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Dr. Richard Wasserman

Allergy and Immunology
Frisco, TX
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

Frisco, TX

Address

4500 Hillcrest, Frisco, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Dallas, TX

Office

Dallas, TX

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Allergy and Immunology

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Several days: You don't say where the fistula is. The location and the extent of the surgery are the primary factors but, most of the time, significant discomfort r... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Red: The area around where the tonsils used to be may look beefy red. There may also be red spots on the soft palate. The appearance does not help one iden... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Could be very: There are many possible causes. The child should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist promptly.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No: Reactions to the sun are not allergic. Some people get small hives when they get hot but that is unrelated to the sun, it is just a heat effect.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Every 2-3 hours: There is little evidence that alternating Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) is helpful and i don't recommend it. If you do, each drug should be gi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Once a day: Unless there is an opportunity to get particularly dirty or sweaty, once a day is fine. Use soap only in the armpits and groin until another body par... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Vaccine reaction: If you got your vaccine in the left arm, it is probably a vaccine reaction. Ice the area and keep it mobile. Ibuprofen is likely to be helpful. If the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
None are reliable: The only cure for allergies is allergy shots. Allergy can be treated by avoiding what you are allergic to (e.g., cats), antihistamines or prescription... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Unpredictable: Malabsorption can be mild or severe. Weight may not change if enough calories are absorbed or one could loose a pound a day or more if the malabsorpti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Need evaluation: Significant CMV and toxoplasmosis is unusual in a 19 year old. These infections plus swollen glands are worrisome and should be evaluated to learn why... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
See a doctor: The conjunctivitis may be viral (no specific) treatment, bacterial (requires antibiotic drops/ointment) or due to an injury. Any of those should be ev... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No: Having a drug allergy is only a problem if you are exposed to the drug. If there is a severe drug allergy during pregnancy there is a potential for a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Maybe: Could be related to the drinks. Not related to the tetanus shot.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
One day to years: If the dust mite exposure is avoided, symptoms may resolve in a few hours without treatment. If there has been significant, prolonged exposure, it may... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Avoid it: The best treatment for any allergy is to avoid what you are allergic to.. This is particularly true for drugs. If there was a compelling reason to use... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Internal imbalance: Most people with chronic hives have an internal imbalance in their allergy system. The hives are not caused by some external substance. You should see... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
See a physician: If your child has abnormal swallowing function, it can usually be helped by feeding therapy. It is important to make a diagnosis first. If the baby is... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: Sodium lactate is a simple compound that is easily metabolized and does not pose a risk to the baby.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No: The semen must make its way into the vagina. Several layers of clothing (both of your underwear and outer clothing) are an effective barrier.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Probably: You baby may not be getting enough to drink. When you have weaned the baby should be getting about 2 ounces per pound. Breast fed poop is loose and mu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Avoid children: Chicken pox is highly contagious and is primarily transmitted by children. Chicken pox can be very serious in an adult. If you have not had it, you sh... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Maybe: You don't say what mild is or which bones are involved. It is possible that a mild deformity will be covered by hair. There are effective non-surgical... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Nothing: You don't say how long the diarrhea has been going on. Most of the time, diarrhea in a toddler is due to a virus and lasts just a few days. Make sure ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Poison ivy steroids: If the poison ivy is severe enough the treatment is oral steroids. In general, oral steroids will only help if they are started within 48 hours of the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: Gluten sensitivity can occur in anybody. Without knowing any symptoms, it is not possible to say.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Zyrtec (cetirizine) use: Zyrtec (cetirizine) can be taken daily indefinitely, there are no long term side effects from accumulated drug.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Uncertain: The effect of a chromosome abnormal depends much more on the nature of the abnormality (size of the defect or duplication for example) than which chro... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Days to weeks: Most experts agree that bronchitis does not occur in young children (except for whooping cough). Most commonly, when a diagnosis of bronchitis is made... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: Having chronic lung disease, doesn't protect one from measles, nor does it increase the risk. It doesn't increase the risk of severe disease from meas... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Better nutrition: First, check a growth chart. She may be normal. If her weight is too low for her height, improve her calorie intake. She should drink whole milk and a... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: You should try to avoid breathing the smoke whether it is just wood smoke or it is smoke from the meat. There is a clear association between eating sm... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: Many/most pediatricians manage add/adhd and use medications when appropriate. Most pediatricians do not, however, treat adults.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Increase fiber : Often a higher fiber diet will help gas and bloating think of metamucil crackers that taste good. Benefiber dissolves well in most any liquid and is n... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Less than a day: If the symptoms you are asking about are really due to food allergy, they should begin almost immediately after eating the food and resolve in several... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Breathing treatments: True bronchitis is very rare in infants. It is more likely that there is a viral respiratory tract infection triggering air tube spasm that causes sym... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No problem: There are 500, 00 molds and half of them are black. Unless there is an active breathing problem at this time, there is not going to be any long term p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
See a doctor: The smell is less important than the frequency of vomiting and how long it has been going on. If she is vomiting frequently or has been vomiting for m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Diet and exercise: You don't say how or why your immune system is less than normal. There are no diets or supplements that "boost" the immune system. Good lifestyle habi... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
May be allergic: What you describe could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. I strongly recommend against giving him any oatmeal until you have had him evaluated b... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
2-3 weeks : Untreated poison ivy resolves in about two to three weeks. Treated with a high enough dose of steroids for long enough, there should be significant im... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Zyrtec-d contents: There is no Acetaminophen in zyrtec-d. It is Cetirizine plus pseudoephedrine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Sedation: 1st generation are sedating because many people, up to 40%, get sleepy when taking them. 2nd generation antihistamines are chemically modified and are... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No: The symptoms you describe are not allergy symptoms. They could be a reaction to caffeine or an intolerance but they are not allergy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Sulfur is not sulfa: Sulfur is an element that is part of many molecules. Sulfa is a term referring to a class of drugs, mostly antibiotics. Allergy sulfa drugs doesn't me... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Could be reflux: While this could be reflux, that wouldn't explain the sore knee and refusal to walk. The knee problem needs immediate evaluation. The possible reflux ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Could be asthma: Cough medications are not a good idea in a young child. If the cough is persistent, worsens with running or is worse between 2 and 6 am, it could be a... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No but you shouldn't: In other countries fruit juices are introduced very early. There is, however, no good reason to give a baby juice. It is just sweetened water with no ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Anti-fungal: There are no reliable treatments for thrush other than prescription anti-fungals. Gentian violet is non-prescription and may work but it is very messy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: It depends on what you consider bad. There is evidence that weed interferes with higher intellectual functions and also has an effect on judgment and ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Ointments: Most steroid ointments do not have preservatives. Note that an ointment will be more potent at the same concentration as a cream.

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Dr. Jack Seidel
Nov 27, 2012
I have known Dr. Wasserman since the 1980s when I was a Pediatric resident and he was an attending professor. Dr. Wasserman is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and careful. He always makes himself...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wasserman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks, it is on the skin everywhere, and it is also internal of the prostate region. I am 44 years old and not 19.
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Thanks for your quick reply! How about the bite marks. That became black, is their a treatment for It so that the color of her skin will be back again?
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Thank you, I've been dealing with mental issues as well as servere pain all over. Some doctors say meningitis can't cause any of these.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, Dallas, TX - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , Third Place, Texas - Summer
2013
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