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Dr. Manav Singla

Allergy and Immunology
Baltimore, MD
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Baltimore, MD

Address

Asthma, Allergy & Sinus Center,, 5430 Campbell Boulevard, Baltimore, MD
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About

Bio

Dr. Manav Singla is board certified in Allergy & Immunology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Singla graduated from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine combined B.S./M.D. program, and completed a pediatric residency at Schneider Children's Hospital and fellowship at Wake Forest University. He is actively involved in teaching doctors-in-training and holds the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

85 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
See a doctor soon: Rash starting on legs could be something more than allergy. Does it hurt? Does she have fever? Does her belly hurt? Is it raised from skin or flat... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
See your doctor: Agreed. Need to see your doctor. This could be the early signs of a sinus infection, but could be severe allergies (depending on your medical history... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Not sure: Mold can cause allergies in people sensitized so it would depend on your allergic sensitization. Otherwise if you are not allergic to them then it i... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Bad allergies!: Sounds like you had a strong skin test result. Call the allergist's office and speak with the staff or on call doctor, even if it is after hours/holi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Nasal steriod sprays: Nasal steroid sprays, when used consistently, are the most effective single agent medication. However, for some people, even that is not enough. So ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Usually no: Anaphylaxis is an immunologic reaction that happens to people who are allergic to a food (hives, swelling, cough/wheeze/shortness of breath, loss of b... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Immunologic response: A food allergy is a specific immunologic response that your body has to a food that can lead to various symptoms. This is different from a food intole... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
4-8, 2-4%: 4-8% of children in the USA are allergic to foods, and about 2-4% of adults. Allergic reactions to foods can be life threatening, so you need to be pr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
No, BUT....: Some Zicam products have been associated with loss of ability to smell. See this link http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm166931.Htm.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Maybe: There are some case reports (single cases) of it helping patients, but I do not know of any credible studies that have actually been done to criticall... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
1/2 cup bleach: Consider bleach baths – ½ cup bleach to full bathtub – bathe for 5-10 minutes two times a week. The doctor may instruct you to use a special nasal oi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
1/3: Eczema in infants/toddlers can be related to food allergies in up to ⅓ of cases.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
No: There is some evidence that early introduction of certain foods can decrease the likelihood of developing an allergy to it. So rather than waiting to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Inhibit Calcineurin: There is another group of topical drugs that are not steroids, and are very effective for eczema. These are called calcineurin inhibitors and include ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Triggers: Some things make asthma symptoms worse. These are called triggers, because they “trigger” symptoms. Common triggers are animal fur, pollen, mold, dust... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Yes!: Immunotherapy has been shown to prevent the development of new allergies and, in children, it can prevent the progression of the allergic disease from... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Hydrate & Moisturize: The main key of controlling eczema is hydration and moisturization of the skin. The best inexpensive topical is petroleum jelly (vaseline®). Lotion is... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
5 Factors: 1) length of allergy season and severity of symptoms, 2) how well medications and/or environmental controls control allergy symptoms, 3) desire to avo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
10-30%: Eczema is very common in babies, kids and adults. About 10-30% of people have eczema. It is often found in people with asthma or allergic rhinitis (... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Discuss w/ allergist: If immunotherapy is successful, maintenance treatment is generally continued for three to five years. The decision to stop immunotherapy should be dis... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Swelling: Local reactions are fairly common and present as redness and swelling at the injection site. This can happen immediately, or several hours after the t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Bathing: Moisturizing soaps are best for bathing (dove unscented®, aveeno®). For some people even these are too drying; then consider non-soap skin cleansers (... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Maybe: Lip swelling is a common sign of allergic reactions, however certainly not exclusively. Typically, if lip swelling is secondary to an allergic reactio... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Yes: Makeup commonly causes skin allergies. While I do not know much about bismuth oxychloride, you should discontinue using it. You can take it with you... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Rare: Hives that only occur after taking the medication. Swelling afterwards, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Yes: Most people who are allergic to apples have bad seasonal allergies as well. Typically, their fruit allergy results in itching of the mouth, throat and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Usually nothing: Low IgA can be associated with recurrent infections/sinus problems, etc. However, elevated IgA is likely nothing to be concerned about. Iga is one of... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Maybe: Depending on where you live, the most common outside allergen in the summer is grass pollen. So you might be allergic to that. If so, an allergy eye... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Unlikely: I find your situation interesting - both are immunologic issues. But, not having a spleen would not drop your igm levels. An isolated deficiency of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
No: Hives are common. 1 in 5 people gets them at some point in their lives. Generally, if not caused by food or drug or bee sting allergy, they are not ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Many: Some people just get sick more than others..Sometimes it's allergies. Can be frequent contact with sick people. Some people have immune problems that... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Yes: Not a bad idea. The goal would be to wash out any excess pulmicort/budesonide/steroid out of your mouth and throat - where it is not needed. Althoug... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
No: Allergy shots can not influence your menstrual cycle. So , no.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Not much: This means that you probably have seasonal or all year allergies or hay fever. But it has no bearing on your treatment for poison ivy. If anything, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Steroids or surgery: Prednisone pills or surgery. Treatment has not really come a long way since then. Unless you are Aspirin allergic asthma / samter's traid / a combin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Allergic disorder: Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is an allergic disorder of the skin. However, eczema is not always directly caused by allergies. It is known as “the itc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Possibly: Alcohol causes sedation (sleepiness). Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause sedation (not in everyone, but in many). Mixing the two can compound the effect ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Allergies are common: Technically, people are not allergic to dust, but instead are allergic to dust mites. These are tiny insectlike critters that are not visible without ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Maybe: It would really depend on if you had other symptoms, if this had ever happened before, and how soon after eating the eggs you had a problem. It is pro... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Normal: A well controlled asthmatic, regardless of severity, generally has an 'average' lifespan comparable to those without asthma. Logically, uncontrolled ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Blocking histamine: Claritin (loratadine) is one of a group of drugs called antihistamines. These block the natural chemical histamine from binding to its receptors which... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Sleepyness: The first generation antihistamines (benadryl, chlor-trimeton, tavist) are short acting and usually make people sleepy. Second generation (claritin, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Genetic or unknown: Many immunodeficiencies are caused by genetic mutations - i.e. Genetic defects - that may be passed from parent(s) to child. So if the mutation is kn... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Yes: We call this "post tussive emesis" - doctor speak for cough induced vomiting. It is very common and is not a cause for alarm. If it persists for mo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Yes: What you can get is 1. Crash test results and 2. Car seat data. A good place for crash test results is the insurance institute for highway safety @ ht... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Mild to severe: Systemic reactions are usually mild and respond rapidly to medications. Symptoms can include increased allergy symptoms such as sneezing, nasal conges... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Decrease sensitivity: Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing your sensitivity to substances called allergens. These allergens are identified by a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Yes: It can cause itch, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis. I have patients whose hands swell and itch when they peel raw potatoes, or eating raw ones cause... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Build-up phase: The benefits of immunotherapy, in terms of reduced allergy symptoms, can begin during the build-up phase but may take as long as 12 months on the main... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Become an expert: Become an expert at reading the ingredient labels on foods at the grocery store, and don’t be afraid to ask restaurants specific questions about their... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Singla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Singla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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After a couple of hours of being exposed to the sun, I get an intensely itchy rash which goes away after a few hours. This answer helped! TY
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanku very much- my son is 5 and I was very concerned.
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Thanks so much! IgG is also low, we will see an immunologist ASAP.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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