Doctor Q&A for Dr. Dennis Jerome

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Cold sores are due to an activation of a virus in the tissue. These often become visible when there is irritation including excessive sunlight, colds ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Inflammation: Inflammation of the scrotum from infection such as "jock itch" would be a likely cause. Could also be due to some other type of irritation or contact ... Read More
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: Throat clearing is often due to irritation from drainage from the nose or sinus region or reflux of acid from the stomach.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not folliculitis: I doubt if it is folliculitis and spontaneously resolves. If they are itchy and last only a short time especially after exercise, sweating or hot sho ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You can safely use afrin twice a day for 3-5 days without any prolonged harmful effects i.e. Rebound congestion. This would actually allow improved d ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See a Dr.: Red blotches after a vacation is not very informative.Review living outdoors in a wilderness area? Were you in a hotel?Were you on a cruise?Were you a ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Decadron (dexamethasone) how.: I assume you are being treated with an oral Decadron (dexamethasone) product. But even so I am not aware of any relationship between eating and flush ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy shots?: Atopic dermatitis by definition may be associated with allergies. However, allergy shots are not considered first line treatment for atopic dermatit ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See a physician: A bloody nose is not uncommon but one lasting 20 min is serious for many reasons, blood loss and why?It occurred. You need to see a physician to see ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Go to an allergist: Allergy to corn is no common, but can be severe. The tests for allergy to corn are not reliable. If an allergy specialist feels it is required the o ... Read More
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