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Dr. HENRY LEGERE

Allergy and Immunology
Austin, TX
20 years experience male

Locations

Greater Austin Allergy Asthma and Immunology

Austin, TX

Address

5656 Bee Caves Rd, G201, Austin, TX
Directions

Practice website

Fax

5123296871

Insurances accepted

Multiplan PPO

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

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Allergy and Immunology

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Allergy shots: Desensitization, hyposensitization, immunotherapy are all terms to describe allergy shots. Allergists attempt to ↓ ige-mediated hypersensitivity to va... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
See below: It consists of reactions (other than the typical itching and swelling at sting site) of any of the following symptoms: diffuse itching, swelling, hive... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Allergist/testing: If you have had life threatening reactions to shrimp and lobster you should avoid all shellfish and carry an epipen (epinephrine). There are major and... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Doctor visit needed: Schedule an appointment with an immunologist. Get a thorough list of ingredients in the sushi she ate. Joint swelling and pain is not a typical allerg... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Possibilities: You might be having an irritant reaction or you could be having an allergic reaction. Visit an allergist in your area to discuss this issue. They migh... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Different meds: Short acting bronchodilators are used in asthma to relax the smooth muscle of the airway and are usually used for rescue (or premed for exercise induc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Depends: Cotton, nylon and lycra spandex textile fibers alone do not contain latex. However, finished products may contain latex added to these textiles. Depen... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Wear gloves: Good hygiene can prevent you from spreading the allergen of poison ivy onto your skin. Wear protective clothing and gloves when grooming the animals.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Steroids: If you clearly have allergy to poison ivy and have contact dermatitis to it, you might need oral steroids. At the very least, you will need topical st... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Not studied: If you eat peanuts during pregnancy or breast feeding it doesn't seem to increase risk. Aap committee on nutrition. Effects of early nutritional inte... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Yes, maybe.: Itching can be due to allergies but there are other diseases that can make you itchy, like liver dysfunction. You should make an appointment with an a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Likely: Having a family history of autoimmune disease make it more likely that a person will develop one or more autoimmune processes. It is by no means a cer... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Take pregnancy test: If you are sexually active and you suspect you are pregnant, take a pregnancy test. Symptoms can be anything from low grade fever, nausea, anxiety, et... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Explain further: What do you mean by hyper? Active or agitated? Active is healthy. Agitated could mean she is uncomfortable. If her sleep is disturbed and she seems in... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Type I HSR: Drug allergies can be acute or delayed. There is a growing awareness of immediate, anaphylactic spectrum reactions to local anesthetics such as xyloca... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Usually none : Most Codeine reactions are not true allergies (symptoms are the same though since they are mediated by mast cells) and sulfa antibiotic reactions are ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Yes and no: T cells are a particular type of cell of the specific immune system. T cells can be activated by specific antigens through their t cell receptors. An ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Very little : The butter-making process separates the majority of milk's water components from the fat components. Lactose, being a water soluble molecule, will lar... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
No: Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that affects the skin. It occurs when the immune system mistakes the skin cells as a pathogen, and sends out f... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Not studied: Zicam is a homeopathic nasal treatment that has not been studied in a controlled fashion. Most allergists don't typically recommend it for this reason... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Not really: Pv, pemphigus vulgaris, is not thought to be a genetic disease. However, a family history of pv might increase your risk. As of yet, no pv gene has be... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Prick testing: In an allergist's office, testing is started using a plastic prick (scratch) device. A small volume of the purified allergen is gently pricked on to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Same active ingred: When chemicals are synthesized there are mirror image molecules made in equal quantities. Zyrtec contains both versions of the same molecule (one vers... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Vaccinate: Without vaccination, yes, children are more susceptible to a number of organisms that can lead to life-threatening infections. With vaccination, not s... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Breathing issues: 32 week gestations are very well cared for these days by nicu trained physicians and nurses. Typical problems due to prematurity include temporary bre... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
