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Dr. Madhukar Punja

Allergy and Immunology
Saint George, FL

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Allergy and Immunology

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
They are different : Allergy is an altered response by your immune system to an allergen. Allergens are usually harmless particles like pollens, dust, cat dander or even c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No: You should stay away from anything that has soy if you are allergic to it; certainly not a protein drink which is most likely loaded with soy. You sho... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Symptoms: If you have photo sensitivity you will definitely feel it when you go out in the sun. Within minutes you will feel prickly sensation, followed by red ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Several ways: Do not drive with the car windows open. Keep the house windows shut during the allergy season. Don't go out jogging or walking or gardening during the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Very much: Allergies result in inflammation of tissues due to inflammatory mediators released by antibodies reacting with allergens. As a result the nasal, oral ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes. This is a common complaint of patients with chronic allergies. Copious post nasal drainage, inflammation in throat and larynx, excessive mucous c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, particularly in children. Most children with allergy to milk, egg and soy outgrow their allergies by age 5-6. However, childhood peanut allergy c... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Your immune system is toned down along with many of the bodies functions when you are asleep. When you wake up they suddenly go into active mode kick ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy sympoms: When you enter a house with dog or cat you will start sneezing, the nose runs and eyes itch and some times you may develop more severe symptoms. After... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Medication: Antihistamines can be very helpful. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works well but can cause sleepiness. Other antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra and Clar... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy to sun: Its a type of urticaria (hives) triggered by sun's uv rays. It is a rare condition and can cause severe discomfort to individuals with this condition ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Itchy hives: Upon exposure to sun's rays the exposed skin breaks out in red raised bumps (hives) with severe itching lasting for several hours.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
May: Nasal drip can be accompanied by excessive post-nasal drainage of mucous. When this post nasal drip is copious it can cause nausea. In some severe cas... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Allergy symptoms like itchy nose, stuffy or runny nose can interfere with sleep and make you feel tired because of lack of good quality sleep.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, certain types of allergic reactions can cause swelling of tissues and joints (the medical term for this type of reaction is "serum sickness"). On... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
By symptoms: Common colds last a week or two but allergy symptoms are more chronic and persistent. Colds can be accompanied by other symptoms from the virus like s... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Several causes: When you lie down because of gravity more blood reaches the nasal passages causing some congestion. Plus, if you have dust mite allergy or pet dander ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No: Food allergies do not cause colds. Food allergy symptoms commonly are confined to the GI tract (abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating), skin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No: I have come across some patients tell me this and there are some anecdotal cases of this happening. The only explanation that i can think of is that t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Good skin care: The condition is called eczema. The most important care is using a good skin moisturizer daily after bath. Other skin care steps include using less ha... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Find the cause: Chronic cough could be from several causes. It could very benign like an upper respiratory infection, in which case it should subside in a few days to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes they can cause vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: I presume you must be referring to dry, itchy skin that occurs in winter also called the winter itch. It is not an allergy but caused by drying of the... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No: Most cases of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is not due to allergies. It is a common condition in older folks. It is usually caused by nerve damage (o... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Punja is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Punja is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This is very very helpful…i thought i was alone! Oh my! Thanks!
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