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Dr. Stuart Rhein

Allergy and Immunology
Agawam, MA

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Allergy and Immunology

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21 Answers
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Keep nose clear: Rinsing nose with saline solutions such as neil med rinse, followed by nasal steroid spray can help. Determining whether you have significant allergi... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
See full answer: Cooking some foods makes them less able to cause allergic reactions because cooking the food splits the food into smaller pieces that may not trigger ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Try antihistamines.: Touching or rubbing the skin of people with dermatographism results in itchy, swollen areas or hives. This is considered a physical type of hives and... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
15-20 minutes: The effects of an epi-pen wear off after 15 to 20 minutes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy to self: Auto-antibodies means that you are producing antibodies to proteins in your own body.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There are both sedating and non-sedating antihistamines that require a prescription. Some insurance companies will not pay for the prescription drugs... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Evaluate cause: Ruling out possible immunologic causes, including autoimmune, infection, or allergic reactions is first step, before initiating therapy such as predni... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but: It is not clear how much penicillin would get into your seminal fluid, if any, but to be safe, you should wear a condom when having intercourse.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily: Exposure to dust can trigger sneezing because of its irritant effect even in non-allergic people, and changes in barometric pressure before it rains c... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
You are allergic: Runny nose, sneezing and sniffing are common symptoms of allergies, sometimes called hay fever. There are many medications available to treat these s... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The diagnosis of celiac disease is usually confirmed by detecting antibodies in a blood test done while eating foods containing wheat.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Consider Sudafed: An oral medication such as sudafed (pseudo ephedrine) is a nasal decongestant but should not be used if you have high blood pressure or an overactive ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Keep windows closed: Keeping windows closed may reduce dust and pollution, and use of an electric air cleaner with a hepa filter may provide additional protection. You ma... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Allergic rhinitis is more likely to be found in people with a family history of allergy. If one parent is allergic, there is an approximately 30 % ch... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No longer allergic: Immunolgic tolerance is achieved when your immune system no longer recognizes a substance as foreign, and stops reacting negatively to it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Not usually.: Asthma is a condition of hyperactive airways that can be triggered by different causes that vary from person to person. If the only trigger for your ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Yes it can: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination of two antibiotics, one of which is ampicillin, a form of penicillin, which can cause rashes ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Could be allergies: Scratchy throat with persistent nasal congestion can be signs of allergic rhinitis. Physical exam and consultation with an allergist may help determin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen is a non- Aspirin medication for pain or headache. It is not an anti-inflammatory medication. Steroids such... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergies to fruit: Allergic reactions to fresh fruit are fairly common, especially thin-skinned fruit such as apples, pears and peaches. Cooking the fruit usually, but ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergies: Sneezing on waking can result from allergies to dust mites in the bedding or from pollen that is released in high quantities in the early morning.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rhein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rhein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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