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Dr. Lily Hwang

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Atlanta, GA
19 years experience female

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Atlanta Allergy and Asthma

Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta, GA
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Specialties
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

Licenses

United States: Georgia, Illinois, Michigan

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

74 Answers
37 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes they all can: Allergies can cause drainage that goes down the back of your throat, causing irritation rarely is it painful. Usu results in throat clearing and phl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Depends on cause: There are many causes of runny nose. Most commonly: allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis. More unusual and rare causes include spinal fluid leakag... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Cause tight airway: These medications are beta-blockers which can act in many places in your body including your airways. The medications may worsen your asthma/copd by ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Overall yes safe: Flovent is a steroid inhaler, that helps with the inflammation of your lungs, which is the cause of your asthma. Side effects include: oral thrush (u... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
See specialist: An allergist may help you with this. The first thing is to determine the true cause of your eye symptoms. Sometimes people with dry eyes will respond ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes: Loratadine is an antihistamine (decrease itching, runny nose)and phenylephrine is a decongestant (decrease stuffiness, congestion). Decongestants lik... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
One at a time : Wean slowly. The morning and bedtime nursing feeds are the hardest. Leave those to last. Remove one feeding at a time about every 3-5 days depending ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
See specialist: There are many treatments for eye allergies. Medications are one way but you have to take them daily. Allergy shots are the closest to permanently get... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Need to go to ER: If someone is having an asthma attack not relieved by their rescue inhaler (albuterol, proair, ventolin) they need immediate attention. They need to b... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes: Simplified: Claritin (loratadine) is made up of 2 parts of the molecule- the active part and an inactive part. Clarinex is made up of just the active ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Claritin, (loratadine) Zyrtec : Most antihistamines are safe in breast feeding. Best to use non-sedating ones like Claritin or clarinex. Or you can also use zyrtec. These last longer... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes stop product: If you stop using the product that aggravated you, it should get better. It is best to see an allergist to see if it is the perfume scent in the produ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Need more studies: Slit at this time has not been approved by fda, no established standard dosing, may not work usa because most patients have more than one allergen (gr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes : Similarity: in the 2nd generation antihistamine class of drugs. Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are safe in pregnancy. Both can cause dryness and ur... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Better to wait: If you are looking at a traditional allergy shot schedule, it is better to wait. If you are going to se asia for more than 1-2 weeks also better to wa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
No it should be fine: Antihistamines do not affect thyroid scans, any radioactive scans or contrast studies.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Zyrt/Clar ok to use: You can use Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec (antihistamine) however a dry throat may not necessarily be a symtom of allergies. Antihistamine and other... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Need further testing: Both shrimp and crab are considered shellfish. You can be allergic to only one or both but should be tested by an allergist to be certain. Commonly re... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Both antihistamines: Both Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are antihistamines. Each should last 24 hours for control of allergic rhinitis symptoms. However, some patients... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Preferably no: Claritin d should last approximately 24 hours, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last about 3-4 hours. For treatment of allergic rhinitis or general allergy... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Timing and history: It can be confusing. But a good history may help as well as some testing by allergist. Colds: involve sick contact, does not last longer than 10-14d, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Few hours to weeks: The oil, urushiol, is what causes the symptoms. Once you come into contact with it, your symptoms may take hours up to 3 week to develop depending on... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes, consider LLL: Continuous pumping will stimulate your breastmilk supply, however the baby is the best stimulator. You may need to increase your pumping frequency t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Hydration, mucolytic: First make sure your asthma is under controlled. Inflammation of your lungs can cause significant mucus buildup. If you have increase mucus because yo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
See neurologist: While nerve injury from neck problems can occur, change in sensation while touching warm water should be further evaluated. There are other neurologic... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Nasal saline washes: There are some medications that are safe in pregnancy, however, simple treatment with nasal saline rinse/wash once to twice daily will work fairly wel... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Both antihistamines: Both Claritin and xyzal (levocetirizine) are antihistamines. Each should last 24 hours for control of allergic rhinitis symptoms. However, some patie... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
May be normal: Depending on what kind of reaction to penicillin you had, 3 weeks out from a reaction, it may be reasonable for your skin to still feel more sensitive... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes: These medications work differently. Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine which blocks the predominant cause of hives. In severe cases, Prednisone... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes, it can. : Antihistamines can cause mucosal dryness including vaginal dryness. You can half your current dose of antihistamine to see if it continues to give yo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Depends, 1 daily: If you are using Claritin for control of allergic nasal and eye symptoms, one tablet a day is all you need. If you are using Claritin for other medica... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes: Both are antihistamines. Claritin lasts 24 hours and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lasts 3-4 hours. If Claritin works to control your symptoms you can us... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Possibly: These symptoms may be caused by allergies or also can be viral. If you have them frequently lasting longer than 2 weeks, most likely an allergy trigge... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
See an allergist: An allergist can confirm your cat allergy, recommend you bathe the cat weekly, keep the cat out of your bedroom, and other environmental measures. You... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
See an allergist: An allergist can help you determine if the reaction you have to bees is life-threatening and offer you treatment for the allergy with venom allergy sh... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes possible: 1 year olds can develop milk allergy. However, it is important to rule out other causes. Depending on what type of allergic reaction you think the mil... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
911: If you have a history of severe shellfish allergy (difficulty breathing, wheezing, nausea, diarhea, full body hives, affecting multisystem) you need ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Most likely. : Depends on which food he is allergic to the chances of him growing out of them will vary. For most foods, he should be able to grow out of them. Seafo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes : Scratching can cause skin to open and lead to secondary infections. Continued scratching can cause the skin to scar, thicken, or turn darker than your... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Try nasal saline: Agree with dr. O. Also consider nasal saline wash and saline eye drops immediately after exposure and daily during the season. Shower as soon as you r... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes : Claritin is an antihistamine medication which decreases allergy symptoms (watery itchy eyes, runny nose, itching etc). Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a muco... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
4hrs to 3d: From direct exposure usually it starts 4 hrs to 3 days. It will peak between 1-2 weeks and new lesions may appear up to 21 days.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Yes: Asthma is an inflammatory lung disease. If not properly treated and triggers identified you can have an asthma attack that may result in death. If you... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Considered safe: It is a category b drug: no harm seen in animal studies, no available data in human first trimester, and no evidence of fetal harm in 2nd or 3rd. If y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Depends on cause: Best to first find out the cause of a runny nose. Some people have a runny nose because of allergies, some because of vasomotor rhinitis, others becau... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Blisters resolved: Most people initially get swelling or itching at the place of contact within hours then in the next weeks (1-3 weeks) they may have blister forming th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Try dandruff shampoo: Several options for dry flaky scalp. You can first try drandruff shampoo suchas head and shoulder/selsun blue. If those do not work, you should see ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Inflamed airway: Allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis symptoms typically affect the upper airways- eyes, nose, throat, sometimes even your ears. Asthma symptoms are in... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Speak with your doc: Given diabetes and asthma, there may be many reasons for your tiredness and your doctor can help sort that out. To name a few: it could be sleep apnea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 19 years experience
Both eyes vs 1 eye: Not a hard fast rule but usually allergies affect both eyes at the same time and is intensely itchy. Viral or bacterial conjunctivitis usually affects... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hwang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hwang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have dust allergies and I will take your advuse into consideration
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Thank you. I've been to ophthalmologist only and no permanent solution
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Thanks for your quick and complete response, it is very helpful.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Western Michigan University

Awards

Top Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Specialist, Third Place, National - Summer
2013
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