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Dr. Michael P Vaughn

Allergy and Immunology
San Antonio, TX
36 years experience

Locations

Alamo Asthma & Allergy

San Antonio, TX

Address

115 Gallery Circle, Ste. 200, San Antonio, TX
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

2104040926

Office

San Antonio, TX

About

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

406 Answers
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Sunscreen allergy: Parabens are chemicals used in many sunscreens and can cause contract allergy. Alternatives exist, such as 'helioplex' in neutrogena products or zinc ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Rash: An accurate diagnosis of a rash will likely require a physical examination. Please contact a primary care provider.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Eczema triggers: There are many triggers for eczema. Allergy to dust mite, pet dander, foods, fungal or staplylococcal skin infections etc.Your best bet is to seek eva... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Delayed-type allergy: Allergic reactions caused by allergic antibody (ige) have an early phase (caused by pre-formed chemical granule release, such as histamine, from white... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Rash: The accurate diagnosis of a rash requires a physical exam. It is recommended that your see a primary care provider for a physical examination.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Light skin patches: If pigment is lost completely it is likely vitiligo, if light patches are seen it might be a fungus (tinea versicolor) . See a dermatologist for an ex... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Ear itching: Allergic rhinitis is caused by allergy to pollens and other airborne allergens. The nose filters out these allergens and they are swept back toward th... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
RUQ pain: Pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen can come from a duodenal ulcer, gallbladder or even the lower part of the right lung. These symptoms ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Gallbladder problems: One classic symptom of gallbladder disease is pain in the right upper abdomen after eating fatty foods. This diagnosis typically requires a gallbladde... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
GERD: Gerd and laryngopharnygeal reflux can be a significant trigger for asthma, see a specialist (allergist) familiar with both LPR and asthma if you pcp d... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Hives: Hives typically last in one location less than 24 hours, move around, itch, resolve comlpetely without changes to the skin pigment and are typically r... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Elevated liver enzym: High transaminase enzymes (sgot and sgpt) should be evaluated by a specialist. See a gastroenterologist before trying anything homeopathic.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Acid reflux: Normally, stomach acids remain in the stomach where the lining is well protected from damage by cels that produce mucin. The esophagus has less protec... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Strep. pneumoniae: S. Pneumo is a bacteria that causes the most ear and sinus infections. Some persons who have frequent infections of the ear and sinus (as well as pneu... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Sinusitis: The symptoms of sinusitis can vary greatly. Post-nasal drip from a one sided infection can cause pain in the throat on just one side and inflammed ly... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Generalized itch: Step one, stop all medications and suppliments (ask your md before stopping any prescription meds) step two: stop all chemical exposures to topical lo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Rash: The accurate evaluation of a rash requires a physical exam. Start with a primary care provider, see a dermatologist if pcp fails to provide answers.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Dust mite allergy: Skin exposure to dust mite allergens has been implicated as an exaccerbating factor in some cases of atopic dermatitis or eczema. Dust mites grow in h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Hives: Hives are common and difficult to diagnose. If your pcp fails to provide effective care, see an allergist for a thorough history and physical evaluati... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Hives: Chroonic hives should be evaluated by a physician who is experienced with this disease. If your pcp fails to provide answers, see an allergist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Rash: Step one for all rash treatment is to establish the cause of the rash. Some things you can do before seeing a physician is to be sure the rash is not ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Neck rash: Ask your pediatrician to examine your child, a rash on the nech of an infant is typically eczema however, a physical exam and possibly other testing i... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Dog bite: X-rays can help identify gas formation in tissues (from some bacterial infections) and can also help identify bone infection (osteomyelitis). Also x-r... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Post-nasal drip: Post-nasal drip from a sinus infection commonly causes a sore throat (due the release of inflammatory chemicals from reactive white blood cells). Conv... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Decongestants: In the combination drugs like claritin-d, Allegra-D or zyrtec-d the decongestant medication is formulated for slow release over a period of 12 (clarit... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Delayed-type allergy: Allergy caused by blood cells that have become allergic to a chemical or food can often cause symptoms that are delayed for 6 to 24 hours after exposu... