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Dr. Powlin Manuel

Allergy and Immunology
Lafayette, LA
52 years experience male

Locations

Office

Lafayette, LA

Address

104 Genevieve Drive, Lafayette, LA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

CHAMPUS

Humana Insurance Company

Health Net

Louisiana Health Services

Medicaid

Molina Healthcare Inc

Tricare

Manuel Medical Clinic/Allergy Center

Lafayette, LA

About

Bio

Dr. Powlin Manuel is a board certified pediatrician and allergist in practice for 38 years. I received my pediatric training at Harlem Hospital Center affiliated with Columbia University and my allergy training at LSU in New Orleans. I received my MBA and MS in Psychology while in my practice. I have served in the following positions: President of Louisiana Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Chair of PRC of Louisiana State Medical Society, President of Vermilion Medical Society, President, Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Boys and Girls Club, and Board member of United Way. Received awards: Louisiana Citizen of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, United Way Award, Sam Walton Award, Friend of Education Award.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

371 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Constipation, crohn : Lower abdominal pain in men is often due to constipation. Other causes such as pain originating in bladder, and rare chances of crohn disease, and sto... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Treat asthma?: Good morning, asthma is a disorder in which the airway shrinks in response to an allergen or an agent. Our lungs put our respiratory muscles to ac... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
In one sense, yes!: Good morning, that is a good question! it is possible to reduce gaining weight by drinking sufficient quantity of water. Research has shown that mor... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Claritin (loratadine) syrup: Good morning, claritin syrup is a non-sedating antihistamine which I have used in many patients of mine. It is safe for long-term use also. Avoidanc... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Avoid contact: Good afternoon. , for any allergy, avoidance is the best measure. In order to avoid we need to know what you are alle... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Not cancer!: Good morning, solid white spots on the back of the tonsils are secretions that are trapped in the crypts of tonsils. If it is associated with pain, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Maybe it is anxiety?: Good morning, as a speciallist taking care of patients with asthma for 37 years, chest wall has ra... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Virus induced hives?: Good morning, hives result from release of histamine and other mediators (compounds) due to immune system being challenged such as an allergic react... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Post-nasal drip?: Good morning, that is an interesting question which I have not been asked in the forty years of practice. I can only postulate that effect of cold l... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Likely viral origin!: Good morning, sore throat, congestion, sneezing, and post-nasal drips are the usual set of symptoms of allergies. When ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Tic: habit: If someone is clearing throat for 8 years and the throat doctor or allergist could not find anything wrong, i would think that clearing throat has bec... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Defineltely, yes!: Gymnastic exercise designed to develop physical health also helps emotional health, over a long period of consistent practice. Different exercises tha... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Chigger bites?: Chigger bites the rash could be due to insect allergy or chigger bites, an infestation caused by mite larvae that feed on the skin. Rashes and itchin... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Migraines: With migraine and dizziness, you might have taken Ibuprofen or related pain medications in excess, which can cause nose bleeds as well as dizziness. P... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Many different types: Skin sores come in different shapes; some could be papules (like pimples), some like an ulcers, and some containing pus, depending on the type of bact... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Serum tests : A series of tests are done for diagnosis of celiac disease. This includes: the following serology tests: IgA endosomal assay, antitissue trans-glutam... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Anxiety: sighing?: Taking voluntary sudden breath is not related to asthma. Asthma is reactive airway disease in which there in a narrowing due to some trigger; the prob... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Sinus congestion?: Blockage of sinus passages and stuffy nose can be associated with headache. Not so rarely weather changes and barometric pressure changes in the atmos... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Contact dermatitis?: Itchy rash on hips thighs and genital area suggest the diagnosis of contact allergy. The contact for that area could be a detergent in the intimate ap... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Do not lick the lios: If chapstick is used frequently enough, it should keep the lips from drying. Sometimes the habit of touching the lips with tongue lead to lips drying ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Response to pressure: Eustachian tube is like a dynamic channel which can change its diameter in response to pressure changes in the atmosphere. That is why we get uncomfor... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Rosacea - adult acne: Acne starting as an adult is a bit different than acne in childhood: it is called rosacea and is treated a bit differently. Your treatment may be for ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Better question?: The question does not really make sense and is too non-specific! if you want to know what causes the rash under the arm, it could come from deodorants... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Nitrofurantoin ?: Nitrofurantoin antibiotic is very often used to treat urinary tract infections. Allergic reactions to this is rather uncommon. However, when it happe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Drug allergy?: Some patients with an allergy to penicillin could develop an allergic reaction to cephalexin, which is related in chemical structure to penicillin.
A female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
STD : Std is very common. If any one had sexual exposure without condoms, std is possible. . The most common in teenagers is clamidia, which most often goe... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
