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Dr. Steven Cohen

Allergy
Daggett, MI
50 years experience

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Allergy

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Sedation: The most significant side effect of vistaril (hydroxyzine) is sedation.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Symptoms: Allergic nasal symptoms include clear watery secretions, nasal congestion, sneezing and itchy eyes, ears, nose and throat with symptoms lasting the du... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Not likely: Cat allergy is related to exposure to the two major components-cat dander (skin flakes) and saliva. Since it is impossible to avoid these materials i... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Depends: The first point is to define allergy and to detemine what insect may be the offending agent. Allergic reactions require symptoms distant to the sting... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
It all depends.: It could represent perenial allergic rhinitis with sensitivity to dust mite, animal dander, or feather depending on your environmental history. Durin... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Yes: This may be a manifestation of underlying asthma. Prolonged cough with URI is common. Most are viral and antibiotics are not helpful. Symptoms may ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
No: Dermographism is one of the physical urticarias. The etiology is not really known and treatment is symptomatic-antihistamines to decrease the itch sc... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Yes: Chlorphenirimine, a first generation, and therefore, more sedating antihistamine.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Same thing: Hay fever is the "generic" term used for allergic rhinitis. It was coined in england for the nasal symptoms noted during the haying season which was ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Carefully: Benedryl is a first generation antihistamine and can be associated with significant sedation, while the others are second generation and are much less... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Cardiac: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a form of adrenalin. It can cause increase in heart rate, elevated blood pressure and even abnormal heart rhythm. I... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Depends: There may be alternitives to prednisone, but it depends on what disease is being treated.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
You can"t: Wanting a cat is okay, having one in your home is not. The amount of animal dander increases as the animal stays in the home, leading to progressivel... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Not likely: Severe cat allergy may cause asthma which could lead to respiratory problems. Since avoidance is a appropriate step, patients usually remove themselv... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Depends: Allegra 60 mg has about a 12 hour duration of action. Benedryl at bedtime may provide relief of symptoms and help with sleep. I have used Allegra 18... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
No: Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb. Milk allergy ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Yes: Viral conjunctivitis can be very contagious and spread from eye to eye, or person to person. Good hygiene is very important to stop the spread.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Translucent: Clear liquids are ones that you can see through. Chicken broth is considered clear while tomato soup is not, tea is a clear liquid, while milk is not.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Nothing: Since pollen related seasonal allergic symptoms are caused by inhaling the pollen grains while our doors, what you eat will have no bearing on symptom... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Probably: Doubling the dose may not provide additional relief and may be more likely to cause sedation.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Unlikely: Pollen causing "hay fever" is inhaled commonly causing the nasal or chest symptoms associated with allergic disease. Anaphylaxis is generally caused ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Significant illness: The side effects of steroids are seen more commonly if the dose is high and the duration is long. Discuss the reason for steroids with your doctor. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Not really: There is a genetic basis of allergic disease, but what you may be seeing is a seasonal variation due to the presence of specific pollen at certain tim... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
It's not the flowers: Flowers bloom when other airborne plant pollen, especially tree in the spring, is in the air. If a plant is colorful or has a pleasant odor, it is to... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Eustacion tube: This may be related to eustacian tube dysfunction. This a tube between the inner ear and the nasopharynx. Its' purpose is to relieve air pressure t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Yes: There is a genetic predisposition to develop allergic disease. It may be asthma, rhinitis, eczema or other problems. The incidence of allergy in the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Structure: Clarinex is one stereo chemical form of the loratidine molecule. It has a longer duration of action, 27 hours, than claritin, (loratadine) and is a tr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Not really: The primary treatment of environmental allergens is avoidance. If symptoms are already present, having a kitten, later to be a cat, in the home is co... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Infection: Most likely a viral infection, but watch for any progression or additional symptoms.
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Possible: I the Allegra (fexofenadine) is taken for its anti-itch effect, stopping the medication may lead to an increase in itching. It is not withdrawl, it i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
No: Nothing "cures" asthma, but aminophylline is a medication that was used in the past as a first line treatment to relieve and prevent symptoms. It sti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Moderation: Moderation is the answer. Steroids may cause gastric distress which may be made worse by alcohol. Be careful.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Depends: May depend on the dosage used and the duration of treatment. Stopping abruptly after a long course and high dosage can be a disaster causing life thr... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Perhaps: If your symptoms and pulmonary functions continue to be well controlled at the one spray twice daily dose, you may be able to use less medication. Yo... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Depends: If mono therapy with an inhaled steroid is effective in controlling asthma, Flovent is a fine medication. If symptoms are not controlled, combination... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Symptomatically: First you need to know what symptoms constitute an "anaphylactoid" reaction and be sure that it is not a systemic reaction, really anaphylaxis. "toid... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Any age: While most people with asthma and allergic disease are diagnosed at an early age (75% of rhinitis is diagnosed before age 45), there are some who are ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Be careful: Bee's pollen, in a granular form, taken orally, has been associated with acute anaphylactic reactions in at least three people. I was the lead author... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Opens breathing tube: Inhaled medications (bronchodialtors) like albuterol, help relax the muscular spasm around the bronchi or breathing tubes. This form of rescue medica... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Astroglide: Food allergy is usually from ingestion, not topical application. There are much better options you can find at your pharmacy. Leave the mayonnaise f... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Yes: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a medication to help liquify secretions. If secretions are hard to raise, Mucinex (guaifenesin) may be helpful as an adjunct... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Muscle/bone/nerve: Sneezing builds significant pressure within the thorax. It may cause muscle pain, bone pain or nerve pain (like sciatica) if the sneezes are frequent... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Yes: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is a sedating antihistamine and could cause significant problems taken in large quantity.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Msg is a flavor enhancer which intensifies the flavors of food. Salt is a food additive for flavor as well as preservation and is a different chemica... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Antihistamines: Allergic reactions to stinging insects include symptoms distant to the site. It includes hives, generalized redness and itching of the skin, asthma s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Don't: While I am not aware of any contraindication, avoiding alcohol before a test requiring significant physical effort, like a methacholine challenge, is ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
No: Eat not to excess, drink not to dullness.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
Allergy 23 years experience
Strength: Twice the dose.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Allergies caused me to go into anaphylaxis shock. 15 allergies.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You where helpful.
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Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1972MD
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