Dr. Powlin Manuel

Allergy and Immunology
Lafayette, LA
53 years experience male

Locations

Office

Lafayette, LA

Address

104 Genevieve Drive, Lafayette, LA, US
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My office hours

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

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

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Louisiana Health Services

Medicaid

Molina Healthcare Inc

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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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
You are born with it: You are born with bow legs: it is often noticed later.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Common problem: Very often babies do that! It is much easier to get milk from bottle than having to work (suck) to get milk. We recommend feeding from breast first f... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Constipation: Constipation is the most common cause of lower abdominal pain on the left side. Other causes such as ovarian cyst or fibroids may be present in women.... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
3 days: Usually the skin itch should be relieved in about 3 days. Using moisturizing lotion will make it shorter.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Intolerance?: Kidney beans can make you have diarrhea if you have an intolerance or allergy to it. Intolerance means that the product or its digestive byproducts ar... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Vinegar to consume?: Why would anyone want to consume vinegar? Vinegar from any source is acetic acid; it can possibly digest your stomach and cause heart-burn. Use it to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
It will not stay!: The peeling skin of the face from sun burn will be replaced fast by new cells.
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A member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Acne and virus : Ulcers in the mouth are usually caused by a virus and should resolve in a few days. Acne does not have anything to do with it. Acne involving the ches... Read More
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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Hypersensitive skin?: When it hurts you "put pressure on' it means the skin is hypersensitive; it means that the nerve ending conducting the signal of touch is sensitized, ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Correlate with food?: The best way to know if your symptoms are due to food allergy is to have a diary and write down the foods with worsening of the rash. Rash limited to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Various descriptions: Rash on face varies depending on the cause. Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papul... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Skin lesion - bites: Insect bites usually refer to a skin lesion from an insect bite. The insects are fire ants, honey bees hornets, jackets, and wasps.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Mold allergy?: The issue we worry about mold is mold allergy; otherwise mold came to the world years before we humans appeared; we can coexist. We find mold everywhe... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Insect allergy: Reactions to wasp bite are very common. You can react to the venom as a small rash with pain because of the toxins in the venom, which most of us will... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Present in Lupus: Anti-rnp antibodies are present in certain patients with lupus and in conditions known as mixed connective tissue disorders, and rheumatic conditions.... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Blister with redness: Skin lesions from ant bites usually have a red base with a blisters on the sites of bites.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Low vitamin levels?: Low levels of fat-soluble vitamins in the body could be one rare problem on extremely low-fat diet. If you are thinking about calcium levels and back ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Mouth bleeding OK!: Mouth bleeding from hitting head on the table should subside. If the child is acting normal, he should be fine. If he acts sick, please take him to hi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Viral infection: You probably had a viral infection such as adenovirus or mono virus causing throat pain, and swelling of tonsils and uvula. It will take many days to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Autoimmunity?: Positive ANA indicates that there are presence antibodies against components of nucleus of your own cells. Our body is not supposed to make antibodie... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Not advisable!: Good evening, sanoly i would advise not to withhold milk to encourage him to eat sold at this age. We may advise to reduce milk in such a situation a... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Sinus congestion?: Blockage of eustachian tubes connecting ears and sinuses can cause headaches and sinus symptoms, along with feeling of stiff neck. Follow the instruct... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
It varies!: How long they will keep you under observation after gastric lavage depends on the substance and the condition of the patient.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Read the expiration: Please look at the bottle for the expiration date; do not use them beyond the expiration date.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Find a way to say no: We often do much more things than we can handle; we say yes to many requests; there is not enough time to accomplish to our satisfaction; we get stres... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Not OK if allergic: If you have experience allergic reaction to lavender, you have a chance of allergy to lavandin also as they is related species.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Reduce inflammation: Hydro-cortisone is used very commonly as an anti-inflammatory medication in status asthmaticus , a condition of prolonged acute attack of wheezing in ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Bite by mosquito: Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will c... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Nonspecific: Taking vitamin b complex if taken in usual prescribed doses should not cause headache. If taken in mega doses as some do, it can cause headache, espec... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Migraine or vascular: Headache behind the eyes usually suggests a vascular headache affecting the blood vessels on the side of the head. The muscle on the same side of the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Flying insects: The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if th... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Find the cause!: Itching inside mouth can result from different reasons from an allergy to yeast infection. Oral allergy syndrome is a condition with itching in throat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
If : If it not angioedema, it could be just plain edema. Angioedema refers to swelling of subcutaneous tissue as a result of an acute allergic reaction. Mo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Some foods?: Some food items are associated with feeling of bloating is some individuals. Chronic constipation is one common cause of obstruction of flow of gas pr... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Gluten sensitivity: Celiac disease is the disease of small intestine, with changes in the mucosal lining occurring upon exposure to gluten in diet. The condition is chara... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Vitiligo or fungus: White spots can be due to a fungal infection or a condition called vitiligo. This is due to loss of cells or loss of mechanisms that create the dark p... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Could last few days!: Headache triggered by a hit on the head can last for days depending on how severe the trama was. See your doctor if the headache and neck pain continu... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Mucus in the throat?: White secretion in the back of the throat is usually due to sinus drip - mucus produced in the sinus cavities in the bone inside your cheeks - the dri... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Threptin may be OK!: Threptin biscuits are made of protein. Analysis of the ingredients does not reveal the presence of lactose in them. Lactose intolerance should not aff... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
The virus detection: An antigen means anything that generates an antibody; in hepatitis b, it is the virus that attacks the blood cells. There are two types: surface antig... Read More
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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
It is common!: It is common for patients with bronchopneumonia to spit up mucus; it is actually healthy to do that. When you have some bacterial infection of the lun... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Onset of Intolerance: Good evening, you could develop an allergy or intolerance to food items that agreed with your body in the past. Making a list of items consumed for ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Regular exercise?: Good morning, that is an interesting question, as it echoes the feeling of many of us! there are a lot of claims with no definite proof of results. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Fluid in sinuses?: Good morning, when we get flu, the immune system comes to our defense, using our preformed antibodies to fight flu, as well as producing new antibo... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Multivitamins OK: Good morning, it is ok to use multivitamins along with using tegretol. Vitamin c is claimed to have beneficial effect in helping to fight some viral... Read More
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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Varies, with meds!: Good morning, how long you should wait after alcohol depends on the type of antihistamine. For non-sedating antihistamines such as Claritin and alle... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Nonallergic sinus?: Good afternoon, symptoms of allergies have a tendency to get better after a rain. When symptoms get w... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Yes you can!: If prescribed by a physician, you can take doxycycline. Doxycycline is an old antibiotic with different uses. Urine culture may be needed to confirm t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Viral infection?: Good morning, rash, runny nose, and diarrhea are usually caused by a viral infection at this age. Most of these infections are self-limited and shou... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
That depends...: I have seen some patients developing swelling of the along with hives after a tattoo. If you are allergic to nickel and the instrument for applicatio... 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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