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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt

Allergy and Immunology
Golden, CO
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Golden, CO

Address

Denver Allergy and Asthma Associates, 1746 Cole Boulevard, Suite #320, Golden, CO
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About

Bio

I am in private practice in the Denver metropolitan area and have been with Denver Allergy and Asthma Associates for 20 years. I also am an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunolgy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Allergy and Immunology

Doctor Q&A

153 Answers
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
No: Cyproheptadine is an older and very sedating antihistamine. It is safe in pregnancy and is used to treat "cold induced" hives. There are many other ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Many things!: What you are describing is a very common condition and not specific for any one diagnosis. You could have a contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Histamine: Du is caused by histamine release from mast cells in the skin. It is caused by physical pressure on the skin and is not due to allergies.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Nickel and chromium are often mixed with silver to make it more durable and less likely to tarnish. If you are allergic to nickel, than very likely, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: These types of symptoms could be indicative of many different problems, from infection to allergy. Since many infections are viral, the body will cle... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Gold and Platinum: People who are allergic to "cheap jewelry" are usually allergic to nickel and/or chromium. Though contact allergy can occur to any metal, the lowest ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
No: Itching is a manifestation of allergy and is the most "classic" reaction. However, some will also experience redness and swelling as their main sympt... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Different drug: Fortunately, penicillin is not the only class of antibiotic that can be used to treat tonsilitis. Other classes of antibiotics also are effective. I... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
A steroid eye drop: Alrex (loteprednol) is a topical steroid eye drop that is used to treat various types of inflammatory conditions in the eye. It is most often used by... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Commonly seen in children, allergies can cause lymph nodes to swell. Allergic antibody is actually produced in lymph nodes. Tonsils and adeoids can ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
No: As it stands right now, the only "cure" for food allergy is avoidance. People can be desensitized in some instances - studies have shown this to be p... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Topical agents: If the rash is due to irritated skin, a hypoallergenic moisurizer or even topical zinc cream is usually effective. If that does not improve the sympt... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Soap and water first: Whenever bitten by an insect, you should first thoroughly scrub the area with soap and water. If nothing else is available, an antiseptic ointment or... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes ... to a point: Marijuana grows as a plant and does produce pollen. However, the plant is usually insect pollinated and thus, not as likely to cause allergy symptoms... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Allergy tests: Allergy tests can generally be performed two ways: skin testing and blood testing. Skin testing is done either via the "scratch" or "prick" testing ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Many things!: Allergists generally test for food, environmental (pollens, animal danders, insects, mold), and certain medication allergies (penicillin and certain t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Claritin is a very safe, non-sedating antihistamine. It is effective for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Thus, if you have allergy symp... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Several: People with mushroom allergy are sometimes prone to something called "oral allergy syndrome" in which they experience oral itching and or rashes aroun... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
See your doctor: Urticaria (or hives) is a very common condition. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people will have hives sometime in their lifetime. Hives can be caused ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Encouragement: Too much of education is based on recitation of facts. People solely with good memories can be good "students" but lousy learners. Teach with passio... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
At home - possibly: Home sleep tests are usually done with a pulse oximeter - a device that measures the oxygen saturation in your blood. If it is low, that is an indica... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Swollen eyes, sometimes called "allergic shiners" can occur from allergies. The conjunctival membrane that essentially "covers" the white part of the... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Dark spots?: Women who are allergic to the metal in an underwire bra can sometimes develop chronic discoloration to the skin. The reaction is caused by allergy to... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes.: This is especially true of antibiotics like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin-clavulanate) and antibiiotics in the Erythromycin fam... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: If the bite area is not too large, washing with an antibacterial soap and applying neosporin can often be very helpful.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Could be either: The thymus tends to involute in adults and often is just a small vestige of an organ. It can however become active under certain circumstances. The ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Tetracycline and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are in different drug classes. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone agent and is unrelated to tetracycline. Y... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Not likely: Unless there is some reason why you would be pretreated before your injections with something like prednisone, it is very unlikely that your allergy i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
They can: Igg levels can be ordered by any doctor. However, they need to be correctly interpreted.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: The effects of these medications are different and complementary. Cetirize will help with runny nose, sneezing, and itching. The Omnaris helps with ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
All of those: Cough is a symptom of "something" and in a 4 year old, things such as acid reflux, asthma, nasal allergies, and chronic infection (chronic tonsillitis... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Not likely: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be very sedating but it usually does not have an affect on respiratory rate (like narcotics).
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Radiation primarily has its effects on lymphoid tissue. Lymphocytes are in part responsible for helping to fight off infections.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
See an asthma doc: Asthma can be caused by a number of problems. Allergies are just one cause. Having your lung function evaluated and looking for inflammation in a no... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Hives: 'welps' or 'welts' are usually the term used for hives or urticarial. These can be caused by a number of things: food, medication, lotions/soaps/per... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
See detailed reply: An autoimmune disease occurs when the body makes an antibody against itself. Normally, antibodies are made to "foreign" or "non-self" proteins. In a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Possibly asthma: Asthma is more of a problem 'getting air out' than getting air into the lungs. This is caused by the contraction of the muscles that surround the lun... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Cold air is a known irritant to the lungs. In certain patients, cold air can actually trigger the muscles that surround the bronchial tubes to spasm,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: Any topical substance can potentially cause an allergic reaction. This is commonly known as contact dermatitis. If the reaction occurs after repeate... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Read the label: There is considerable debate about the accuracy of label expiration dates. However, as a general rule, it is best to adhere to what the label states ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Not sure: This is an interesting question as Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is not "caused" by cigarette smoking, but can certainly be aggravated by it. Thus, ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes/unrelated: People that are allergic to penicillin can be allergic to "fruit mold" but they are completely different reactions and are unrelated. The "fruit mold... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
See detail: Being allergic to shellfish and being allergic to antibiotics are two different things. They are not related. However, as the other doctor indicated... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Not that I know: Antibiotics like pencillin generally do not have any effect on cognition. I am unaware of any psychotropic effects of pen vk.
A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
No: Doxylin is a dertivative of Doxycycline - an antibiotic. Doxepin is a similar sounding medication that has antihistamine properties that is sometimes... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
First get tested: Fabric softener is a rather complex substance. There can be a number of things in it that can cause a contact dermatitis. I would suggest you see an... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
24 hours or less: Claritin, and its generic form - Loratadine - generally lasts about 17 hours. Thus, taking it in the morning (which is safe to do as it is non-drowsy... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Avoidance: The only true treatment for food allergies is avoidance. Though this is sometimes difficult, it is the best treatment. There are research studies go... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Milk al... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
4-6 hours: Typically, the effect of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 4-6 hours. It may be longer in people with liver disease.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Colorado - Summer
2013
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