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Dr. Gerald Lee

Allergy and Immunology
Louisville, KY
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Louisville, KY

Address

210 E. Gray St., Ste. 802, Louisville, KY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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Fax

5028527054

About

Bio

Greetings! It is a pleasure to join a fun community such has HealthTap! I am a triple boarded physician in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Allergy/Immunology and an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. My primary passion is educating residents, medical students, and the public regarding allergic and immunologic diseases. My particular clinical interests include asthma, and immune deficiencies.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Need an allergist: To answer your question whether the cat could be making your asthma worse, you need to see an allergist and get allergy tested to cat. Since you are h... Read More
A 81-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: Statins not only reduce cholesterol but they also appear to reduce inflammation caused by the immune system. Unfortunately clinical trials for disease... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes: Although not common, the package insert reports that around 4% of children developed abdominal pain from certain antihistamines like Cetirizine (zyrte... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Depends: There are many types of food allergies. It would be dangerous to try giving small amounts of food if you have a classic food allergy (hives and anaphy... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Likely yes: There is a rare form of severe asthma where people are sensitive to medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve (naproxen). These people usually also ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Depends: Manufacturers generally fortify soy milk and almond milk to make it nutritionally equivalent in terms of calcium and vitamin d to cow's milk. Since th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
No evidence: Oral allergy syndrome is caused by cross reactions between pollen (causing hay fever or allergic rhinitis) and fresh fruit. According to the natural m... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
It is more specific: A serum protein electrophoresis looks at the levels of all the different proteins in your blood but doesn't identify them. The igg test looks at one o... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Antihistamines help: Your medicines from the er may have worn off. If they gave you prescriptions you should get them filled. Antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benad... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes, for ruling out: Skin prick testing is used to see if you might be at risk of developing hives or anaphylaxis after eating a food. If a skin test is negative, it is u... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Have you been tested: Nasal congestion can be allergic or nonallergic. If you are allergic, you have lots of options, like avoiding triggers, different prescription allergy... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Very rare: True life threatening hives and anaphylaxis to chocolate is very rare. Chocolate is often blamed as the trigger when a child eats a food containing mi... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Try meds, get tested: Stuffy nose has many causes, including allergies (like dust mites or pet dander) or non allergic causes such as temperature changes or tobacco smoke. ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Might be dust mites: Or may be an isolated incident. Dust mites are microscopic bugs that reside in carpet, mattresses, pillows, and bedding that cause eye and nose allerg... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
A food challenge: Although most food allergies are diagnosed by taking a good history of the reaction and performing an allergy skin test in the office, it is possible ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
For severe asthma: Azithromycin has been shown not only to kill atypical bacteria which makes asthma worse, but also reduce inflammation. Small studies which examine the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Hives usually itch: If you have a rash that resembles hives but doesn't itch, it probably isn't hives. Hives almost always itch and therefore is probably another type of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
True!: Pulmicort is an inhaled form of corticosteroid designed to reduce inflammation in your lungs that make asthma worse. The reason it has less side effec... Read More
A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Generic Claritin (loratadine): Loratadine is the generic name for brand name claritin. It is taken once daily for allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose, and congestion. In... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Absolutely!: Barometric pressure changes is a common trigger for nasal symptoms, or vasomotor rhinitis. Other triggers for vasomotor rhinitis include sudden temper... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Depends on trigger: If the episodes of hives were caused by an allergen found on allergy testing (cat, for example), then allergy shots will reduce his sensitivity to tha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Distilled or boiled: Here is a recipe for a salt water rinse from the american academy of allergy, asthma and immunology. http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Partnership with Dr!: My best advice is to find a good doctor who you can establish a partnership with for treating your asthma. A good asthma doctor will see you regularly... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Higher = better, but: A recent meta-analysis of 676 patients on IG infusions found less frequency of pneumonias at higher IgG troughs (up to 1000 mg/dl). However, there are... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Tree pollen allergy: If you are having local itching, swelling, or tingling of the lips, tongue, or throat after eating fresh fruit, then your body is likely reacting to p... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Need specifics: Can you provide more detail regarding what symptoms you are having that you think are due to allergies?
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Quite Accurate: The methacholine challenge is useful to see if you have hyper-reactive airways that are seen in patients with asthma. If you have shortness of breath ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Immune sys highway!: Think of the lymphatic system as a highway for the immune system. Immune cells are transported along lymphatic vessels and stop by lymph nodes, which ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Many causes!: Itching is a nonspecific symptom that is a feature of many problems, like dry skin/eczema, allergies, liver problems, and yes, even cancer. However, t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Jan 25, 2012
quick and very helpful
HealthTap member
Thanks the doctor saw her and said its likely amoxicillin allergy ( she on 7th day of amoxicillin). That being said it seems to have gotten worse how long will it take swelling to come down?
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Thanks for your quick reply!I have taken prednisone for a week and it doesn't seem to help..I do have an appt tmrw to see what's going on
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Thank you Dr. Lee I appreciate your quick responce and added information this helps alot. :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

St. Vincent's Manhattan

Awards

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