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Dr. Javier Chinen

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Humble, TX
31 years experience male

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Office

Humble, TX

Address

5514 Atascocita Rd., Suite 190, Humble, TX
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Seek doctor advice: High WBC count should be interpreted considering the clinical condition. The degree of elevated count, the progression of the elevation and the partic... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Seek care: Burns need to be assessed before treatment is recommended. There are 3 degrees, with different potential complications and management.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Bronchodilator: Xopenex/levalbuterol is useful as bronchodilator. It opens lower airways in asthma and asthma-related conditions.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Houston patient: In the late 70's early 80's when not much could be done for scid, nasa designed the most sterile environment for a patient in houston, to avoid infec... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Maybe: Coconut food allergy is not common, however some people with hazelnut and walnut allergy might also have an allergic reaction to coconut. If coconut p... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes: Flu vaccine is produced in eggs. The last flu pandemics have taught us that the amount of egg protein in flu vaccines is negligible for most egg aller... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Depends on values: Elevated IgA level might just represent an adequate response to an infection. If this is the case, when the infection is gone, the levels would come b... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that our body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes, receptors not: What is different are the receptors for hisramine. H1 produce the nasal allergies, itching and hives. H2 produce acid secretions in the stomach, leadi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Bind microbes: Iga is a type of antibody that binds specifically to microbes and toxins in our airways and GI tract and therefore interfere with these microbes to en... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that aour body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Prevent infection: Any injection has a risk of contact with blood and potentially to blood-related infectious diseases. Using gloves protects both the patient and the he... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Protein, antibody: An immunoglobulin, also called an antibody, is a protein that binds susbtances to eliminate or neutralize them. Most of immunoglobulins are in the blo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Usually airborne: Proteases are a subgroup of proteins, which are most common cause of allergies. For example, mold allergies are caused by contact with proteases found... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Reduce symptoms: Histamine produces the itching, eye and nasal swelling induced by allergic triggers. Claritin (loratadine, generic name) and other antihistamines bloc... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Most do: There have been many studies on 'allergy shots'; however the vast diversity of allergy triggers might not be covered. Generally, about 80% of patients... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Definitions: B cell deficiencies are characterized by absent or deficient production of specific antibodies to substances, for example vaccines. For these patients... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Not many answers: Psoriasis is a skin disease involving an abnormal immune response. Some individuals may have increased (inherited) risk of developing this condition a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Not an easy answer: A person has two copies (or alleles) for each gene. One inherited from each parent. Dominant alleles are associated to clinical manifestations even wh... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Several gene defects: Combined immunodeficiency (cid) results from many gene defects, they have in common that the result is impairment of the cells of the immune system an... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Same as any age: It is important to consider the allergic reaction that prompted the testing. We might have the allergy antibody in our blood but be meaningless, since... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Misunderstanding: Some allergy symptoms such as sneezing and itching are caused by histamine produced by special allergy cells in our body. The allergy cells release hi... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Definition: Immunotherapy indicates the use of immunological mechanisms for treatment. Allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) do not include antitoxins. Antitoxi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Address it: Though many children and adults 'get used to' the symptoms of allergy, nasal and eye symptoms impair learning, work performance and even social life. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes, anaphylaxis: Cough and feelings of chest congestion are two important signs of a severe allergic reaction, also known as anaphylaxis. Wheat allergy is a common foo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
NOT KNOWN: Grave's disease is the result of inappropriate immune response reacting with the thyroid gland and making it secrete thyroid hormone, and increase the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
NO: Hiv kills t cells, which are the masterminds of the immune response. There are many other immunological targets for HIV that together result in severe... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Lactose intolerance: Most commonly, gas and diarrhea associated to diary ingestion is due to lactose intolerance. Digestive aids contaianing lactase are sold over the coun... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: Chances of having children with a genetic condition depend on the specific genetic diagnosis. If the immunodeficient child was a boy, and the conditio... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Dry skin, allergies?: Itching in children is usually a manifestation of allergies, just dry skin, worse in winter, can cause it. However some infections and other inflammat... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Low defenses: The immune system main role is to defend us against infections. Immunodeficient patients might get very sick with an infection that is usually mild, s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Bone Marrow Transpla: It has lately become evident that bone marrow transplantation or similar alternative in early childhood reduces the number and severity of complicatio... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Allergy control: Bronchitis and similar illnesses are commonly associated to not well controlled respiratory allergic disease. Swelling and increased secretions second... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Yes, possible: Allergic reactions are most known to be of immediate nature, most dangerous because they can cause anaphylaxis with respiratory involvement. Less know... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Tolerate sting: Venom immunotherapy is a treatment to induce tolerance to insect venom (bee, wasp, hornets) to reduce the risk of severe allergic reaction in a patien... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Mostly none: Many people have IgA deficiency without consequences, presumably because igg, a different antibody, can do the work. Iga deficiency is associated with... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Allergy test: There are two major kinds of allergy testing, blood specific ige and skin test. Skin testing integrates several allergic mechanisms including blood sp... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Allergies likely: Even normal children have a significant number of colds once they start attending day care. The most common condition linked to increase number of res... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Not normal: There are a few types of allergic reaction. Joint pain is a manifestation of an allergic reaction mediated by igg, an antibody. A different antibody... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
By reducing IgE: Ige is the 'allergy antibody', it mediates allergic reaction. Without ige, allergies as we know them would not occur (other kinds of 'allerg'y might s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Variable: Medications such as steroids have a variable time to produce the desired effect, depending on dose, route of administration and metabolism. For exampl... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Reassessment: Sinus surgery reduce symptoms by taking away structures that swell, but does not address the allergy sensitivity. Immunotherapy is best to induce tole... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Allergy vs intoleran: Common and medical meaning of milk allergy and intolerance might be confussing. Medically, there is definition of milk protein allergy and of lactose... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Possible: There is a communication between the middle ear and the back of the nasal cavity leading to the throat, named eustachian tube. Most commonly allergic ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Inherited: Severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) is a genetic condition. The defective gene is transmitted from parents to their children, though many times is... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Is it reflux?: Acid reflux disease can produce cough and wheezing. Soda beverages wosen acid reflux symptoms and precipitate asthma symptoms.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Comfortable temperat: There is not a recommendation for a particular set temp. Some children with asthma get worse with too low temps, and the changes when moving from indo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Some may do: The effects of some allergy medication in children are specific to each kid. It is most known that kids with enough dose of Diphenhydramine become sle... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Not always: Asthma develops due to multiple factors ad there is not a single cause. Smoke irritates the airways and produce inflammation, reducing their size. Whe... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
No: Runny nose is almost always a sign of inflammation of the nasal mucosa, due to allergies, infections or irritants such as smoke. Runny nose most commo... Read More

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Apr 19, 2013
I was at a loss so I turned to the internet and Dr. Chinen was the only information on pigweed allergies...
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chinen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chinen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Trying to understand my recent diagnosis of histamine allergy. Thanks!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Peruvian University of Cayetano Heredia Academic Program, Peru
Graduated 1991MD

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