OK, if right dose!: If taken on the suggested dose, there should be no reason to worry about. Do not exceed the dose suggested.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Viral infection: This set of symptoms are usually caused by a viral infection. However, if your symptoms continue your doctor may do more tests.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Yes, Interchangeable: Atopic dermatitis and eczema are usually interchangeable because they mean the same condition. However, you could have eczema which could be localize... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Depends on the cause: Antibiotics are used for treating bacterial infections; cortisone cream is used for contact allergy and atopic dermatitis; antihistamines are helpful ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Not due to allergy!: The most frequent association of foul smelling stool is to constipation. Introduction of solid food might have contributed to constipation. It is not ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Needs re-evaluation!: Good morning, surgery for vesicoureteral reflux was done because you were born with a weak mechanism to prevent urine from flowing back into the kid... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Insect allergy?: Good morning, painful rash on back and legs can be due to many causes. One patient developed such a rash after staying in a hotel; my diagnosis was ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Could be serious!: Good morning, sharp pain in the lower part of the stomach in at 14 years, if present in the right side of the abdomen could indicate an appendicitis... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Rupture of a vessel: Eyes develop blood shots usually as a result of increased pressure caused by effects such as a episode vomiting or a cough spell leading to leakage of... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Long-term immunity!: Hepatitis b surface antibody is an immune response to hepatitis b antigen in serum, which appears 1 to 10 weeks after exposure to hepatitis b virus. A... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Viral infection: There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Viral infection?: Enlarged neck glands, runny nose, and cough suggest that you are suffering from a virus infection. Commonly caused by adenovirus infection; it could a... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Bite by jelly fish: Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Jellyfish sting while in sea is another common ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
When : When you develop symptoms such as rash in the presence of an infection with a gram positive cocci, it is due to an immune reaction to the protein comp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Side effect?: Headache is one of the side effects of adipex.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Irritnant reaction: Your reaction appears more like an irritant dermatitis rather than an allergic reaction. The difference is that you probably do not carry an antibody ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Needs dermatologist!: Lichen planus is a chronic condition that needs to be treated with local and at times oral treatment with steroids and needs to be managed by a dermat... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Consult allergist?: Good morning, if the hives, throat pressure, nausea and vomiting are of recent origin, an allergic or immune reaction needs consideration. An aller... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Hypersenstive?: When the skin feels like "raw to the touch" after sustaining a trauma, that means that the nerve ending conducting the signal of touch is hypersensiti... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
No, if not infected!: Good evening, if two men who are not infected with human immunodeficiency virus engage in sexual activity, there is no chance of getting aids from s... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Stomach symptoms!: Other than obvious signs such as breaking out in hives and having trouble breathing, which occur in rare cases, the frequent symptoms of food allergy ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Could be of concern!: Good morning, non-itchy, scattered red dots are more of a concern that the pruritic type. Conditions such as purpura, a blood disorder of different ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Cuased by a virus!: Good evening, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids), is a condition, as the name suggests in which our immune system fails to do the function o... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Add antihiastmines!: Good evening, the question is not very clear to me. It takes many months before allergy shots produce any visible effect. The reason is the early sh... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dr. Mahesh Changlani
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I have known Dr Manuel for 12 years. He is an exceptional physician with outstanding clinical skills. He has an excellent bedside manner and is very knowledgable in his field of...Read More
Jan 8, 2013
Dr. Manuel is a remarkable and welcomed addition to the Avvo community. His answers are not only succinct and accurate, but they show just how much he cares for his profession and his patients. I am h...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. He has many years of experience, is dedicated and caring.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for kindly taking your time to reply Dr. Manuel. I am sure your advice will help many others with the same issue. Best wishes to you!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks I don't thinks it's shingles but didn't think of flea bites even though my animals have been treated guess it still could be.
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Thank you, Dr. Manuel. My doctor suspects the gluten issue may have something to do with GAD-65 Ab's &/or glutamate metabolism issue also.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College Trivandrum, India
Graduated 1970MD

Medical/Graduate school

Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, India
Graduated 1964MD

Residency

HARLEM HOSPITAL CENTER, Columbia University
Completed 1977

Awards

Friend of Public Education Award from Southwest Louisiana, 2001
Family of the Year Award from Family Tree, 2003
Service to Mankind Award, 1997

Affiliations

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Academy of Pediatrics

Publications

A quantitative evaluation of the Students of Service (SOS) program for sexual abstinence in Louisiana.
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