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Dr. Andrew Murphy

Allergy and Immunology
West Chester, PA
29 years experience male

Locations

Asthma Allergy and Sinus Center

Coatesville, PA

Address

495 Highlands Blvd, Coatesville, PA
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My office hours

Thursday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Great West PPO

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

Asthma Allergy and Sinus Center

West Chester, PA

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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.0K Answers
238 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes : There is growing evidence that there may be a subset of patients who smoke that have a combination of emphysema and asthma.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Probably Not: There is a theoretical concerns that any steroid cause avn. Having said that it would be distinctly unusual, if not un heard of, for normal doses of ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Time: Bronchitis, in an otherwise healthy individual, is probably viral. Symptomatic treatment and time is needed.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Not sure: Mrt is a very unconvential test to diagnose food allergy. There is very limited is any data to suggest that it can properly diagnose food allergy. One... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Possible: There are multiple different causes of breathing problems and asthma could be one of them. One's physician can help to sort this out and come to a dia... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Clinical Dx: The diagnosis of asthma is very challenging. There is no set test or tests that make this diagnosis. In general, the history, physical exam and suppo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Normal Nasal Cycle: Assuming no other medical problems, this is probably part of the normal nasal cycle. As you lay on different sides you will notice one side or the oth... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Not really: These are both antihistamines. If both are needed then physician guidance should be sought.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Depends: Depending on the cause of the swollen lips it may last hours to days.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
ee below: Medications, particularly sedating medications, should not be mixed with alcohol.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No : These are not painkillers, they are medications used to treat allergies and asthma.
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Loaded Question: The issue of eating pb during pregnancy and/ or while breast feeding is very controversial. The data as to whether this will result in more or less pe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Imagine study: Usually an imaging study - CXR, CT scan of chest - will be able to rule in or rule out a mass lesion that could be cancer.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: Medications have expiration dates for a reason. If a medication is expired it is probably best to not use this medication.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: Not aware of any data that would suggest Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful for a hangover.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: In general one should no see withdraw symptoms from antihistamines.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: Assuming no history or reacting to Claritin (loratadine) or medicines it, one can take claritin (loratadine). It is labelled to be used once a day.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Plenty: There are three treatment options for asthma: avoidance of triggers, medications and immunotherapy. Medications included a variety of controller medic... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
May not not be a cow: Depends on what the source of milk is for the cheese. Alot of cheese's are not made from cow's milk. They can be made from goat, sheep or buffalo milk... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Local: Most sting reactions cause local symptoms: swelling, itchiness, redness. Very rarely can one see a patient develop systemic allergic reaction.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: Cyclosporine eye drops should not be used to treat allergy eyes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Not: Cigarette smoke is an irritant, patients are not allergic to cigarette smoke. Having said that, smoke can clearly exacerbate wheezing syndromes in chi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: One can test any patient at any age. However, testing needs to be based upon the age of the patient, the pateints symptoms and the likely culprits. In... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Will not: Adults typically do not "outgrow" peanut allergy.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: This combination is available over the counter as Claritin (loratadine) - d.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Possibly but : True ige mediated allergies to preservatives are possible but are rare. One would need to speak to an allergists to clarify this.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Can be hard: There is significant overlap in symptoms. Fever can distinguish cold or allergies. Colds tend to resolve in a couple of days. Others may be sick as we... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Labs or biopsy: Celiac disease is diagnosed by lab work or biopsy of one's small intestine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: These are the same class of medication and probably should not be used together.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Several reasons: There may be a couple reason why one's allergy symtpoms are worse in the morning:1) Increased exposure to indoor allergerns; 2) pollen levels tend to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: Melatonin should not effect skin testing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Varies: Milk allergy can present with a variety of symptoms including: rash, hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, trouble breathing, belly pain, vomi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Too many: There are many medications that contain ibuprofen. The best advice is to read all labels and if you are not sure of the ingredients then speak with th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
LOts: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs that if left untreated can be very serious and potentially fatal. Fortunately, with proper evalu... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Both work: These are both ocular antihistamines and work well to treat the symptoms of allergy eyes. There is very little data to suggest that any one ocular ant... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Should be fine: A one time accidental use would probably not result in any side effects. One use an inhaled steroid would cause negligible side effects. Using a bronc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See below: Peanut, tree nut, fish and shell fish are the most common food allergies that can be fatal. Pt allergic to these foods develop allergy antibody to the... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Unlikely: Ige allergy antibody to wheat does not cause acne.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: As background, 90% of patients labelled as penicillin allergic are not. If one is labelled as pcn allergic then they should have pcn skin testing done... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Several: There are several moisturizers that are helpful for eczema. The one's I recommend are LacHydrin, (lactic acid) Eucerin, CeraVu.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Avoidance: Cat allergy is very challenging. Short of getting rid of the animal it is very difficult to control cat allergens. The typical allergy medications are... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Should be fine: There are no guarantees but if one has eaten a food in the past and has not had a reaction to that food then the patient is at no greater risk than th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Contact Derm: Metals can be a cause of contact dermatitis and will typically only cause the rash at the site of contact.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Don't eat shrimp: If one is allergic to shrimp then one should not eat shrimp, and possibly other shellfish. There is not preventive treatment that would allow an aller... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: Damaged teeth should not make allergies worse.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
None: I am not sure that there is significant data that would support the concept of asthma and steroid use as a child cause low sperm count as adult.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Lots of options: The goal of management of allergic disease is that the patient should be able to do whatever they want. See an allergist, find out what you are allerg... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Food Allergy: Food Allergy is diagnoses based upon your symptoms. Blood test and / or skin test are used to confirm the diagnosis of food allergy. Blood test / skin... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Murphy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Murphy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Jan 26, 2012
helpful information. Quick response.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I noticed itchiness 4 the 1st time after taking Percocet since thurs.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Many thanks Doc Murphy! I appreciate ur time and guidance, regards
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Wow, very interesting! Thank you very much for your response

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Philadelphia, PA - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Philadelphia, PA - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , Second Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Penn Medicine - Chester County Hospital
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