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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

Wednesday: 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.

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Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

Allergy and Immunology

Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

Languages spoken

English, German, Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

442 Answers
90 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
If : If you have open-angle glaucoma, both medications are safe. You need to remember that zyrtec may be sedating while Allegra (fexofenadine) usually does... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
No nickel, may itch: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not contain nickel, it does contain silicone. Less than 5% of patients implanted with Mirena (levonorgestrel) complained ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
He needs a physician: Acyclovir can cause renal damage. As your boyfriend already has kidney disease, the dose of Acyclovir needs to be based on his renal function. Most im... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Should not take: A teenager, regardless of allergy, should not be on diet pills. She should be on a reasonable diet, preferably with the the help of a pediatric dietic... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Blebs and pleurisy?: I don't think i can give you a straight answer without more information. What were the resections for? Do you mean you had recurrent pneumothorax? An... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
What disease?: I suspect you mean collagen vascular disease. However, i need more information and what part of the country you live in to give y ou a meaningful answ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: Methotrexate is a potent immunosuppressive medication . It also helps reduce the need for corticosteroids that have significant side effects. Its majo... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Agree : Agree that legal services would be most qualified to answer you. However, in quite a number of states parents are allowed to exempt their children fro... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Need more info: You are telling me that you have difficulty breathing. To be able to help you, please describe under what circumstances you feel difficulty breathing... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
See a physician: Hsp may affect the kidneys and cause hypertension. See an internist right away. Depending o what is found, you may have to see a kidney specialst. Don... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Probably yes: Zzzquil is just another brand name to Diphenhydramine 25mg. Other brand names are benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and unisom. It is ok to give it only at ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: Why were CD8 lymphocytes measured in the first place. If you have a low total number of lymphocytes, then CD8 may be low as part of the lymphocytopeni... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
You are lucky: You should see an allergist/immunologist and/or dermatologist. As you live in Denver, go either to National Jewish Health at 1400 Jackson or to the Un... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
You should increase!: If your asthma gets worse, or if you have a viral cold, which causes asthma to get worse, you need to increase the use of your inhaled steroid. There... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Unlikely: KY jelly can dry out and has a few ingredients that can cause irritation or even allergic contact dermatitis. However, it is unlikely to cause reactio... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Absolutely not.: Behcet's disease is an autoimmune disease, affecting several parts of the body. It is not caused by missing or persisting teeth.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
May not help: Guaifenesin (mucinex) helps bring up mucus. It may help with your nose. However, irrigating your nose with saline is going to be much more effective. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Yes, you should: Oral sex haws a low, but real chance of transmitting HIV. If the sex was less than 3 months ago, you should undergo a HIV RNA PCR test (viral load). I... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Unlikely: The contents of the canister have no chemicals that are related to any metal. Therefore, a reaction to the medication is unlikely.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Not always easy: A "cold" without fever that lasts longer than 2 weeks may well be allergy rather than a clod. Allergies by then selves do not cause fever. Typical all... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Normal PFTs: You don't tell us what your fvc is, nor your weight. Your fev1 is high normal, residual volume and diffusion capacity are normal as well. These data e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
May not be allergy: You don't tell me how the bumps look, but I assume they are small and don't itch. You may not have any allergy - there are many causes for facial bump... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Lung irritation: Burning poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac releases an oil, urushiol, when the leaf or other plant parts are bruised, damaged. It can be very da... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: If you have lief-threatening even to a little dust of nuts in the air, you should not go. If you can be near other people who eat nuts and peanuts (pe... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Need more info: You don't mention why you had pfts in the first place. The combination of a mild obstructive defect with normal volumes and high diffusion is typical ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
No CVID now: Your igm is normal, your igg and IgA are mildly reduced. You don't have cvid at this point. You don't tell me what prompted the tests, so i can not ma... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Possibly: Autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's) can be associated with diffuse enlargement of lymph nodes, including those behind the ears. Other systemic sympto... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
What reaction?: Do you mean swelling of upper lip or rash. If it is swelling, a cold pack and antihistamine may be helpful. If it is a rash on the upper lip an antih... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
No disease probably: A woman at age 50 may have a low titer ANA without any disease to go with it. Primary fsgs is not associated with positive ana. An elevated C4 is an "... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Not necessarily: While penicillin and Cephalexin (keflex) share some features, allergy to one does not necessarily to one mean that you are allergic to the other. See ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Usually not: Most common antihistamines and steroids, used for allergy do not interact with penicillin.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Most probably not: There is no interaction between the 2 drugs, nor is their structure similar. However, people who are allergic to one drug, are more likely than others... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: A scratchy throat for just a few days is usually associated with a cold and you can treat it with salt water gargles or OTC cold lozenges. A long last... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Rapid heart rate: It depends. If you run a fever, drink a lot of coffee or other caffeine-containing beverages, run around, are excited, or are in a very hot environmen... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
YES, IT MAY: First, what exact vasculitis you mean. If it is churg-strauss, it can cause damage in lungs, some nerves, even leading to paralysis, heart problems. K... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
No cereals!: Gluten is a protein in whet and related cereals. In order to avoid it, one needs to avoid bread, nearly all baked goods, you would need to read labels... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Also infection: While 80% of asthma patients have allergies, there are patients whose asthma starts after they had a respiratory infection. Those infections can be du... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Destroys the gut: Antibodies to a protein in cereals, an enzyme and the cells lining the small intestines cause inflammation that destroys the those cells. The result ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
A good physician: Overall weakness has many causes. First of all see a good internist.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: Acute HIV infection may present within weeks and feel like a common viral infection and usuallly resolves within a few days. The disease can be diagno... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Almost: Currently there are truly effective medications that control aids very well. Still, the medications have side effects and some of them contribute to e... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
See a physician!: Based on your history, you may have shortness of breath because of your heart problems, your anxiety, or sub-clinical asthma associated with allergy. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: If you don't have allergies and the symptoms have lasted a few days, you probably have a viral upper respiratory infection with bronchitis (no antibio... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Are you allergic?: First of all, are you truly allergic? If you can tolerate cheese and yogurt, but not milk and ice cream, odds are that you have lactase deficiency, wh... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
probably: First of all, how do you know you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? The medication is actually 2 drugs (amomxicillin+clavulani... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Is it allergy?: If you are allergic to shellfish, don't eat abalone. Feeling numb is not necessarily a symptom of allergy. If you are allergic and going to eat shellf... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
It depends: You don't tell us what symptoms you have and what you are already doing about them. If y ou have mainly allergies to the environment affecting your ey... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
See a physician!: Itching without any allergy symptoms can be a sign of several diseases, from minor to serious. "first aid" would be to shower in lukewarm water, use a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Neither, may be: You don't tell us how severe your diarrhea was. Still, a one time diarrhea may be of unknown cause or food poisoning. Diarrhea due to food allergy wou... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Absolutely: Allergy symptoms to pollen, pets, etc. Can last as long as those allergens are around. In ohio, for instance, ragweed pollen are present from early au... 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,
HealthTap member
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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