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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch

Allergy and Immunology
Johnstown, PA
50 years experience male

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Johnstown, PA

Address

1322 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite #2, Johnstown, PA
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Practice website

Central PA Asthma & Allergy Care

Altoona, PA

About

Bio

Practicing Board Certified Allergist, decent husband, adoring father and grandfather. Also Founder and CEO of Rosch Visionary Systems the leading allergy immunotherapy management software company.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

250 Answers
68 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Viral urticaria: Most likely correct. May last days to several weeks. Treat with antihistamines and time.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Quantity dependant: You may since the quantity of milk you use in cereal is likely many times more than in coffee. Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down the ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Not that simple: Th1 and th2 are generalized immunologic responses rather than specific reactions. So that responses to antigens are predominantly, but often not excl... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Not always as appear: Consider possible sensitivity to a coloring in the tablet. Sensitivity to the drug itself makes no sense.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Food drink prenancy: Avoidance of alcohol is strongly recommended. As for foods nothing specific except for inadequately cooked fish and meat due to possible microorganism... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Too much you: As long as you are not a diabetic, the only problem too much sugar causes is too much you. Reasonable amounts are metabolized without adverse effects ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Happy travels: Commercial airliners are pressurized to about 6000 foot elevation which is well tolerated by almost all asthmatics. Be sure you take your daily mainte... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Chronic rhinitis: Very mild antihistamine. If gives good control no recognized long term problems. If still symptomatic see a board certified allergist.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Urticaria unrestrict: Most chronic hives, greater than 6 weeks in duration, are not caused by allergy and therefore eating or not eating any particular food, including yoga... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Watch for drowsiness: There is no specific drug interactions, but they can both cause sedation that can be additive so be cautious.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Shellfish & Iodine : Shellfish allergy is a sensitivity to one ir more proteins. Iodine is an element and not large enough to be an allergen. Shellfish allergy and radioco... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Do it: Personally sneaking, it hurts, but the relief is well worth it!
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Acute symptoms & fly: May be viral, but if you are wheezing you need to be seen by pcp, urgent care or er. If treated acutely you should be able to fly.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Find the cause: Acute throat swelling can be a medical emergency due to blocking of the airway. Chronically you need to try to find the cause and treat that. See a bo... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Antihist and prostat: Newer antihistamines such as loratadine, fexofenadine, and Cetirizine have less affect on smooth muscles and usually are tolerated. Start with lower d... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Not much additional: Since Claritin is probably our weakest antihistamine adding it to any other is of limited value. Depending upon reason for xyzal (levocetirizine) migh... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Steroid side effects: Corticosteroids, whether by injection, iv, or oral administrationhave similar side effect, except that the im injection can cause localized muscle atr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Semen allergy: Yes you can have various allergic reactions to a partner's semen. The reactions can range from local irritation to generalized anaphylaxis. The reacti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Don't delay! : If the allergic reaction is significant, anaphylactic, call 911. You need to get to emergency care immediately. This should be done even if you have a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Black mold hype: This mania about "black mold" is unwarranted. Many molds are dark or blackish in color and are ubiquitous in damp climates. Molds can cause respirato... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Feeling better?: The symptoms that they are intended to treat improve.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Lortab not an NSAID: Lortab contains Acetaminophen (tylenol) that is not an NSAID (aspirin like medication) and does not cross react with ibuprofen. However lortabs do con... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Mostly itchy mouth: Most people with cherry "allergy" actually have oral allergy syndrome" to the cherry. The allergy is actually to a pollen that has some cross reactivi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
The force is with ya: No. Vemon testing is only appropriate once one or multiple stings have lead to a systematic reaction. The only questionable exception is the person wi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Doing their job: Allergy is an unlikely cause of a swollen lymph node. Lymph node swelling is the result of a local infection or irritation and occasionally cancer. Th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Too variable to say: There are multiple autoimmune diseases affecting one or more organs or organ systems with symptoms that are variable, sometimes intermittent, rapidly ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Appetite stimulation: Older antihistamines can cause appetite stimulation. Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is used for eating disorders.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Autoimmune uncure: A cure for any autoimmune disease is most evasive. A blood transfusion regrettably isn't likely the answer either.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Bug but not allergy: Unlikely from the bite assuming not a dear tick. Probably a viral uri.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
