Dr. Joram Seggev

Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Las Vegas, NV
male

Locations

Volunteers fo Medicine of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

Address

1240, N M.L.K. Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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About

Bio

I am Board-certified allergist/immunologist, also boarded in internal medicine. I trained in pulmonary medicine in Israel and became Israel board-certified in that specialty before coming to the USA for my allergy/immunology training. I had been in academic medicine , had been in private practice. I am now retired, practicing part-time in a volunteer free clinic in addition to professional, non-patient related research and professional activities.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

Allergy and Immunology

Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

Languages spoken

English, German, Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Vanicrream: The vanicream line of hypoallergenic skin products, which includes cream, lotion, soap, shampoo, conditioner and sun screen, is nearly always safae.
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A member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
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More info: Please explain what it is that bothers you. Histamine is a chemical that causes allergic symptoms in every body, so that taking meds as suggested may ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Not really: Celiac disease is caused by antibodies, mainly of a class that is called iga, that destroy the lining of the small intestine (gut). Those antibodies a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Yes, it is: Medications that are safe include Loratadine and Cetirizine (class b) nasal steroids (only budesonide=rhinocort is class b), but the others are ok. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Various: Vasculitis means inflammation of blood vessels. There are many forms of vasculitis, depending on the size of the blood vessels whether large arteries,... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In most cases, yes: An elimination diet is an effective way of avoiding allergic reactions to foods. However, your physician should ascertain that you are allergic. A pos... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Preferably: While there is no direct correlation between the the diseases, it is advisable not to take such medications.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Sneeze, tear, itch: Symptoms depend on the affected body part. Eyes-itch, tearing and redness (no pain); nose - itching, sneezing, runny clear discharge, stuffiness, post... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Not necessarily: In addition to the substances already mentioned, latex also shares allergens (cross reacts) with foods such as avocado, banana and kiwi. So you can be... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
May have to suffer: Cat allergen is very light and easily transferred even from one person to another. You can take otc antihistamines, such as fexofenadine or cetirizine... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Wait longer: Because allergic reactions after a shot can occur up to 2 hours after you receive it, you should not exercise for that length of time. Most, but not ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Diagnosis first: If our eyes actually hurt, you need to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor, md) asap. If red an ditch along with some discomfort (but no pain), use col... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Take a pill: If you are otherwise healthy, have no diabetes, high blood pressure or thyroid problems and you are younger than 60, you can take an otc decogestant ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Acceptable treatment: You don't provide enough clinical data for a more meaningful answer. Interferon is an acceptable treatment for systemic mastocytosis. However, if your... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
You need to see a physician, No sensible physician would give you any advice without examining you.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Toddlers and dirt: There is a good chance that exposure to germs, both bacteria and certain common viruses, dirt, as in growing on a farm and catching infections from o... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: If her nose has been running just for a few days, you may try nasal rinsing with saline. If she has had a runny nose for a long time and without fever... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Allergic shiners: The dark circles are the result of dilated small veins in the lower eyelids. It is a well-known symptoms of poorly controlled allergy. Cold compresses... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Time to rethink: Allergen immunotherapy may take from 3 to 5 years for completion but most patients feel a moderate response after one year, significant after 2 years.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Zyrtec (cetirizine) : Zyrtec is class b as well. However, it does control nasal congestion (stuffiness) very well. If you are still symptomatic, see your physician about p... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Not really: Beclomethasone (bdp) has an active metabolite that sticks around in the blood stream for 15 hours. Flovent does not. There are some studies that sugg... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Possibly go to ER: If you still have severe pain, you should call your physician and if unavailable, go to er. Even hard stool should not cause pain when moving along t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
You can't: If you want to be certain that you are truly fine, you need to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases (sti). If you don't want to go to a physici... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It has been reported: There are very few reports of vitiligo worsening or occurring as a side effect of treating patients with the biologic for other auto-immune diseases. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Common cold: Allergy is not associated with fever, unless you develop a complication, such as an ear infection. Your symptoms suggest a viral upper respiratory inf... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Agree : Agree with both answers. From what you describe you probably have seasonal asthma that is not controlled on what you are taking and you need to receiv... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