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) is a form of reflux that might have few is any symptoms other than a dry cough, shortness of breath (affecting inspirat... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Croup: Croup is typically caused by the parainfluenza virus and lasts 3-7 days however, some cases last up nto 2 weeks. If the symptoms are severe, a super-i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Eye lid allergy: Swelling of the eye lids in a female is typically caused by make-up allergy. Stopping make-up for two weeks will usually prove this as a cause (if you... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Desquamation: Loss of skin all at one time suggest a single event that caused this, typically an adverse reaction to a topical cream lotion or other product you use... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Food allergy: Food allergic symptoms can be extremely varied and can be very severe causing anaphylaxis (throat closing, dizziness, shortness of breath) or milder, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Autoimmune disease: Autoimmune diseases can be caused by several different mechanisms but all can result in damage to self-tissues. At times, blood cells attack normal ti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Celiac disease: The only reliable diagnosis for celiac disease is based on intestinal biopsies showing inflammatory damage that resolves when on a gluten-free diet. B... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Antiphospholipids: Autoimmune antibodies can be formed against natural (normal) cell surface proteins. When this happens, adverse effects can occur. Anti-cardiolipin an... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Hives and pregnancy: Hives can occur during pregnancy however, there is typically no direct cause and effect. One disease that is caused by pregnancy and is often mis-diag... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Anti-thyroglobulin: Studies have shown that 99% of patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis have anti-microsomal antibodies, whereas only about 1/3rd had anti-thyroglobulin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Rash evaluation: Rash evaluation typically requires a physical exam for an accurate diagnosis. Step one; stop any topicals that touch your lips such as lip balm or lip... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
High IgE levels: A high ige level is not particularly associate with disease severity; other than in a rare lung disease called abpa. Many persons have high ige levels... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Non-allergic rhiniti: Non-allergic rhinitis is caused by non-specific irritation or sensitivity to environmental irritants and looks like allergy.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Sinusitis: Sinus infection is likely w/ nasal congestion, facial pain / headache, post-nasal drip (often with a sore throat) ; colored nasal drainage or sputum (... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Chlorine allergy: Only avoidance will work.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Combinations: If each medication was taken according to the directions, there are no drug interactions expected.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Asthma: Smoking triggers asthma, you must stop smoking or you risk potential severe complications of asthma such as hospitalization or death. Smoking is often... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Henna allergy: Not the same as tatoo dye allergy however, most physician's would discourage persons from getting tatoos due to potential infectious complications fro... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Asthma: There is no substitute for your 'pumps, ' see your dr. Asap.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Cough and wheezing: First, find out the underlying cause for this problem. If your pcp has no answers, see an allergy asthma and immunology specialist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Allergy testing: If prick skin testing is done by an experieenced board certified allergist using conventional allergens and a standardized skin testing device, skin t... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Rabies series: Have your dr. Check rabies antibodiy levels to confirm the effectiveness of the first series before considering any booster or second series.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (cd) may have a higher prevalence in females but sex-linked genetic transmission has not been determined. The immune response genes are... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Skin allergy: Both hives and angioedema can be caused by the same mechanism: the release of histamine and other allergic chemicals from mast cells that bind allergi... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vaughn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vaughn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 20, 2014
His answer to my question help a lot :) he is such a great DR.
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Thank you! Didn't know about coban! I think I'll have to start working up the nerve to ask about different kinds of tape. A week after my sleep study, my neck is finally looking better. Not sure what ...Read More
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Thanks. It is hard to understand the relationship between my AI and psych conditions. I heard from my psychologist that a lot of people with Borderline Personality Disorder are later diagnosed with ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot. I may go in and get it checked. Then again the said I have esophageal reflux, a cough and rhinitis. Zantac I think but thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Allergist and Immunologist , Second Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , Second Place, Texas - Summer
2013
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