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Dr. Alan Goldsobel

Allergy and Immunology
San Jose, CA
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Jose, CA

Address

Allergy and Asthma Associates of Northern California, 4050 Moorpark Ave,, San Jose, CA
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About

Bio

Undergrad University of Texas at Austin

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Pets dust mites mold: Indoor environmental allergens include pet dander, dust mites, cockroaches and molds. Most people are more allergic to cats than dogs. Dust mites li... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Different types: There are many different topical nasal therapies (sprays) for allergies and most are medications that are extremely safe and effective. Most are clas... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Avoidance: It depends on what symptoms are caused by dust mite allergy and exposure. Most common would be nasal syptoms (allergic rhinitis) and oral antihistamin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Poorly studied: There are very few unbiased studies looking at herbal therapies for allergies. A review article on this subject felt that the use of butterbur may be... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No: Catarrh (meaning inflammation and thick discharge) in children with asthma may be part of the normal asthmatic process, and should be treated with pre... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No specific foods: There is no age of the child listed, but in general, no foods are harmful or helpful for children with asthma. Obviously, avoid any foods your child ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Avoid allergens: 1.Avoidance one should avoid things to which you are allergic. Also avoid irritants like cigarette smoke and air pollution. 2. Medication medications ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Not really: Asthma is not an infectious disease and so is not transmissible as such. Viral infections or colds that worsen asthma are transmissible or infectious... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Depends: Different reactions could occur as a manifestation of milk allergy most commonly rashes (eczema or hives) or GI symptoms (usually pain or diarrhea). ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: Yes. In people with chronic allergies involving the nose and upper respiratory tract, lethargy is a common complaint. This may be due to sleep distu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No: As opposed to true food allergy, food intolerance is not well understood or characterized. The best example is lactose intolerance. The mechanism ca... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Colds: Both allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and a viral upper respiratory tract infection (a "cold") cause nasal congestion. Almost all people get colds; abou... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Depends: Frequently, pet allergy may be a significant trigger in children with asthma. The pet allergy may not always cause immediate, severe symptoms, but ma... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
< 7 - 10 days: Antibiotics like penicillin can cause different types of rashes that can vary in how long they persist. The classical true penicillin allergic rash i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Skin and GI: Milk allergy usually begins in infancy. Most children have rashes (eczema or hives) and GI symptoms (pain and diarrhea). Less common are nasal and che... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: Meningitis is a very serious infection requiring close medical attention. Viral meningitis is most common is not treated with antibiotics. If one ha... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Usually: Dry (and cold) air is particularly bad for exercise induced asthma and that frequently causes cough. Swimming was always said to be better than runni... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Helpers: Spacers are devices to help one use a metered dose inhaler (mdi) correctly. It can be very difficult for some people to use inhalers properly, especi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
See your MD: To better control your asthma, first try to understand what the usual triggers are and avoid as possible. Often colds or viral infection cause the wo... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
AVOID: The best thing would be to work in a different lab without exposure to the animals. If not possible, the asthma is treated with anti-inflammatory, pr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Depends: Asthma and allergy experts have been telling parents for decades that having pets (especially cats) at home is not good for children with asthma. Tha... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No: Although the particular environment of your basement is not known, in general, it is not a good idea for children with asthma to sleep in a basement, ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Goldsobel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goldsobel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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My nose always is running all times during this springtime.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1977MD

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