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Dr. Yoram Padeh

Allergy and Immunology
Surfside, FL
23 years experience

Locations

Office

Surfside, FL

Address

9445 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL
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Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. The lungs do not distinguish between smoke directly from the cigarette and the smoke which was more recently in someone else's lungs. Bo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Mucolytics: Mucolytics are medications which "thin" mucus and make it easier to expectorate (cough up). Guaifenesin is the classic example of such a medication. ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Complete nutrition: Despite having allergies (assuming food allergies), it is still possible to obtain full nutrition from other sources. Meats and poultry are much less... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: No. Eczema is not a contagious condition. It requires a genetic predisposition. However, some flares of eczema are related to bacterial infections ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: There are currently no fda-approved "treatments" for food allergies. Identification and avoidance is the only currently approved and recommended meth... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Asthma: Asthma has several triggers, one of which is allergies. Therefore, when allergies cause "asthma-like" symptoms, it is asthma, period. It people wher... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No, but...: People with asthma do not always require an inhaler. There are 2 categories of inhalers: rescue and controller. All asthmatics should always carry a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Dryness, itching: Hot water not only washes away natural oils which maintains the moisture in the skin, but it also causes vasodilatation (opening) of the blood vessels... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: COPD is not contagious. It is commonly caused by long-term damage to the lungs by inhaling toxic chemicals (e.g. Cigarette smoke) over long periods o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: Spiriva contains no steroids. It is a medication which works to reduce the mucus production in the lungs and also helps to open up tight airways. It... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Foreign proteins: Allergies are triggered by foreign proteins which are not harmful but interact with our immune system in a way that triggers an allergic immune respon... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is possible to be allergic to any medication, including antihistamines and steroids. However, sometimes the reaction is not to the medication... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Lack of air: People with asthma symptoms typically feel some version of a "lack of air". This can include feeling chest tightness, like something wrapped around y... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Unclear: Even for medical experts, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between different types of rashes in general. Sometimes, a skin biopsy needs to be... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No, but...: "cured" suggests a permanent situation. Some children with asthma can lose the asthma symptoms, but always carry with them the genetic predisposition... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Unclear: While there may be some "herbal" treatments for allergies which are effective, there is no medical literature at this time which delineates which trea... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Depends: Multiple factors influence the duration of a medication in the body. Firstly, some medications are "short-acting" while others are "long-acting". Th... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: COPD is more common in older adults than younger ones. It is commonly caused by long-term smoking, but can also be caused by a condition called alpha... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
20min to 1h: Most oral antihistamines can start to take effect as early as 20 minutes and are usually in full effect by 1 hour. However, the old adage of "an ounc... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Hours to days: While the effects of singulair (montelukast) are generally noticed within the first couple of hours after taking the first pill, it can sometimes take... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Safe: Very safe. Egg-allergic people are allergic to the egg-whites of chicken eggs. So as long as the food does not contain any eggs, any other foods may ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
All products: Any medication which helps control allergies may be taken, and may help control the asthma as well, depending on the triggers of the asthma (i.e. If t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Yes. This becomes more common as the strength of the shots increase. The "bumps" can range in size from a mosquito bite to a "golf-ball", and may or... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Varied symptoms: The symptoms vary by affected area and type of allergy. Food allergies typically affect the skin (hives, itching). Environmental allergies typically... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Exercise is always good, but needs to be approached in a gradual fashion. Firstly, the asthma must be well-controlled. For some this may mean the us... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Inaccurate tests: Blood tests for food allergies are known to be inaccurate, both with false-positive and false-negative results. In fact, up to 20% of people with a k... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Probiotics are safe and even recommended to take with antibiotics. However, they should be taken as far apart from the antibiotic doses as possible s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: It is possible to outgrow any allergy, though some are more likely than others.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Can deprive oxygen: It is very important to maintain good control of asthma during pregnancy. This means that even category c medications, if required to maintain good c... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Pills, Injections: While inhalers are the most commonly used treatments for asthma, there are some pills and injections that are available. Pills include oral steroids ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Moisturizers: Treating eczema involves a three-pronged approach: 1) most importantly the skin must be kept moisturized at all times. Reapply moisturizers to the sk... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Cats, cockroaches: While any allergies can be associated with and trigger asthma symptoms, there are 2 in particular which have been shown in the medical literature to b... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Varied symptoms: Eye allergy symptoms include redness, itching, tearing, thick ropy discharge, grittiness, and puffiness of the eyelids. These symptoms are triggered ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: People with COPD are often at increased risk of developing lung infections (e.g. Bronchitis, pneumonia). These infections cause inflammation and incr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Induces tolerance: Allergy shots work by introducing slowly increasing amounts of allergens (the proteins causing the allergy) which in time causes the body to become "t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Genes + Exposures: There are genetic predispositions for allergies in general, and to specific types of allergies as well (e.g. Food vs medication vs environmental aller... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Seek medical advice: "mouth swelling" is a very vague symptom, as many different conditions can cause swelling in or of the mouth. Therefore, to better clarify the cause,... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Just like any other part of your body, the lungs can heal themselves. However, just like your skin (and other parts of the body) if the injury is sig... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Allergens: Allergy shots contain the "allergens" or allergic proteins which have been determined to be causing the allergy symptoms. This includes proteins from... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Allergies can lead to sinusitis in 2 ways: 1) allergies cause inflammation of the sinus membranes and inflamed membranes are more easily infected than... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: COPD is caused by the accumulated damage created by exposure of the lungs to the toxins in cigarette smoke. If smoking is stopped, no new damage occu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, probiotics can and should be take not only after a course antibiotics, but also during a course of antibiotic. I generally recommend to take the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Airborne proteins: Allergy symptoms are triggered by proteins called "allergens" which can be found in a variety of airborne particles. These include dust (dust mite pr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! the question asks about "second-hand" smoking, which can certainly cause asthma. However, even "third-hand" smoking where the smoke toxi... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Oral antihistamines: Most oral antihistamines will help to reduce swelling around the eyes caused by allergies.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Colored mucus: The most tell-tale sign of sinusitis is colored mucus (yellow or green). A pure nasal allergy should only yield clear/white mucus. Also, sinusitis t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Padeh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Padeh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1999MD

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