Dr. Luis Matos

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Danville, VA
47 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

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: Yes, but not an anaphylactic reaction to the tick bite. Usually it is only an itchy local reaction. This is a sign that you are developing an allergy ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
If you don't look...: Ibs is a clinical group of symptoms of unknown cause. If you suspect specific foods that trigger intestinal cramping, diarrhea, dumping syndrome.And ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
NO: A pseudomonas lung infection ia a serious infection and not very common. You only get this if your immune system is weak. You need very strong antib... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
It sure is...: At least for mice. I found only a mouse study looking at this effect of jujube. (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17479419). It appears to have co... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Cause of Oral allerg: Oas is seen when people with high level of ragweed pollen allergy feel itchy mouth and throat when they eat melons, (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Depends, not really: Studies have shown that if a 3 years old, has had 3 or more wheezy episodes in a year, has proven personal allergy and has a parent with a history of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
No difference: You can split hairs and say that if you have chronic diarrhea, weight loss, malnutrition when eating foods with gluten, that you have celiac disease a... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Be sure it's Asthma.: You mentioned that your child has asthma and that it is getting worse with activity. He needs stronger preventive/controller treatments. He may bene... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Tick allergy likely: This is a sign that you are developing an allergy to a component of the tick saliva. It is common for the bite site to itch for several months. It is... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: NSAIDS is an acronym that means Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. And that is exactly what they do they are not steroids but have a strong anti-i... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
You are fine : You can develop immediate itching (contact urticaria), delayed blisters (contact dermatitis to the chemical plasticizers) in the Polyisoprene. General... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Possibly a year or 2: Chronic hives can stop on their own any time. The fact that you live in NC and have IBS symptoms, makes it important that a Alpha gal and total IgE le... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Not usually: The Rho-gam is an immune antibody against Rh. The only was it would show is if you tested specifically for anti-Rh antibodies.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Not much-Anaphylaxis: Biggest is-warning for Anaphylaxis, But newer studies show that just having severe asthma puts you at a risk for anaphylaxis that is greater than the ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Sure, not worrisome: Your IgM antibody is the "first responder".and commonly is low in normal people. If you are having frequent infections, the IgG and IgA are more impor... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
What's the question?: If you are wondering why they are itching 2 weeks later? If is probable that you are having a delayed immune reaction the important thing is to take ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
You have allergy: Total IgE levels of 149 are nothing to worry about. It means that you are probably allergic to many different things. Levels of 30 to 700 ku/ml are co... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Don't ever take ASA!: There are 2 types of severe allergic reactions to aspirin. Rhinosinusitis-asthma (r-a) and urticaria-anaphylaxis (u-a). R-a reactions start off with p... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Poison ivy: The most commonly known contact dermatitis is the reaction some people develop to poison ivy/ poison oak. Many times you may contact the oils from th... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Not sure associated?: Acid reflux medications do not cause weight loss nor weight gain. I assume you are alluding to possibly to pH balance. A colon cleanse (not with enema... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes, but get helpre: If your child can't breathe you can give an additional nebulization on your way to the hospital, urgent care center or your child's doctor office. If... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
What, not expired?: If you still have the old entex, Entex La or entex pse, they should have expired long ago. It was safe to take at recommended doses only.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: Children which wear or require frequent elastic bandages, require latex catheters, use latex bottle nipples can frequently develop latex allergy. Als... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Much more than U ask: There are 4 different types of medication allergy and also there are side effect reactions. Type 1- allergic type. Hives, itching, sneezing, wheezing... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: You can develop an allergy to thyroid supplements or to components of the tablets. You may need to try other alternatives.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
They are many: There is a long list of foods that cross-react with latex. This means that because of your latex allergy, you may also have reactions to other fruits... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Constant what?: Did you feel pain, bloating, cramping or diarrhea? Not enough information to answer your question.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Enfermedad de Fabry: Fabry's disease es una enfermedad genética la cual afecta el cromosoma X. Afects a los varones solamente tenemos un cromosoma X. Para que una mujer ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: Some children can become sensitized through breastfeeding and others by touching or rubbing peanut butter on the skin. Months later they have reaction... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
No: It doesn't taste very good. Canola oil is a variety of the same plant. Only the "cold pressed" oils have enough protein to have reactions.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: The bronchodilator will help with any cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath or wheezing. The loratadine can help with itchy, sneezy and drippy ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: Loratadine (Claritin) will not interfere with any blood pressure medications. Don't confuse this with Claritin-D (Loratadine/Pseudoephedrine) if ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes: Taking Loratadine in the morning and Diphenhydramine at night will help you avoid the drowsiness side effects of Diphenhydramine and help you if the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Additional allergies: The itching suggests that there might be a complicating component. I would advise that they check a serum tryptase and a serum alpha-galactose level. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Try OTC Meds First: No rash? Just itching.Take any over-the-counter antihistamine with cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. Start with one a day if this doesn't go awa... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Not very good news..: Almond milk, soy milk and rice milk may be options as long as you are not also allergic to those foods. The fact that you crave milk is part of your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Sciatica: It sounds like your sciatic nerve is inflamed. Taking an anti-inflammatory ma help ease the pain. I t may take several weeks for it to get better. Th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
It may make u Drowsy: The full adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. This amount caused a 12-14% drowsiness rate. The 10 mg dose was tested in the ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
No.: Not unless your finger is soaked in fresh sperm.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Tetracyclines: The calcium in the dairy products and also calcium containing supplements/ vitamins will bind to the antibiotic and prevent them from absorbing into y... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Lecithin is safe.: Now for the "traces of soy" question: it all depends on the reaction that triggered the soy allergy discovery. If she had a severe reaction when she ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is OK: It used to be thought that antihistamines with drying side effects (anticholinergic) may make asthma worse. Not true. In fact it can help asthma. Th... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Pediatrics is 0-18yr: Years ago there were very simple guidelines that are very helpful. If you wheeze, use rescue (Albuterol), If you need rescue twice in a wk, add contro... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Immune System Defect: There are different areas of our immune system the helps us fight off viruses, bacteria and/or yeasts and molds. Defects or weaknesses in these areas ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
See meat allergy Tip: There is a recently described allergy to mammal meats that is triggered by Lone Star tick bites (not for Texas). Female tick has a white dot on it’s b... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Maybe: It affects people in different ways. If you notice it keeping you awake then, that is how it affects you
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Yes you may: If your asthma is acting up, you can nebulize with albuterol. If you need it more than twice a week, your asthma is not under good control. You shoul... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Soon: They are working on one and the tests look promising. It can't be produced like normal vaccines which weaken the virus because a weak virus may still ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Wait: You are not at risk. If you develop an itchy rash it would then be helpful to test for the viral RNA or IgM. If you are sexually active with a woman o... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
No long List: The newer oral nonsedating antihistamines available without prescription in the US are: loratadine (Claritin), fexofenadine (Allegra), cetirizine (Zyr... Read More
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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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