Dr. Alyson Simpson
Allergy and Immunology
17 years experience female
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Allergy and Immunology
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Infection- hives: He likely has recurrent hives that are triggered by an underlying infection with associated swelling secondary to increased histamine release. Often there is not one specific allergic tgger and we have to focus more on managing the symptoms. Long acting antihistamines such as zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) prescribed once to twice daily can help control symptoms. Follow up with his allergist is recommended.
A 36-year-old member asked:
History and testing: The best way to determine whether a patient has food allergy is to get a good history. We can perform skin testing and check blood levels to specific foods such as peanut, egg, milk, soy, or wheat that may be associated with allergic symptoms without testing to a whole food panel. Depending on the severity of a reaction, we can do an in office challenge and/or recommend avoidance.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Multiple reasons: There is still a lot of research on this topic. And multiple environmental and genetic factors. Some studies suggest that touching certain foods prior to eating them increases our sensitization. There are studies looking into whether children with eczema and atopic dermatiits are more prone to food allergy secondary to the poor skin barrier.
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Thank you notes
Dec 6, 2012
Dr. Simpson is able to practice the true art of medicine, being able to form excellent patient-physician relationships while relaying her excellent medical knowledge. Diligent and caring, she has an ...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
With her compassion, diligence, and medical knowledge, Dr. Simpson is a physician that I fully endorse. I would recommend any patient with disorders within the field of Allergy and Immunology to her ...Read More
Oct 8, 2014
Reading Dr. Simpson's responses is like having a mini fellowship in allergy/immunology. I learned a lot in the past 15 minutes. Intelligent, thoughtful and well said. Highly recommend.
This was very helpful. Thanks! DR. SIMPSON.... I WAS TOLD I HAD ACID REFLUX IS THIS POSSIBLE WITH A COUGH AND SOME SHORTNESS OF BREATH. I HAD THE BUTEROLS AND THEY DID NOT WORK.
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, I will deff make an appointment to see someone now!
Helpful, detailed info on the types of allergic reactions to penicillin. Thanks.
Education & Training
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Alfred I. DuPont Hospital For Children
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology