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Dr. Luis Matos

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Danville, VA
46 years experience male

Locations

Allergy and Asthma of Virginia

Roanoke, VA

Address

1315 2nd St Suite 102, Roanoke, VA, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Allergy and Asthma of Virginia

Forest, VA

Allergy and Asthma of Virginia-

Danville, VA

About

Bio

Dr. Matos is Board Certified in adult and pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Associate Clinical Professor of The University of Virginia School of Medicine. Has research interests in Asthma, food allergy and medication reactions. He is Medical Director of Indwell Health and Wellness Center. Which is dedicated to promoting natural herbal solutions for obesity, inflammatory conditions, (chronic fatigue, recurrent infections, muscle tenderness) and preventive wellness). He will soon be opening an office in Danville Virginia at the Intravene facility,4500 Riverside Drive Suite B, Danville, VA 24541

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Allergy and Immunology

Immunology

Licenses

United States: Virginia

Doctor Q&A

258 Answers
109 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Go ahead.: When having a severe allergic reaction Epinephrine is the only medication that can help you immediately with oll your symptoms. Asthma rescue inhaler... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Check Vocal cords: There is a condition where your vocal cords are tightening up when you breathe in . This can give you shortness of breath made worse by stress and co... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Treat both nose/lung: Using an antihistamine and a nasal corticosteroid spray for the nose . Using controller medications for lungs (ics spray, montelucast tablet and if s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
All are mammalian.: You should consider all mammalian meats as red meats. Beef(veal), pork (bacon, ham, sausage), lamb, goat, venison, rabbit, squirrel etc.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Take Meds at Bedtime: If your asthma is affecting your sleep at night then, your asthma is not under good control. You should be taking a controller medication every day. S... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Not antihistamine: Advair inhaler does not have an antihistamine and you can continue to use it. It will not affect allergy testing.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Try to stop milk: Milk allergy can give him all the symptoms you describe. Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker and anything that causes increased histamine in the stom... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
It might: A dry cough can be a sign of active asthma problems. If you are having shortness of breath more than twice a week, then you need to be taking a contr... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Indoor or Outdoor?: Any time you relocate, you change those factors to which you are exposed. Florida is a very humid environment. Dust mites and molds grow better in hi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Forwards wiping?: Vaginal infections aren't only due to sexual intercourse.? Sometimes if you are not careful and you wipe forward after a bowel
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes, it is a process: Autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) is a process where your immune system is attacking your thyroid. At first your thyroid can get stimulated and you... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Ham allergy possible: It is important to know if you live in an area in the south and if you have been bitten by many ticks. The type of reaction you describe is typical ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Mostly non-existent: Anti-acids are composed of calcium carbonate. It is not possible to become allergic to this or any mineral. Rarely, someone may react to a coloring ag... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Rhogam: Your situation describes Rh incompatibility. You are positive and she is negative. She should have received the Rhogam injection immediately after her... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Sure: Zolpidem ( Ambien) and diphenhydramine ( Benadryl) act on different receptors in the brain and it would not be to much medication if you took it 3 ho... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
A little Drowsy: Piriton is a brand name for chlorpheniramine at 2 mg:5 mL I calculated that you took 14 mg. This is a high dose but the most severe side effect would ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
When healed: Usually when the redness and oozing is gone, then you are no longer contagious.
A male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Sure: Chlortrimeton will help for short term use. It might make you a little drowsy. If you find that you are doing this frequently, you may try switching t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
From immune B cells: Antibodies, also called immunoglobulins or gamma-globulins, are made in a type of white blood cell called B-cells. They are in the blood stream, lymph... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes, look different: Immunoglobulins also known as antibodies or gamma-globulins, are made are made of light chains and heavy chains. The different heavy chains are the bi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
That is a long story: The concepts of cell mediated vs antibody mediated immunity developed to explain different reactions. The body uses cell mediated immune mechanisms to... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Probably lymph nodes: The lymph nodes on the side of the neck can get swollen and tender if you have any type of throat inflammation or infection. The lymph nodes behind t... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes, It is normal: Some times, as you break the skin, the needle will rupture some capillaries and bleed a little. So you are right it did hit a vessel but normally not ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