There is a differenc: If the 42.3 and 38.2 are percents of your total white blood cell (WBC) count they're fine. What did your board certified allergist tell you? If you di... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Non-allergic asthma: Astma is an inflammatory disease of the air tubes of the lungs. In many people allergic reactions are the major factors that contributed too that infl... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
No food allergy cure: Many true ige mediated food allergies especially in children resolve with age. There are recent studies published about oral food desensitization pro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Genetic & exposures: The tendency is mostly genetically determined, but environmental exposures and for at least asthma certain viral infections seem to play a role. The p... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Coffee little benefi: The caffeine in coffee has a minimal positive effect in asthma since it is related to theophylline an older medication not often used any longer due t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Allergy comorbidity: An antihistamine/decongestant alone will not be adequate to control. There are several short and long term treatment possibilities. You need to see a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Antihistamine & test: No need to fast, but for skin testing you need to be off antihistamines for five days.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Don't be foolish: Asthma is a significant disease with major morbidity and mortality. There are multiple double blind placebo controlled studies of various asthma thera... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Need to be evaluated: No way to give that advice in this context. You need to be seen by your primary care physician and possibly specialist. Good luck.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Infection treatment : No. Throw the bread away and enjoy you tea with honey. If an infection needs treated leave it to a physician. Luckily for these charlatans most infect... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Allergy vs infection: Allergies shouldn't cause swollen lymph glands or ear pain. Although this is tree pollen season and indeed you may have allergic rhinitis i suspect yo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
"Periodic" itching: Not any unusual symptom prior to onset of a period. Due to the hormonal changes that initiate uterine sloughing. Antihistamines sometimes lessen sympt... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Hives vs Rosacia: Hives usually itch, rosacia doesn't. Hives frequently stop with time. Neither is curable, but both are treatable. Check with your doctor or see a boar... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Breathing test: Pulmonary function test (pfts) are non-invasive breathing studies done with a computer. You breathe into it according to the direction of the technici... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Cold urticaria: So does everyone with cold urticaria, one of several "physical urticarias". It is usually very bothersome, usually doesn't involve the respirator trac... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Poison ivy: The rhus antigen found on the surface of the poison ivy leaf in susceptible individuals causes a contact dermatitis. The rash only occurs where there ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Healthy living: A healthy diet, adequate sleep and reasonable exercise. Your immune system will take care of itself. There are no proven foods or magic potions to aid... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
To bite or not...: They will lessen your appealing odor attracting the biting insects. They will not prevent "attack".
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Allergy treatment: The usual sequence involves avoidance, then medications to treat symptoms, and thirdly consideration of possible immune alteration with allergen immun... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Perseverance: A healthy diet and reasonable exercise is the optimal and safee way to reach you "new" optimal weight.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Old wive's tale: Calamine can temporarily sooth the itching of poison ivy, but it does absolutely nothing to shorten the 10 - 14 days course of any contact dermatitis.... Read More

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Dr. Rosch knows allergy and immunology. No nonsense.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rosch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rosch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I'm a pretty stoic nurse, Derm tho ;) I now can't stay awake. Very unlike me. I have CVID, new. I'm headed to ER or pcp tomorrow . Thank you
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Thank you, Dr. Rosch. Yes, some of the children in her class fell sick the day after their trip too. She is being monitored at the hospital.
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thank you so much I'm another girl in America work all my heart out but I don't have health insurance and I'm not ever going to doctor so I

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Johnstown, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Johnstown, PA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Johnstown, PA - Winter
2013
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