Dr. Lee Perry

Allergy and Immunology
Chattanooga, TN
19 years experience male

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Chattanooga, TN

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6624 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN
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Allergy and Immunology

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301 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Absolutely: Asthma can certainly be triggered by pet allergy--if your child has asthma, i would recommend allergy testing by a board certified allergist to determ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the patient, compliance is very important. If a patient is compliant with once- or twice-weekly shots, he or she should begin to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Depends: Contact dermatitis usually takes several days to improve, assuming you are no longer being exposed to the trigger. If you continue to be exposed to th... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on how long you've been on allergy shots.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
No: Nasal steroid sprays should begin to help within the first few days of starting the medication.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Not everyone: Allergy shots, in the right patient, are extremely effective in treating allergic rhinitis. However, you need to be tested and treated by a board cert... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Not really : Similar treatments--oral antihistamines, prescription nasal sprays, and allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots).
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
See an allergist: If your allergy symptoms are so bad that you are having to take more than recommended doses of antihistamines, you should see an allergist to determin... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Usually hives: The most common rash associated with shellfish allergy is urticaria, or hives.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Difficult to answer: Asthma is certainly increasing in prevalence, as are allergic diseases in general. I would not classify asthma as being "unusual". Risk factors for de... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Possibly: The fact that your mother has been diagnosed with asthma makes it more likely for you to develop asthma. In fact, maternal asthma is probably the most... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Possibly: Poorly controlled asthma can affect the development of a child. It is essential to make sure your child's asthma in under good control!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Usually : Peanut allergy is a sensitivity to the protein found in peanuts--not necessarily the oil. Most fast food restaurants used peanut oil that has none of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Gastrointestinal: The most common symptoms associated with lactose intolerance include constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping ("gas pains").
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Yes: Allergies are very unpredictable!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Maybe: Runny nose can be due to several things--allergy, non-allergic rhinitis, the common cold, etc. The best way to determine if allergies are the cause is... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
See an allergist: The best way to diagnosis allergy to stinging insects is via skin testing. Allergists use different venoms to test for such allergies, and testing can... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Major differences: Xolair is a shot that with antibodies that bind ige (ige is the antibody that causes asthma and allergy) to help control severe persistent asthma symp... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Several symptoms: Allergic reactions may include any number of symptoms including hives, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, throat discomfort, swelling of the lips/t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Sometimes: The allergic nature of some foods is altered with cooking the food. Examples include eggs, and raw fruits/veggies. When you cook egg, the allergen cha... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Not necessarily: It more likely means that your immune system is working too well!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Doesn't work: Local honey, unfortunately, is not effective in treating seasonal allergy to pollen. However, it does taste good!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Yes: There are certain components in detergents, soaps, fabric softeners and cosmetics that can cause a rash called "contact dermatitis." in general, it is... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
No: There is no mouth rinse designed to treat asthma.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Unpredictable: Most infants outgrow milk protein allergy by the age of 2 years--more importantly, about 80% of children will outgrow allergy to milk by the age of 5.... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Asthma symptoms: Asthma is associated with a wide variety of symptoms including cough (especially at night), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and diffic... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Normal temps R fine: There is no reason to alter the temperature of your home during the winter to help your child's asthma. Of course, you shouldn't let it get overly col... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Many treatments: The most thing is to identify whether or not you might have life threatening allergy to insect stings--this type of allergy would be characterized by ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Avoidance, meds: First, i would try to avoid exposure to rabbit(s). If that is not possible, over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Yes: If you have an allergy to a potentially deadly trigger (stinging insects, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish), then you are at risk if you don't carry your... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Blood tests: Blood tests (bartonella henslae titers).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Difficult to answer: The diagnosis of asthma is based on several factors. In older children and adults, lung function testing can be performed. However, in infants, such t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Unlikely: The most common side effect of inhaled steroids, especially over such a short period of time, would be oral thrush. Make sure your child rinses his mo... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine that decreases pruritus (itch) and may cause drowsiness.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Pollen: Grass allergy is most common in the late spring and early summer, and is caused by the pollen that is released during that time of year.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Very complicated: Generally speaking, the innate immune system is the part of the immune system that you are born with, while the adaptive immune system is developed ov... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Allergy testing!: The primary triggers for asthma include infections (common cold), allergies, and exercise. Allergic triggers can be grouped into two categories: seaso... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Not a good idea: In general, topical steroids should not be used on the face.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Antihistamines: I would treat with antihistamines to control the itch, and possibly topical steroids if the rash is severe.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Allergy vs infection: Hay fever is another term for allergic rhinitis, which is characterized by seasonal increases in allergy symptoms (runny nose, sneeze, congestion) due... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Epinephrine: The best treatment for an anaphylactic reaction to tree nuts would be injectable epinephrine.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
See your doctor: It could be several things, from insect bites to possibly hives, viral infection, or something else. I would recommend having your physician evaluate ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Time: Time heals all wounds...Low potency over the counter Hydrocortisone cream can also help the lesions to go away faster.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Many treatments: You could treat with antihistamines or prescription nasal sprays...However, the "best remedy" is allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots), because aller... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Most likely: If you are lactose intolerant, you will most likely develop symptoms after eating yogurt that contains lactose.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
IgE mediated: Type 1 hypersensitivity is an immediate, ige-mediated reaction to a trigger (food, insect sting, etc.).
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is due to a deficiency of lactase, which is the intestinal enzyme that helps you digest lactose.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Skin testing: The easiest way to determine whether or not a child is allergic to certain foods is skin testing. Blood testing might also be considered. The gold sta... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Several: There are several to choose from, but the most effective are Cetirizine (zyrtec) and fexofenadene (allegra). You might also consider an over the count... Read More
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Mar 25, 2013
Listen up food allergy and asthma sufferers, look no further for the help you need. I feel proud to recommend Dr. Perry to my patients and those still searching for a home. Thanks for your virtual pr...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Perry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Another attack tonight after 3 days of steroids so will be seeing my doctor ASAP thank you.
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Thanks Dr Perry. I was just put on strong penicillin for 14 days so hope that helps. As med care is free in Canada, I'm gonna inquire. :)
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thanks for that, i got a shot for it. but even now, i havnt been in it or anywhere near it and its still on my wrist and very itchy

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Chattanooga, TN - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Tennessee - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
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