No, it's bitter: When you chew or crush the tablet of cetirizine (Zyrtec) it does get into your system a little bit quicker but it doesn't reduce the effective time. I... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes,: Many different combinations of medications have been studied. Antihistamines (Histamine 1 blockers), Histamine 2 blockers (ranitidine, cimetidine or f... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Several are good: Loratedine (Alavert,Claritin), Cetirizine( Zyrtec)and Fexofenadine (Allegra)are all effective. Dyphenhydramine (Benadryl) is short acting so if you wa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes in Europe: For most 10 mg is fine. Worse allergy, 20mg would help and a few will develop drowsiness.The full adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Yes they Differ.: These are two separate conditions. Symptoms may be similar but the cause is different. In mastocytosis, patients have too many mast cells(MC). Becaus... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Blood Clots too much: Beta-2 glycoprotein 1 antibody tests are used to help find the cause of unexplained blood clots (thrombotic episodes) or recurrent miscarriages. Also ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Possibly: Capsaicin will stimulate the pain nerves and may confuse your pain sensors. If your migraines are triggered by nasal pressure then it might work.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
If you don't look...: If you suspect specific foods that trigger itching, hives, throat swelling, intestinal cramping, diarrhea, dumping syndrome.And loss of consiousness ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Maybe: You can take bonito fish supplements to help reduce mild hypertension.
A member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Probably not: The most common cause is pinworm infection. Go to your doctor, because if you have them, then all family/household members also need to be treated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Need more info.: There are several conditions that come to mind. Itching in the lower abdomen can be caused by nickel contact dermatitis from the snaps of jeans. Duri... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Were you coughing?: A rescue inhaler, no. If taken appropriately and it gave you relief within 5-10 minutes, this means you probably had some bronchitis.If it didn't have... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Aspirin Allergy: No. Aspirin allergy can not be tested in either of these ways. If you need to take Aspirin and you suspect an allergy, this can only be tested by a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Find the cause first: You can control the itch with daily non-sedating antihistamines tablets. If the regular dose doesn't help. Fexofenadine, Loratadine and Cetirizine hav... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
One kidney: Maybe taking less will do.You are going to need to be extra careful with your remaining kidney. You should research everything you take some herbal s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Post nasal drip: Sudden onset of post nasal drainage suggests an infection.Try using sinus rinses.Several products are available: either by gravity (netti pot), by squ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Only a few.: For allergic rhinitis Nasalcrom or other products containig Cromolyn Sodium (sodium chromoglycate) are same but you have to use then 4 times a day. Na... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Calcium in OJ: You can also easily find calcium fortified orange juice. If you still need more then calcium carbonate or calcium citrate supplements are palatable. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Look for pictires: The plants are different. Poison oak and summac grow like a bush and poison ivy grows as a vine along the ground or up tree trunks. The reactions th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
NO!!!: Latex paint does not have any rubber latex. It is called latex paint only because it looks like latex when it dries. Fumes from any paints are irrit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Only 0n area: Any areas of the body that are touched by the substance you are sensitive with start getting red an itchy 12-24 hours after contact. Each spot has it... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
It is variable.: I have practiced in many areas of the us, caribean and europe. Oas can go away after moving to a place without the pollen causing it. That is, away f... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Confirm w/other test: Sometimes a test will show negative because the test cannot measure low levels in the urine. Try another test made by a different company. If this i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Multiple exposures: If you continue to be exposed to the chemical and if raw injured skin is exposed, it increases the chances of you becoming sensitized. For instance ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Different yet same: The plants are different. Poison oak grows like a bush or a small shrub and poison ivy grows as a vine along the ground or up tree trunks. The reacti... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Not much for 2 weeks: Most patients do not start feeling any difference for the first 2 weeks. Some severe asthmatics didn't change for the first 6 months. Be patient
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Not many: The dose for daily prevention of Herpes is lower than the treatment of an active infection and is fairly safe.

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Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly.
HealthTap member
Oct 1, 2016
Dr. Matos is one of the few physicians in the area who understands mast cell disease and how it affects all areas of your life as well as standard testing and treatment. I highly recommend him.
HealthTap member
Jun 3, 2016
I have been a long time patient of Dr. Mato's and my son as well. He is caring and thorough and I trust him. He "thinks outside of the box" and listens to his patients. Carol Petersen
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I had the cramping, diarrhea and minor swelling in my eyelids, nose and throat which aggravated my asthma. Glad to hear I may not have any more surprises. Found caramel color, malt flavoring, barley f...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Allergist now tells me that I am allergic to oak tree pollen. I flippantly said that there are only palm trees here. He pointed to an oak tree saying 3 mos. a year they ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank You for your reply. I do understand its a possibility but I meant more like the odds. I believe it is a low risk will learn from this :) again I reapply appreciate...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Completed 1979

Residency

Univ of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston
Completed 1977

Awards

Attested to Meaningful Use of Electronic Medical Records
Best Bedside Manner - Our Health Magazine
Top Doctor, Second Place, Lynchburg, VA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Americal College Of Allergy Asthma And Immunology
American Academy of Allergy/Asthma/Immunology
Medical Society Of Virginia
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