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Dr. Andrew Murphy

Allergy and Immunology
West Chester, PA
31 years experience male

Locations

Asthma Allergy and Sinus Center

Coatesville, PA

Address

495 Highlands Blvd, Coatesville, PA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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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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Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

839 Answers
181 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Local: Most sting reactions cause local symptoms: swelling, itchiness, redness. Very rarely can one see a patient develop systemic allergic reaction.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Yes: There are multiple cause for hives and medications can be one of them.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Typical Symptoms: Peanut allergy can cause: itchiness, hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, trouble breathing, nause, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, passing out and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Avoidance: Shrimp allergy is potentially a life threatening reaction to shrimp. The current treatment for shrimp allergy is avoidance and making sure one has an ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Call Physician: This is aprescription medicine and the prescribing physician should have given insgtructions on dosing. In general, this medicine should be dosed eve... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
See Allergists: Tree nut allergy is potentially a life threatening disease. If one suspects tree nut allergy a proper evaluation by an allergists is needed. In genera... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Varies: Asthma will cause symptoms that consist of chest tightness, trouble breathing, coughing, wheezing. These may be mild in nature or can be severe.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Labs or biopsy: Celiac disease is diagnosed by lab work or biopsy of one's small intestine.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Yes: Smoking and asthma is never a good combination. One with asthma should anticipate having significant asthma symptoms after smoking anything.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Yes: Asthma can kill patients. However w proper treatment and adherence to medical regiment patients should do well.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: There is no data to suggest that smoking cannabis will help asthma. On the contrary, inhaling smike while having asthma will make symptoms worse. Inte... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: I don't believe there is any data that would support the assertion that rotovirus causes food allergy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops contain an antihistamine. There are no steroids in this brand of eye drops.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Possible: This is what Claritin (loratadine) -d is -- Claritin (loratadine) and pseudophed together.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Probably not: The symptoms of food allergy include: itchiness, hives, lip or tongue swelling, breathing problems, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, passing... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Stop: If any medications causes side effects it is probably best to not use that medication again. Most times there are other choices.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
VAries: Albuterol and Pulmicort can be used in a wide age range including the very young and the very old.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: All medications have expiration dates and they should not be used beyond the expiration date.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Pretty Quickly: Most antihistamines will start to work within the first 30-40 minutes.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Depends: Egg allergy in an of itself is not a contraindication to get a TB test nor does it mean one should get a TB test. Tb testing is done to eval one for t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: Not aware of any data that would suggest Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful for a hangover.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Possible: Stuffy ears can be the result of allergic inflammation and using a nasal steroid spray may be helpful.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Possible: Peanut desensitization is an emerging option for pt with peanut allergy. However, this is still in the investigational stage and not all patient are c... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Unusual: There have been rare reports of hair loss in patients using anti histamines.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
See Dose : The dose of Diphenhydramine in on the package and should be adhered to.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Yes: The treatment of allergy nose symptoms can include nasal steroids and antihistamines.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Possibly: An itchy scratchy throat or eyes can be caused by allergies. These symptoms can also be caused by general irriation, dryness and viral symdromes to me... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Not really: These are both antihistamines. If both are needed then physician guidance should be sought.
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No : These are not painkillers, they are medications used to treat allergies and asthma.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Antihistamine: Diphenhydramine is an antihistaminen and is used to treat allergy symptpms.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Not sure: Not sure what is meant by 'poison ivy' shots. Decades ago there was a shot for 'poison ivy' but it was taken off the market b/c of significant side e... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine and not a steroid.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Depends: Depending on the cause of the swollen lips it may last hours to days.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Not sure: I am not sure what this kind of dream would mean. May need to check with a psycologist who would dop dream analysis.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Possible: Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis can occur to adhesives. Patch testing may help understand the nature of this type of reaction.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: Melatonin should not effect skin testing.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: It would be distinctly unusual for allergy to cause purple gums.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Will not: Adults typically do not "outgrow" peanut allergy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 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 30, 2015
Dr. Murphy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Murphy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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