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Dr. Paul Williams

Allergy and Immunology
Mount Vernon, WA
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mount Vernon, WA

Address

1801 E Division St, Mount Vernon, WA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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Uniform medical plan

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About

Bio

Born in Seattle, WA. Attended Seattle University, University of Washington School of Medicine. Pediatric residency at the University of Rochester, NY, Allergy Training at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Full time practice in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Clinical Faculty University of Washington School of Medicine

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

129 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
New allergy: You are correct that there is not a relationship between sulfa and sulfate, but some patients can develop an allergy to other things, or the rash is u... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Possible Vasculitis: This needs to be seen and perhaps a skin biopsy needs to be done. You could have a condition that is causing inflammation of your blood vessels.
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Consult a doctor: Black swelling implies bleeding, which is not usually the case with allergies. Any history of trauma. Is it painful to touch or to move your eyeball... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Need to see a doctor: Vertigo can be a sign of a serious underlying condition and needs to be evaluated
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Use cream or ointmen: Lotions are not very effective moisturizers because they evaporate quickly. Creams or ointments are more effective for that purpose. Topical steroid... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Family, allergies: A history of asthma in a parent or sibling, and allergies to inhaled allergens, smoking or exposure to environmental tobacco smoke are the main risk f... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Hydrocortisone cream: You can get a low potency steroid cream over the counter, called 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If this does not relieve the symptoms, then you will need t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Possible infection: In this age group, runny nose and cough are usually due to infection. Most commonly a viral infection but if symptoms have been present for more tha... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See your doctor!: Although itching can be due to an allergic reaction, it could also be due to many other causes. Your doctor will need to take a careful history and e... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No treatment: Oral allergy syndrome is not treatable. The only option is to avoid the food that triggers the reaction, although cooking the food can eliminate the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Possible: Guaifenisen is usually well tolerated, but could be the cause of such symptoms in some people. They only way to know is to stop the medication and s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: Just about any medication could cause a bad allergic reaction, but otherwise it is difficult to answer your question without knowing specific symptoms... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Immune system is OK: People who have oral allergy syndrome are allergic to plant pollens. This means that their immune system is quite reactive and otherwise healthy.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Location is key: Athlete's foot typically results in a rash between the toes. Allergic reactions are usually due to contact with the allergen and would be on the top ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See a doctor: Their isn't a condition of histamine intolerance. There are multiple reasons why your son may have itchy spots, and the rash needs to be seen to iden... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: Allergies can indeed be causes, but often the reason for itching can be elusive.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
On occasion: Not common, but uncontrolled allergies can sometimes cause symptoms like weakness, fatigue and low grade fever. Seasonal allergies are also called "h... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
When symptoms start: Allergies can develop at any age. In infants, the most common manifestation of allergic is a chronic, itchy skin rash called eczema. Infants can als... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
AAP: The american academy of pediatrics has a place to find a physician on their website.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: Histamine is released from cells in the body that are associated classically with allergic reactions.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Depends on schedule: There are some variabilites in the method of administering allergy shots, and it could depend on the age of your child. Some offices are doing cluste... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Proteins: Pollens contain proteins that trigger immune reactions in people with a genetic predisposition to develop allergies.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Colds: Colds are the most common cause of swelling of the nasal passages, but persistent symptoms that do not start to improve after 10-14 days may represent... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Discuss with your MD: The diagnosis of a food allergy is made by taking a careful history and identifying problems that could be due to food allergies, and correlating expo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
