Doctor Q&A for Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chronic hives : If antihistamines and H2 blockers do not bring temporary relief, you need to be tried on other medications. A board-certified allergist-immunologist m ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Normal blood sugar: A fasting blood glucose of approximately 60-100, maybe up to 110 in some laboratories, is considered normal. After you eat, the level goes up above 1 ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin bump / papule : When it's invisible, doctors can't diagnose. If painful, it is probably a tiny infection, either viral or bacterial. A routine pimple would be bacter ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Orthostatic pulse: Do you only have headache when standing? An increased pulse when coming to standing is normal; caused by blood rushing to the legs from other areas. T ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Strep throat: White spots on tonsils are often a sign of Strep throat, a serious bacterial illness that requires treatment, or heart disease, pneumonia or death can ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives / urticaria: It sounds like maybe you only received a single dose of those drugs, maybe for a migraine. If you only received those medications once ten days ago, i ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy to nuts : A nut allergy is an allergic, meaning IgE-based immunological response to foods commonly called nuts, which include peanuts (really legumes), tree nu ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acid reflux : Presuming you have reflux, your best plan is to take good care of yourself and it, and don't worry about what you don't have. People with reflux shoul ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives / Urticaria: It's impossible to diagnose a rash from a short description. Hives generally itch quite a bit, and they are raised like mosquito bites, so you can fee ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Symptoms of mono: Infectious mononucleosis is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection. It is known for its severe sore throat, which often causes doctors to adm ... Read More
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