Doctor Q&A for Dr. Andrew Murphy

A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Food allergy is a very precisely defined reaction - allergy antibody medicated reaction to a food that causes an immediate reaction that can be itchy, ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Proper evaluation: Nasal congestion can be caused by anatomic abnormalities or some disease ( like allergy, sinusitis, polyps or rarely cancer).It is best ti be seen by ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several: There are several OTC allergy medicines that can be used. Choosing the right one will depend upon the symptoms one is having.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Moisturize: General recommendations for skin are are cool showers or baths, minimize soap and moisturize liberally ( Eucerin, CeraVe , Lachydrin). Depending upon ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If one is sick with upper respiratory tract infection that has triggered a wheezing episode then it may not be safe to fly. One has to remember that i ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Both flu and allergies can cause upper respiratory symptoms. Flu however will be associated with high fever and resolve in 7-10 days. Allergy symptoms ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Holding a sneezing will not cause one to die.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: The symptoms of food allergy include: itchiness, rash , hives, lip/tongue swelling, vomiting, breathing problems. Brain fog is generally not consider ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See Physician: There are many causes of itchy skin and one needs to see their physician for a thorough evaluation. Some causes can be relatively benign and other cau ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not food allergy: Food allergy do not make one retain water.
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