AKA Eczema: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing itchy skin rash that often occurs in the flexor creases, neck, ankles and wrists. In children, allergies ar... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Too much pressure?: Well-meaning parents are often concerned that there child is not eating enough and the child begins to feel pressure to eat. Complaints of feeling fu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Asthma is common: Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in childhood, affecting 9% of the pediatric population. As many as 30% of children will have whee... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See your doctor: It is unlikely that you have a serious illness, but that cannot be excluded without a complete history and physical exam.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No treatment: Ear infections may not require any treatment at all. Most resolve with time, and treatment may only be necessary if complications arise or the patien... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
What is eczema: Eczema is a diagnosis of a chronic, recurrent, itchy skin rash that can be caused by several factors. Care of the skin and use of anti-inflammatory c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Uncommon: Nasal polyps are not common in childhood. Can be due to allergic disease or cystic fibrosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Many symptoms: Asthma symptoms are classically wheezing ( a whistling noise when breathing out), cough and shortness of breath. Less obvious symptoms might be a pro... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
EBV infection: Mononucleosis is an infection caused by the ebstein-barr virus. Typically this infection causes a sore throat, swollen glands in the neck, and occasi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
May be allergy: Abdominal skin itching often accomplanies other skin itching, but by itself may be due to a localized problems such as contact dermatitis or stretch m... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Mouth itching, hives: Some patients with banana allergies may have cross reactivity with pollen allergies, with mouth itching, but on occasion can also have more serious sy... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Topical steroids: Topical steroids creams or ointments are effective treatments for hand eczema. Sometimes a contact allergy can cause hand dermatitis, so it may be he... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Vaseline: The chapping is due to drying of the skin from rubbing with paper tissues. Vaseline acts as a good moisturizing agent as well as a barrier to the con... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Food intolerance?: There are several types of food intolerances, and they aren't always due to allergies. Food allergies usually cause a rash as well as other symptoms,... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Cook the food: Oral allergy syndrome can be caused by a large variety of foods, so the answer to your question depends on the foods that bother you. Most foods that... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
What symptoms?: If you are referring to your asthma not improving after this treatment, then perhaps you need a higher dose of steroids, or a different antibiotic, al... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
You are at risk: Asthma is your mother increases your likelihood of getting asthma. About 30% of children with one parent with asthma will also develop asthma.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
May be the same: Reactive airway disease is a more general term that includes asthma, but also other conditions that can present with wheezing or shortness of breath. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Depends: General anesthesia can often make an asthma attack better, but patients with severe asthma and poor lung function can be more difficult to wean off an... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Depends on reason: Both are antihistamines, both are effective for allergies. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be more potent and work better in some individuals, but cau... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Depends on the med: Some antihistamines, especially when combined with decongestants, can aggravate an irregular heartbeat. Some antibiotics should also be avoided if yo... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See your doctor: These rashes can be distinguished by history, exam and perhaps testing.
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Stinging: The most common side effect associated with the use of Protopic ointment is stinging or burning after application. Ingestion of this medication is as... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
True: Most viral infections are contagious beginning a day or so before the onset of symptoms.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Lots of effects: Histamine is a chemical that is ordinarily present in different types of cells in the body. It has multiple effects on blood vessels, glands and nerv... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Reactions can be OAS: All these foods have been associated with the oral allergy syndrome, but reactions to coconuts and cashews can also be life-threatening allergies inde... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Mary Lasley
Dec 2, 2012
He is an excellent asthma and allergy physician who works in Mt. Vernon, Everett and Eastern Washington. He provides comprehensive and compassionate care to his patients. He holds local, state, and ...Read More
Dr. Frank Virant
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I've known Paul for over 20 years. He is a caring, attentive, knowledgable top-notch allergy/asthma/immunology specialist.
Dr. Leonard Altman
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I received histamine allergy diagnosis, it's hard to find info on it.
HealthTap member
Thank u I needed this answer cause I was wondering why was my nose itching an bleeding thanks doc
HealthTap member
Thank you, now i can cook at ease for my baby. I really enjoy being my baby's personal chef :0)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, WA
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

University of Rochester

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Everett Region - Spring
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, Everett Region - Spring
2015
Top Allergist and Immunologist, First Place, Washington - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Providence Physician Group
Providence Centralia Hospital
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