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Dr. Anthony Rooklin

Allergy and Immunology
Upland, PA
50 years experience

Locations

Office

Media, PA

Address

70 Chapel Hill Road, Media, PA
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Upland, PA

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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Medication: Treatment to prevent your night coughing depends on what is causing the cough. Nocturnal coughing often occurs from 2 to 4 in the morning and with th... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Medication?: An allergic reaction to a medication will often be the cause of itching of the palms and/or soles. If there are no new medications, then i would try ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Doubtful: There are times that the rapid strep test is negative but a formal culture is positive but you don't say anything about a sore throat or if it was red... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Muscle pain: I think it is most likely that the lower abdominal pain is muscular from the coughing. The key to treatment is in figuring out why you are coughing. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Asthma: I'm suspicious that your persistant cough may be a form of asthma. It does not sound like you are infected. I would wonder if the cough wakes you up... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
URI: The tender swelling sounds like a swollen lymph node. The other symptoms sound like a viral illness. How long have you had your symptoms? If only a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Secondqry infecton: My concern is that you may have developed a secondary bacterial infection after what was probably a viral illness and possibly influenza. I think it ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Infected: The symptoms you are describing are from an upper respiratory infection. While it is most likely viral, you may have a strep throat and/or an ear inf... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Allergist: To determine if you have asthma it would be best to see an allergist. While pulmonary function testing can help in making the diagnosis, many patient... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Yes: I;m not sure why foods are causing you to lose your hair, but there should not be any problem taking Propecia (finasteride) to stimulate hair growth.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Multiiple causes: I think you have raised several issues that could be the reason for your cough. Certainly the smoking could be a contributing factor but i would also... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
No: It is not recommended to use immunotherapy for treatment of food allergy. There are studies being done to try to desensitize by giving small amounts ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Four to six hours: The half life of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is about four to six hours and usually the sedation will wear off within that time frame. As one continue... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Yes: Many patients with asthma are prone of more infections involving the chest because they have difficulty clearing mucus from the bronchial tubes. When... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Variety: Milk allergy can involve the GI tract with nausea and diarrhea. You may also have skin manifestations such as eczema and/ or hives. Some patients ma... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
No: As long as you remember that you aspirated a piece of apple i believe that you can wait longer to see if the cough stops as your system takes care of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Yes: If the adenoids are enlarged it can make it difficult for mucus to drain normally down the back of the throat. If this occurs the mucus can thicken a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Consult: The symptoms you describe make we wonder if you have a chronic post nasal drip and may have a chronic low grade sinus infection. If your cough is wor... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Musculo-skeletal: The differential can be varied but since you feel well otherwise i would suspect that this pain is being caused by a musculo-skeletal strain. The pos... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Costochondritis: I think you most likely have an inflammation of the cartilage which connects the ribs to the breastbone. It is called costochondritis. It is very pa... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Specific testing: While an ige of 914 is extremely high, it does not give specific information as to what substances the baby may be allergic to. If the skin problem i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Nose bleed: The most common reason would be a nose bleed causing blood to be swallowed. One needs to be concerned about a foreign body which may have been inhale... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Normal unless coughi: With whooping cough, when the patient is not coughing the breathing is perfectly normal. The cough is spasmodic and continues until there is very lit... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Asthma: Cough and wheeze with laughter can be a form of exercise induced asthma. I wonder if you also have problems with exercise? If so an inhaler can be p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Diagnose: The answer depends on the history of why you are coughing. How long has it been, what is the quality of the mucus if any that you are producing, other... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Sinusitis: If your child had had a cold before the cough began, he may have a bacterial sinus infection. When he lies down the sinuses are draining down his thr... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Ipecac: Ipecac has been traditionally used to induce vomiting. Often the offending food itself will cause the allergic individual to vomit. This is actually... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
GG: Some patients feel that Mucinex (guaifenesin) which is glyceryl guaiacolate helps to thin the mucus and make it easier to cough out. The cough might ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Yes: Albuteral to be used in a nebulizer comes in two forms. It is either pre-mixed with its own diluent or it comes as a concentrate to which saline will... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Not necessarily: The symptoms of a sinus infection often involve a post nasal drip as opposed to a runny nose. The nasal passages can actually be relatively clear if ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Sinusitis: With the description of symptoms and the timing I am concerned that you may have s secondary bacterial sinus infection. You should see your doctor an... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Honey: While Codeine is probably the best cough suppressant it does cause side-effects in many patients and can't be used. Dextromethorphan can be tried (dm... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Costochondritis: A very common reason for chest pain associated with coughing is inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs attach to the breast bone called costocho... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Bacterial: I''m not sure how long these symptoms have been going on, but it is certainly possible that she has developed a secondary bacterial infection involvin... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Yes: At this time i think you are over the worst of it and can relax about getting a secondary bacterial pneumonia. The cough may take a week or to to cle... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Differential: The prolonged cough can be for a variety of causes ranging form asthma, chronic post nasal drip or perhaps from reflux of acid from the stomach. Ther... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Decongestant: It sounds like you are suffering from a cold which is slowly getting better but now your eustacian tubes are blocked. You might get some releif from ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Diagnosis: The secret to getting rid of a frustrating cough is to make the correct diagnosis as to what is causing the cough. This problem often requires seeing... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Aquagenic urticaria: There are patients who develop urticaria or hives when they are in touch with water. This reaction is considered a "physical urticaria" and anti-hist... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Symptomatic treatmen: The cause and more importantly the treatment for your symptoms depends on the history of how long you have had your symptoms. If it is less than a we... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Codeine: The most effective cough suppressant is Codeine which is often in a cough syrup that is an elixer which contains alcohol. Thus with children there is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Topical steroids: The easiest way to quiet down a contact dermatitis regardless of the cause is by using a topical steroid. They can be gotten over the counter without... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Yes: Most pneumonias are caused by viruses and they will be self limited meaning they will get better over time as your own immune system kicks in. Even b... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Cough: The cough one gets with whooping cough is very specific and is more paroxysmal or like a spasm. The patient coughs until there is no air left in the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
No: The most common side effect from Hydroxyzine is sedation. I am not aware of night sweats being a side effect.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Yes: It sounds like your son is having significant reflux with any increase of abdominal pressure. His case is a bit extreme and he may benefit from medic... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Infection: The fact that the mucus is discolored means that while you may have allergies you are also suffering from an infection. The color does not determine ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Honey: The feeling today is to avoid alot of the medications that in the past were used in infants. Honey can be used to soothe the throat in babies over 6 ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
No: There are three products on the market which contain a long acting bronchodilator as well as an inhaled steroid, advair, symbicort (budesonide and for... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Occasionally: Xolair which is an anti ige antibody is approved for treatment of moderate to severe asthma not controlled with standard therapy in allergic patients ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rooklin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rooklin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I dont know what my next step is if my pneumonia is viral but at least i know now why the zpak, tessalon, prednisone might not be working! Ty!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! In the UK only people who are deemed at risk are encouraged to get flu shots. But I'll ask my GP
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Thank YOU so much for taking your time to answer my question... I'm very grateful for your help... You put true meaning in Doctors...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

Top Allergist and Immunologist , Second Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013
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