Dr. Lily Hwang

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Atlanta, GA
20 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Psycho therapy: See this link: http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/info/asthma/asthma-history.Php. Asthma at that time was thought to be a psychological disease and that ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
allergy shot vs med: See an allergist to verify it is a horse allergy and not another allergen at the farm ie hay, grass etc. Medications such as antihistamines and intran... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Nasal saline/suction: For mild congestion and runny nose, you may spray saline to the nose and gently bulb suction the nose to remove the secretions. If this does not resol... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Cool compresses: For immediate relief: cool compresses to eyes. You can also use saline drops liberally throughout the day, antihistamine drops. For more long term pe... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Depends on which one: Most allergy eye drops are category c which means either no studies have been done or they have seen evidence of animal effects but no human effects. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Sometimes: Claritin (loratadine) should last 24 hours for control of allergic rhinitis symptoms. However, some patients have more severe symptoms or may be usin... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
1-3 weeks: For most people poison ivy dermatitis will take 1-3 weeks to resolve without treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Cold compresses: Confirm poison ivy:touch a plant? Touch something that had the plants oil? Nearby when poison ivy brush was being burned. Rash: itches, may blister, l... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Yes: It usually is a protein in the food that causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. For... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Preferably no: Claritin should last approximately 24 hours, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last about 3-4 hours. For usually treatment of allergic rhinitis or general al... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, smoke is a very potent irritant and any form of exposure will affect an infant. The infant will have exposure from smoke on clothing, hair, skin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Control your asthma: See an asthma specialist to help you manage your asthma. 1/3 of pregnant patients will have worsening asthma, 1/3 would have improvement of their asth... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Enviro control: You can use dustmite covers for pillows and mattresses(achoo allergy has good ones), wash sheets in really hot water once weekly, decrease humidity of... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
See an allergist: An allergist can confirm your allergies, recommend environmental measures depending on what you are allergic to (suchas keeping windows closed, use re... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Keep Asthma control: The most important thing is to keep the asthma under control. 1/3 of patients get worse during pregnancy, 1/3 gets better, and 1/3 stay the same. Firs... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Yes : Similarity: all three are in the 2nd generation antihistamine class of drugs. Differences: Allegra is not recommended in pregnancy. Zyrtec and Clarit... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Saline/KY jelly: Try to use saline rinses to help you alleviate some of the mucus in your nasal passageway. The repeated nose blowing is traumatizing your nasal vesse... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
No sooner than 6-8wk: General recommendation is after rubella vaccine you should wait at minimal 4 weeks. After a miscarriage, general recommendation is after you have had ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Not contagious: Poison ivy is not contagious however the oil, urushiol, may be what you came into contact with either by clothing or sometimes the oil is under finger... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Few hours to weeks: Poison ivy causes contact dermatitis after contact from the urushiol oil from the poison ivy. Symtpoms can ccur from a few hours up to 3 weeks after ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Check BM, see Ped: Check your breastmilk supply - make sure that you are not engorged and your flow is not too fast for the baby. Sometimes when the flow is too fast, t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 years experience
Monitor for symptoms: The first 24hours is crucial observation period after a concussion to make sure your child is not worse. It is important to watch for warning symptom... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 20 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
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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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