative for everyone Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm Hi from Egypt. I really like your vedios. Would you please make a vedio about nasal sinus allergy Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:25 pm What about covid-19 Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:32 pm Hypoallergenic doesn't mean no one is allergic to the pet. It just means that fewer people are. And people are definitely less likely to have allergic reactions to non-shedding breeds like poodles.You sound like that antivaxxer mom who said that instead of "chemicals" doctors should expose kids to a weakened form of virus to help them build "natural immunity." Or those rare Republicans who oppose "Medicare for all" but support the government taxing people and then paying healthcare costs. Like dude, the thing you're opposing by name you're actually supporting when it's described to you. Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:35 pm @DrMikeIs it true that your allergic reaction can get more severe the more you consume the food you're allergic too?Is an allergic reaction constant or unpredictable?I'm allergic to eggs and nuts so I've avoided them my whole life. I'm 18 years old now. Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:45 pm I came here for magic mike. Guess what! I'm right! Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:47 pm Bruh my entire life I really thought kiwis were just spicy Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:48 pm Dr. Mike make video on hair loss and how to prevent in 20s Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:50 pm I had no idea Benadryl had any affects on how impaired a person is. I'm a person with environmental allergies who takes Zyrtec everyday, and if I go about 3 days without taking it or clariton or something, my eyes will swell up and I won't be able to stop sneezing and stuff, and every once in a while, if something happens and I don't have my usual medicine I'll just take Benadryl. It probably actually happens only about once every few months, but it's just interesting to hear them talk about it Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:51 pm Hey Dr. Mike! Can you please do another video to address COVID-19, especially with all the new updates and the WHO raising it's classification? Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:53 pm Q&A QUESTION: What can we do to prevent dementia/alzheimer’s? Reply February 28, 2020 at 5:57 pm Hey Doctor Mike! I have a question ! I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and that causes hypermobility and chronic pain in most of my body especially in my legs. I am a prosthetist and orthotist so I spend most of my days on my feet and take care of patients everyday. Painkillers don't work very well and using crutches is not the best (can't use my hands and so don't use them). Do you think getting a wheelchair would be a good idea ?Love your videos you're amazing ! Really hope you can reply to this message in a Wednesday checkup (my Insta @bendy.bee) Reply February 28, 2020 at 6:06 pm I believe that the theory of hypoallergenic pet means that the breed tends to produce less dander than other breeds. For example, it has been said labs are known to produce large amounts while yorkies tend to produce lower levels making them “hypo allergenic. There have been studies that shown this to be false and studies that show this to be true. Dr. S is right though. Find out what you are allergic to. I am not allergic to Yorkies but have anaphylactic reactions to Labs. Allergy shots were the only thing that worked for me. I could not even be in a room with a lab and was able to eventually able to live with one. It was fascinating to see the level of severity of allergic reaction. Reply February 28, 2020 at 6:11 pm She's a delight you knew? there are gold peanuts which of course you can buy at the store Reply February 28, 2020 at 6:14 pm Adult onset allergies are the most quirky things I’ve experienced. Reply February 28, 2020 at 6:22 pm When Dr. Mike talks about his video on challenging your brain, and when you don’t feel challenged you start to feel anxious, does anyone know what video he’s referring to? Reply February 28, 2020 at 6:44 pm Great video! Dr. Mike I would love to see your thoughts on Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop line and how it can be harmful to everyone involved. Reply February 28, 2020 at 6:45 pm me, binging on all these allergies videos. mainly because i'm in a bind. my past doctor suggested me to get an allergy test done because i had a severe allergy rash all over my body, for like a week before it was fully gone. my dumbass was thinking it's dengue 😂. i'm worried it might be unnecessary and wasteful since it's quite expensive to do it, ( i live in malaysia and the prices as far as i know are rm800+ ), i don't know why i increasingly become more and more allergic to things. I haven't gone to a proper doctor yet, and currently taking cetrizine everytime i have allergic reactions to things i ate, touch or exposed. anyone has experience in increasingly becoming allergies? what was your diagnosis? Reply February 28, 2020 at 6:49 pm What do you think about vitamin D and turmeric? My allergist that I saw always gave me handouts and talked to me about them EVERY TIME I saw him. I have oral allergy syndrome( trees, weeds, and grasses). Reply February 28, 2020 at 6:51 pm 29:24 Pluto is not a planet because when you look at its orbit around the sun, it's tilted. All 8 other planets are moving pretty much on the same plane. When the 10th and 11th planets were discovered, they were more similar to Pluto than all the other planets, so it was much more sensible to classify them as their own group and not as part of the solar system. Reply February 28, 2020 at 6:56 pm Can you guys do make a series of CEs together? Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:01 pm 12:43 hey that sounds like mee except I’m still allergic just not going to die bad Inflammation nausea + yes dying no Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:02 pm Yeah my doctor refuses to do allergy shots (or even allergy testing) and daily use of nasal spray causes paradoxical reactions but my allergies trigger my asthma to the point I am on the floor coughing until I vomit, my throat closes up and I'm being forcibly made to take time off work and scared I'm going to lose my job and therefore my accommodation that comes with it. Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:03 pm Make a vid about trypophobia. Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:03 pm Is there a good way to avoid a peanut allergy in a child if one of the parents has a severe peanut allergy? Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:14 pm I get an itchy mouth with pineapple and kiwi. Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:15 pm Is it possible for a person not to have any allergies at all throughout their life? Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:18 pm I love this Dr. Mike thank you! Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:19 pm 21:25 to 22:11 I appreciate that. Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm This information is mostly food allergy related and I was wondering what differs with cosmetic allergies or sensitivities? I have found I am unable to use things like chap stick or Neosporin and some lotions because I get redness, itchiness, swelling and a rash, but with so many ingredients its hard to tell exactly what I have an issue with. What is the approach to make with a doctor with these types of allergies? Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm Hey idk if you will see this but i have anger issius so when i get pissed off i hit door or wall and i am scared that i will brake my hand and it almoste happend and it was maby 3 months ago and i am still scared so what can i do please answer….. P.S i am new at your channel but i like it aready Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:21 pm Now i want to revisit if i am allergic to Valtrex. Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:23 pm Can you grow out of a drug allergy? I’ve had an allergic reaction to medication containing sulpha when I was really young (I cannot remember anything about it my mom told me) so I’ve always wondered if I would to this day almost 12 years later be allergic Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:25 pm My brother was allergic to almost everything trees,bees,grass,bugs etc but the next year he was allergic to nothing Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:25 pm There's been the first report of Covid-19 in Auckland, New Zealand. Should I be worried? Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:29 pm Is it just me or does Dr Mike ( respect) look like buff Jonah hill? Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:43 pm Question! How come you lower the radio to see better when we're driving? Lol Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:52 pm I am sorry but I hate this clickbaity types of thumbnails.My mother tried almost everything to make me eat and adapt to starwberries and I still lose my breath and puke and get itchy skin when I eat them. Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:54 pm That's off topic but,Doctor whenever I look at you my heartbeats faster. My eyes stops blinking and sometimes I can even hear violens playing around me. WHAT TO DO!!!! Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:56 pm Would love to see a new covid-19 video now that the panic has set in. Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:57 pm Do you ever have victims of sexual assault coming in? If so can you make a video about it or talk about how you navigate that conversation and what symptoms they present? Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:58 pm Hi Dr. Mike, I was wondering when we can expect another video on the novel coronavirus? I really trust & respect your opinion, thank you for these informative videos! Reply February 28, 2020 at 7:58 pm Amazing video done incredibly well. Thank you both for your time, interest, and effort! Reply February 28, 2020 at 8:01 pm Dr. Mike: Don’t drive a car after taking Benadryl. Me: Well I rode a horse after taking Benadryl. Reply February 28, 2020 at 8:04 pm I'm glad you mentioned the egg allergy/flu shot. The last time I had one was ten yrs ago. I signed a waiver that said ppl with an egg allergy shouldn't get this. Mine is mild, so I wasn't concerned. I came down with the flu the same night. Yes, it could have been coincidence. But I was sick as a dog for 4 months. Reply February 28, 2020 at 8:04 pm I failed to mention I have a compromised immune system from Fibromyalgia. So I've always been too scared to get another. Reply February 28, 2020 at 8:05 pm I was to bored to watch the video so I have a question how do you get red of a penut alegy Reply February 28, 2020 at 8:05 pm Why is he smiling? Thousands are suffering and thousands more will suffer and die because of this guy downplaying Covid-19 and telling people to not worry and be happy. WHO, Philip DeFranco and Doctor Mike are to blame for severe misinformation. And they are the reason why so many people are unprepared physically and mentally for what is about to come. Remember: "Don't be anxious, things will be ok, let's all trust WHO". Lmao! What a worthless advice from a joke Instagram doctor. My advice: prepare seriously or you will panic later. Reply February 28, 2020 at 8:08 pm I have a penicillin allergy that started in childhood, and I've developed allergies to several other antibiotics as an adult. It actually runs in my family. Reply February 28, 2020 at 8:13 pm Can you please clarify this information?I have lately seen some ads stating that children don't gain much weight when they eat junk but adults instantly do because children mostly have brown fat while adults have white fat. They are also claiming that there are methods to convert the white fat to brown somehow. Is it possible? Reply February 28, 2020 at 8:22 pm Hey im a kid 12 year old and i want to know if i should wear a mask about the coronavirus Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.