Dr. James Sublett

Allergy and Immunology
LOUISVILLE, KY
48 years experience male

Locations

Family Allergy & Asthma

LOUISVILLE, KY

Address

9800 Shelbyville Rd, Suite 220, LOUISVILLE, KY
Directions

Practice website

Fax

502429 6157

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

Medicaid

United healthcare

Wellcare

Wellpoint

Office

Louisville, KY

About

Bio

James L. Sublett, MD, is a Clinical Professor and the Section Chief of Pediatric Allergy at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is the current President of the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. He is the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Family Allergy & Asthma, based in Louisville, Ky with 19 offices throughout Louisville Metro, Kentucky, and Southern Indiana. He has served on the ExecutiveCommittee of the Board of Regents for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI) and is the Chair of the Indoor Environment and the Public Relations Committees for the College. Dr. Sublett is the Founder and Chairman of AllergyZone LLC, a company dedicated to developing products for the relief of allergyand asthma. He is an expert on the effects of air pollution on human health, especiallyrelated to indoor air pollution resulting from both outdoor and indoor sources, including diesel particulates, PM2.5, and biological sources for allergens such as cockroach and mouse. He also has an interest in the inter-relationship of building science and indoor air pollution. He is a frequent invited lecturer on medical socio-economics, allergy, asthma, and indoor environmental issues and has a special research interest on the effectiveness of air filtration.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Yes: The treatment for confirmed food allergy is avoidance. Approximately 2% of adults and 5% of children have true allergies to foods. Milk, egg, soy, whe... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
About 1 hour: Most of the newer antihistamines work within the first hour of taking them. About 1/3 of people with mild to moderate allergies have some relief. Avoi... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
After the first dose: The onset of effect occurs with the first dose and lasts for about 24 hours. Clinical trials show continued effectiveness for the entire year of the s... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Are remedies drugs?: I'm not sure to which "natural herbal remedies" you are referring, but anything that has an effect in the body is a drug at that point, whether it is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
No, this is a myth.: There is a difference between wheezy episodes in young children & the diagnosis of asthma. Wheezing can occur in children due to viral illnesses (rsv,... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Viral: If you have had a throat swab and it was negative for both the quick id and throw culture then this is most likely a viral illness. It even could be... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Costochondritis: This is most likely an inflammation of the joints between the ribs and the breastbone. This is called costochondritis. It would not be related to you... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Not allergy : This could indicate an underlying gyn infection or autoimmune disorder. I would start by seeing your gynecologist for evaluation.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Sinobronchitis: This probably is a sinus infection with bronchitis. You are more at risk due to smoking. If it is recurrent you could have underlying allergies and as... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
No : Antihistamines are not addictive. They should be taken regularly for best results. Non sedating antihistamines have less side effects.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
None: Not sure what you mean by "rare. " everyone should have antibody response. Are you wondering about a specific type of antibody?
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Deoends: Having one low igg subclass does not mean you have a problem. See a board- certified allergist (take your lab) and they can help you.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Depends: Both Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) are antihistamines. They also come as "d" products which means they also contain a decongestant. The d products... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Allergy shots help: There are several factors that decreasing the frequency of allergy shots could increase symptoms. I assume you are seeing a board-certified allergists... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Fall: The proper term for hay fever is seasonal allergic rhinitis. Hay fever originally was noted to occur at the same time of the year as when hay was bein... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Yes: Wear a niosh rated n95 respirator mask. Use either a central, cyclonic, or hepa vacuum cleaner. Reduce or remove rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture.... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Everyone does: Mold exposure is very common. Every time you are outside you get some mold exposure. In fact, most mold exposure is outdoors, not indoors. Mold is fou... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Tolerance: Specific allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) causes a switch in the immune system from the allergic state to a less allergic state through the th2/... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Yes: Montelukast is effective as a "controller" medication in mild asthma and also is approved by the fda for allergic rhinitis (hay fever). It may be use... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Severe allergies: Epinephrine auto-injectors like the Epipen (epinephrine) are prescribed for individuals with a history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). The... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
