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Dr. John Norvell

Allergy and Immunology
Franklin, TN
21 years experience male

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Allergy and Immunology

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English

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norvell
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
No: Allergies occur when the body is exposed, usually, to proteins and they have to be of a certain molecular weight to trigger the production of allergic antibodies. Radiation such as sunshine or fluorescent lights cannot trigger an allergic reaction.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norvell
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Not soon: There are some groups conducting research on desensitizing to foods. However, this option will not be available soon. For now, the best option is food allergy testing to identify which foods should be avoided.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norvell
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Antihistamines: The easiest step to take at first that may provide some relief would be an over the counter antihistamine taken daily and up to twice daily if needed. You could try zyrtec, loratadine, allegra, (fexofenadine) etc. If this does not help you should consider seeing an allergist for more involved testing and treatment.

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Great Doc !
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Norvell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Norvell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, I will try to convince my ENT that surgery is needed.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I do not know that I feel funny my nose had cyst large inside.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes I know it helps.for awhile but weight gain and side effects bad th

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University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 2000MD

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East tennessee childrens hospital
Methodist hospital
Vanderbilt stallworth rehabilitation
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