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Dr. Robert Silge

Allergy and Immunology
Salt Lake City, UT
16 years experience male

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Allergy and Immunology

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Silge
Allergy and Immunology 16 years experience
Define "naturally": I agree there is no proven natural remedy if you're talking about herbal supplements, etc. Now, if you have allergic asthma, immunotherapy is shown to improve asthma control. This is a long-term process by which your immune system is changed with regular injections of allergen extract (also referred to as allergy shots). Some would consider that more natural.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Silge
Allergy and Immunology 16 years experience
Yes: About 2/3 of people who do immunotherapy of an appropriate, effective dose will have long term relief from their allergy symptoms even after they have finished 3-5 years of the shots. In some cases this relief is permanent, in others symptoms will eventually return, but may be years later.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Silge
Allergy and Immunology 16 years experience
Rare: Most of the time people with cow's milk allergy cross react to goat and sheep milk. The casein proteins share 87-98% of the same Amino Acids across all 3 species. Therefore it is possible to only be allergic to goat or sheep, but not very likely. Goat and sheep milk are not safe substitutes for people with anaphylactic reactions to cow's milk.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Silge is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Silge is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 2005MD

Affiliations

Intermountain Medical Group
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