First, : First, we need more information. Do you have any symptoms of nasal allergy ("hay fever"? If you have allergies, the increase in pollen may be the caus... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Probably unrelated: In marked contrast to nickel. There are no clear reports on allergic reactions to titanium. The few reports that claim to describe allergy to the meta... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: Unfortunately, you don'[t provide enough information. Why was C3 measured in the first place? Also, what other protein is high? C3 is also an "acute p... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
EBV and health: Most adult people have been infected with ebv at some point in their life. Therefore, it is very common to find antibodies to the virus, evidence of p... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Grapefruit - problem: Grapefruit may cause an increase in the amount of some medications (interaction), which can leas to side effects. Therefore, those medications and gra... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Shingles X2 not rare: Getting shingles twice is not that rare; i had shingles at ages 5 and 19 - at a time well before the aids era. The virus stays in the body, within ner... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Lab is not a disease: You do not give us enough data. What you are describing is a normal creatinine (not creatine, i assume), BUN and calcium. Levels are normal. Levels al... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
No gluten: Most drinks are fine because only rarely are any cereals added to beverages. As for snacks, you need to look for "gluten free". You can find them in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Not a problem: Quite a number of fungal spores will be killed by the detergents used for washing sensitive clothes. However, fungal spores are air born and we enco... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
HSV & IVF: Semen can transmit hsv1 if the donor has the disease. Semen banks screen donors, . If you are going to undergo ivf, make sure the donor has been scree... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
May be significant: Immunogloblin m (igm) is one of the 5 classes of proteins that have antibodies. C4 is part of the complement cascade, a series of proteins that are im... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Older antihstamines: Both medications are sedating antihistamines. Diphenhydramine is available over the counter in many forms; the best known brand name is benadryl (diph... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Yes, it can: Thick sputum is one of the hall marks of poorly controlled asthma and can also be the result of post nasal drip from allergic sinusitis. You need to s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Rice : Rice milk does not contain cow's milk, so it is a good replacement. On the other hand, most cow's milk allergy at this age shows up earlier, . Therefo... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
See a sub-specialist: If i read y our message correctly, you received 4 (four) g of ivig per week. This would be a low dose for the disease. I suggest you see a neurologist... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Possible, but: Zyrtec (cetirizine), is an antihistamine. Mucinex d (guaifenesin and Pseudoephedrine 120mg) is a combination of a medication to loosen secretions and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
There may be hope: We used to think that children never grow out peanut allergy. It turns out that a significant minority of children does outgrow this allergy. I assum... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
See MD!: Tongue swelling can be caused by multiple causes including, allergy; some rare diseases; trauma (such as inadvertently biting the tongue); dental prob... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
None proven: If the anti-histamines mentioned by my colleague do not control you symptoms, you probably will need prescription medicine and/or desensitization ther... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
No easy solution: There are many treatments, none of which is 100% effective. It is caused by an auto-immune process that destroys melanocytes (the cells in the skin th... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (lcv) can occur alone or in combination with diseases like sle or hepatitis b and c, for instance. That detrmines treatmen... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Fresh food allergy: Oral allergy syndrome is due to allergy to allergens in fresh fruit and vegetables. In most cases skin testing will be positive only when testing with... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
True positive, but: As pointed out, many adults are positive for Herpes simplex type 1 by adolescence. New IgG antibodies usually ae being produced by day 10 after exposu... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Yes, you can: There is no contra-indication to continue to treat your son with ritalin, (methylphenidate) if he has been on the drug. If he has not taken the drug ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Apr 2, 2014
Dr. Seggev provides clear and concise, knowledgeable responses to Healthtap users. I look forward to learning from him as time goes on. Highly recommended.
Jan 8, 2013
Dr. Seggev has provided excellent advice on Avvo in the field of Allergy and Immunology. I endorse Dr. Seggev.
Apr 2, 2014
Dr. Seggev seems very well versed in his feild and gives caring and considerate responses,
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My wife is philippina and has taken the medicine for a long time in the philippines and was wanting to take it here in the states
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm assuming that it was the octopus as nothing else I ate/did would have caused all these hives,
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Thank you , As you know we are limited to how much info we can ask you. I will try once again 2 leave as much info as possible.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Israel
MD

Residency

Sheba medical Center, Israel

Residency

Meir Hospital/Sapir Medical Center, Israel

Awards

Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Nevada - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Nevada - Summer
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist, Second Place, National - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson, NV
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American College of Allergy Asthma Immunology
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