IgE or IgG?: Having serum ige to oregano can indicate the possibility of having anaphylactic spectrum reactions to foods spiced with oregano, however, there is a g... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Drug allergy: All medications including implanted Progesterone only contraceptives can cause allergic reactions. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions consist of hiv... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Leads to B12 defic: Pernicious anemia is a chronic illness caused by impaired absorption of vitamin b-12 because of a lack of intrinsic factor (if) in gastric secretions.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Two possibilities: It is very likely that there is an alternative antibiotic that you are not allergic to. However, if for some reason the organism that you have is only... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Allergy/side effect: Side effects are known adverse reactions that occur due to the metabolism of the medication or the mechanism of action of the drug that just happens t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Bring to doctor: I would have her checked by her family doctor or pediatrician to ensure her rash is just hives. If it is, hives are a common consequence of an infecti... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Seek medical attn: Hives don't usually cause fever and pain, at least not in the case of acute urticaria. If she has a more complex disease (type iii hsr or urticarial v... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Go to UC: You might have a virus but you could also have pneumonia. Chest pain with coughing could be pleuritic chest pain due to inflammation in your lungs or ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Allergy/side effect: Side effects are known adverse reactions that occur due to the metabolism of the medication or the mechanism of action of the drug that just happens t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Should you, no: Clenbuterol is not fda approved in the us and is used for horses in vet medicine. It is used off label for weight loss and could be dangerous for tha... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
OTC cough and cold : It is more likely that you are a strep carrier given you also are coughing and sneezing. All of your symptoms could be attributable to a virus and you... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Visit allergist: There are new medications that have just become available this year. An allergist can review what you've tried and suggest changes that might be usef... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Different dyes used: Ask your cardiologist or radiologist who is performing the procedure and ask what dye is going to be used. There are different classes of rcm and they... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Visit allergist: A physician should perform a physical exam and review your symptoms history and any medications you might be taking. They can recommend an aggressive ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Simple blood test: Antibody screening during pregnancy is essential to identify blood group and antigen incompatibilities that might be exist between a mother and her de... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Waxes and wanes: Medical treatment isn't always necessary for vitiligo if the patches of skin aren't noticeable and are small. Treatment for vitiligo can take up t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Yes.: Cromolyn is fda cat b during pregnancy meaning it is safe. It is also safe for breast-feeding and will not dry out your milk as antihistamines might. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Maybe maybe not: There are many possible explanations for itchy armpits ranging from eczema, contact dermatitis (e.g. Deoderant) or underlying systemic disease. Visit ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Your doctor can order some basic screening tests if warranted (if you have symptoms or risk factors of autoimmunity). An immunologist or a rheumatolog... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Possibly: Discuss this with your pcp and they might send you to an allergist for a more detailed evaluation. Questions that will be important relate to whether ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Probably not: Sunflower allergy like other food allergies is due to an immune reaction against the protein in the ingested food. Highly refined oils should not cont... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Multiple symptoms: Type i hsr (typical allergies as people think of them) lead to symptoms that can affect many parts of the body including the skin (flushing, hives, it... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Yes.: You might have a contact dermatitis to the gel used to help the conductance of the pads or to a component of the electrode pads themselves. This can b... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Seek medical attn: Stabbing pain in your back could just be musculoskeletal however it might be due to inflammation surrounding your lungs, heart or other organs (stomac... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Visit allergist: It is much safer to only reintroduce a food that you were previously told you were allergic to after testing and oral challenge in a supervised settin... Read More

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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I went with low expectations because I've seen so many other doctors but Dr. Legere took his time to review all of my medical records. I've had rashes that have been very embarrassing and debilitating...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
My daughter has a rare immune deficiency and Dr. Legere was able to spend over an hour educating us about her condition. He has also treated me for asthma and my husband for allergies. I would recomme...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. LEGERE is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

University of California Irvine Medical Center

Awards

Fellowship Teaching Award, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Resident of the Year, University of California Irvine
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Publications

Chapter 11: Rapid Desensitizations for Antibiotic-induced Hypersensitivity Reactions and Anaphylaxis
A Safe Protocol for Rapid Desensitization in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Antibiotic Hypersensitivity
Activation of Protein Kinase D1 in Mast Cells in Response to Innate, Adaptive, and Growth Factor Signals
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