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Dr. Lee Perry

Allergy and Immunology
Chattanooga, TN
18 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes: If you are concerned about asthma, you should definitely see your doctor.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
None really: Possibly less sedation, otherwise no advantages.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Probable intolerance: It sounds like you may have lactose intolerance, which is an inability to digest the sugar in milk (lactose). The best way to rule out milk protein al... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Probably won't help: Cortisone cream is not a recognized treatment for acne. See your doctor for other treatment options.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
No: It is unlikely for mild diarrhea and an eczema flare are due to penicillin allergy.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes: You may need more aggressive management of your allergy symptoms--nasal sprays (prescription, not over the counter), allergy shots, etc...You should s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes: I would recommend seeing an allergist for testing to determine whether or not it's an allergy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
No: I wouldn't use topical steroids on your face to treat dry skin--i would recommend a good moisturizer such as aquaphor.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Sedation: The second generation antihistamines are less likely to cause sedation.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Cetirizine: Cetirizine, generic for zyrtec, (cetirizine) might help.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Allergy shots: Allergy to cats can be definitively treated with immunotherapy, or allergy shots.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Immunologists: Immunologists are the primary doctors to treat immunodeficiencies. Most of these doctors are also allergists.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Not immediate: The reaction to poison ivy and poison oak is called "delayed hypersensitivity" because it usually takes 48-72 hours for a rash to start after the expo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes: Allergies are certainly a possible trigger for asthma symptoms and wheezing.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Take prescribed meds: If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, the most important things you can do to prevent asthma symptoms are to administer medications as prescri... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes they do!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Many factors: The most important factors that lead to allergy are genetics (inheritance from parents) and exposure. Therefore, you are more likely to develop allerg... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Either is fine: When transitioning from formula to cow's milk, there is no reason to "slowly transition, " assuming the infant has no history of food allergy or intol... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Very common: It is very common for small children to get several "colds" (upper respiratory tract infections) once they are started at daycare.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
No: It's safe to drink soy milk if you have lactose intolerance.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Nope: Chronic bronchitis is a type of copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. By definition, chronic bronchitis is primarily characterized by a pers... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
See answer: Phonophobia is a sensitivity to sound that often accompanies migraine headaches. If sound makes the headache worse, you have phonophobia.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Many possibilities: I would recommend seeing your doctor so that you can be tested for possible causes of angioedema.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
None: There are no herbal remedies that have been proven to be effective in treating cough.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Not likely: Delsym (dextromethorphan) can cause adverse reactions in some people, such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue or abdominal pain. These are infrequent in na... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Not always inherited: Nasal polyps can have different etiologies, not all of which are inherited from other family members (parents). Nasal polyps are often associated with... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Depends on severity: Asthma can vary in severity from mild to severe. Mild intermittent asthma is usually managed with short acting bronchodilators like albuterol (inhaled... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Nocturnal cough: A cough that worsens at night is often associated with asthma, infection (uri or pneumonia), gastroesophageal reflux, or rhinitis (allergic versus non... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
None of the above: All asthma medications have the potential to cause side effects. The side effect profile depends on the medication.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Not necessarily: Normal spirometry makes asthma less likely, but it doesn't necessarily rule out asthma.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Possible: Recommend allergy testing by a board certified allergist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Very: Very effective in treating anaphlyaxis.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Depends: It depends on the antihistamine, but most begin working within 3-4 hours of administration.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes and yes: Dextrose is gluten-free.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Depends on age: For small children, the dose is 30 mg twice daily. For adults, the dose is 180 mg once daily.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Asthma treatments: Both classes of medications are used in the treatment of asthma, and they work differently.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Time: There are no "cures" for eczema, although eczema typically gets better as one gets older. The best treatments for eczema include gentle soaps or non-s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Patch test!: I would recommend seeing your allergist or dermatologist for patch testing. There are specific ingredients in some hair dyes that are notorious for ca... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
See below: Samter's triad is a combination of Aspirin sensitivity, asthma, and nasal polyps.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Many possibilities: Allergy medications are not 100% effective in treating allergic diseases (like hayfever). These medicines are marginally effective in some patients, w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Decongestants: Over the counter decongestants can help treat nasal congestion, but these medicines have significant side effects. Otc nasal sprays should also be avo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Depends on the cause: The easiest way to dry up a runny nose is with over-the-counter antihistamines (zyrtec (cetirizine) or allegra). However, just treating the runny nose... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
It is generally safe: It is safe to give Claritin (loratadine) and Motrin on the same day, but if you are having to do so, i would recommend seeing your pediatrician first.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Severe reaction: An anaphylactic reaction is an allergic reaction to a trigger such as a food (peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish) or stinging insect (wasp, honeybee, etc.)... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
No testing: There are no testing protocols to diagnose allergy to clindamycin. Therefore, the only way to establish this diagnosis is via oral challenge.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Tree pollen: The most common spring-specific allergen is tree pollen. Grass typically pollinates in the summer, weeds in the fall. Perennial allergens are around a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Potentially: Some patients with severe allergies to eggs cannot receive the flu shot.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Difficult to answer: Without being able to see the rash and get more details, it is impossible to say. Allergies may be a possible cause, but i would recommend seeing your... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Multiple: Treatments for asthma are divided into two categories: preventative and rescue. Preventative medicines include inhaled steroids and singulair (montelu... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes: In general, it is safe to take an antihistamine on a daily basis for treatment of seasonal allergies.

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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. :)
HealthTap member
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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