No salt allergy: Sea salt does not cause allergy.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Failed Smell Test: Zicam (zinc gluconate; matrixx initiatives, inc) was originally introduced as a homeopathic remedy for the common cold. In 2009, the fda ordered zicam... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Allergen Extracts: Allergy shots contain extracts of common inhalant substances (dust mite, cat, dog, mold, pollen, etc) that are called allergens. The extract should be... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Patch skin testing: This is found in cosmetics. Allergy could be confirmed by a patch skin test. Some, but not all dermatologist or allergists can do this.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Poor control: This is due to airway inflammation. Cold air is a trigger for the airways to go into spasm in poorly controlled asthma. You should be on a controller ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
See your doctor: I would recommend that you see your doctor to make sure this is a contact dermatitis. You would not want to take Prednisone and unless you know what y... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Meds-Avoid triggers: Treating asthma should included a written asthma care plan which outlines use of medications to better control symptoms. Allergies are the most commo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Depends on weight: Generally 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be too much for an 8 yo child. For any otc med follow the label instructions or contact your pedia... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Avoid the food: If you truly have food allergies, the only treatment is to avoid the food. More times than not, responses to foods are not allergies, but rather intol... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Hives or rash: Hives come & go. They tend to pop out one place & fade away to be replaced by others in another location. They do not leave bruising or a rash that st... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
May not be allergies: Sinus congestion and headaches although commonly due to underlying allergies may also be due to other causes. Also, otc antihistamines, like allegra, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Asthma control : Asthma is a chronic disease that can be controlled with proper management but not cured. It frequently is triggered by allergy. See a board-certified ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Any: Although common inhalant allergens (dust mites, cockroach, mouse, rat, cat, dog, mold, pollens) are most often the allergic triggers for asthma, in so... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
This is myth.: Shellfish allergy is one of the more common food allergies, mainly in adults, but the idea that iodine should also be avoided is a myth. Iodine does n... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Depends on severity: Three types of pollens cause allergic reactions: tree, grass, and weed. Relief can come from avoidance (difficult for pollen); medications, and for mo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Allergies: An elevated ige is usually associated with allergies. There are other rare conditions that may cause ige to be extrememly elevated.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Wash in hot water: Hot water will kill dust mites and their eggs. It will also kill any mold.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Any allergy can.: Urticaria (hives) is due to true allergy only 10% of the time. Any type of allergy can cause the skin rash. Foods & drugs are the most common. Other ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Cooking alters food: In general, raw or minimally cooked foods have a higher risk to cause an allergy reaction. Cooking alters the allergy causing proteins in the food eno... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Yes: Autoimmune disorders are not a contraindication for allergen immunotherapy.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Dyshydrotic Eczema: Sounds like dyshydrotic or contact eczema. Try using a barrier hand cream (liquid glove).
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Know your triggers: I would recommend you see a board certified allergist to help you get your asthma under better control. You need to identify your triggers, have lung ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Mild.: Hydrocortisone is one of the least potent topical steroids. It would not normally be used for acne.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Indefinitely: There is no limit on how long any antihistamine, including cetirizine, can be taken. Antihistamines work by blocking histamine receptor sites and are ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Length of hives vary: There is no "normal" length of time that hives may last. "acute" hives may last from a few minutes to hours to up to one month. Hives that last more ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
Not allergy: Nausea and vomiting are not a typical sign of allergy. Green tea contains caffeine which relaxes the junction between the esophogus and stomach and c... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 48 years experience
See an allergist: Albuterol, although safe, is not necessarily the best answer. Your symptoms sound like asthma which is triggered by allergies 80% of the time. See a b... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sublett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sublett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Should I Make A Dr Appt? is This Usually Viral OR Bacterial?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will definitely seek out a specialist now. Thank you
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I use this to help control my angioedema of the tongue

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Louisville, KY - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Kentucky - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , Second Place, Kentucky - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Catholic health initiatives
Family allergy & asthma
Baptist hospital east
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