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Dr. Thomas Klein

Allergy and Immunology
Havertown, PA
42 years experience male

Locations

Thomas E Klein, MD PC

Wynnewood, PA

Address

100 E Lancaster Ave, Suite 551 East, Wynnewood, PA
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Office

Havertown, PA

Thomas E Klein, MD PC

Havertown, PA

About

Bio

I have been practicing adult and pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology for 27 years. My interests include treating severe asthma, hay fever, eczema, hives, food allergy, drug allergy and stinging insect allergy.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Doctor Q&A

372 Answers
171 Agrees
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
?impetigo: It could be an infection. I recommend that you see your doctor or a dermatologist for a diagnosis. You may need an antibiotic.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
It depends: Salmonella and e coli can devastate even the strongest individual. Symptoms from these infections depend on the how strong the exposure is to these o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Many causes: Possible causes: 1. Allergies to pollens, mold, dust, food, drugs and bee stings 2. Infections like hepatitis 3. Autoimmunity 4. Complement defici... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Check symptoms: If your child is allergic to food then look for rashes by the mouth and tongue swelling in addition to rashes all over the body and wheezing. If your... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Get checked: You may be hyperventilating causing faintness and weakness. Asthma can cause difficulty breathing. How do you know you do not have asthma?
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Heart failure: The first item to rule out is heart failure. Low protein in the blood stream could cause swelling but that would occur in other parts of the body als... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
See below: Viral infections can be very mild in healthy individuals. They can almost "fly under the radar screen" in that they may only last for a day or two. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Varies: Dermatitis herpetiformis is the rash that appears in approximately 10% of patients with celiac disease. It may take days to appear after eating glute... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes yes yes: Absolutely yes so he or she can receive life saving treatment and not infect other people.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Opens airways: A bronchodilator opens airways by loosening the smooth muscle surrounding the airways. There are short and long acting bronchodilators that work in ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Tic? habit?: A sudden inspiration without associated shortness of breath could be a tic or a type of habit. If there are repetitive non stop sudden breaths that w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Hard to say: Allergies may cause itching and sometimes burning but allergies should not cause increased urination. Diabetes could cause increased urination and fe... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes: You can develop an allergic reaction while on an antibiotic. In fact, that is very common. Someone who is allergic to penicillin should not be on Amo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Could be infection: Swelling of the arm could be due to allergy, infection, poor circulation or lymphadema where the lymphatic drainage is blocked. If you have swelling ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes, possibly: An allergy to advil (ibuprofen) can cause hives. If hives have another underlying cause then advil (ibuprofen) may exacerbate the underlying hive pro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes: All infections are contagious. After about 24 hrs of antibiotic treatment the infection should not be contagious.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Thrush: It is hard to say without seeing them but white spots on the tongue could be a fungal infection called thrush. It could effect your taste sensation. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes: Hypersensitivity is another word for allergy. If you had a reaction to a penicillin shot then stay away from the pills.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Possibly yes: It could be eczema. It is hard to diagnose it without looking at it but eczema is a skin rash that is dry, red, flakey and itchy. It responds to stero... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
No sucrose either: You may have an hereditary fructose intolerance which is technically not an allergy. Avoid any foods with fructose and sucrose.
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Reflux or infection: Inspiratory wheezing usually means obstruction high up in the airway. A foreign body is possible. Croup and epiglottis can do that but it would not be... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Possibly yes: I imagine the collapsed lung re-expanded to normal already but another episode of collapse may occur causing persistent symptoms. After an episode of... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Cetirizine is the generic for zyrtec, an over the counter "less sedating" antihistamine. It may cause sedation and is commonly recommended to be used... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Rash: Patients with mono who take Amoxicillin have a greater chance of developing a drug induced rash with itching. This connection is well known to the p... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes but...: Respiratory alkalosis is due to hyperventilation . Dizziness and lightness occur during hyperventilation. Asthma can cause respiratory alkalosis but... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Could be : Allergies could cause fatigue and headaches without fever. If the symptoms fit a pattern, say seasonally or when exposed to dust, then allergies are m... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Contact allergy: Bed bugs tend to cause red raised bumps that show up in clusters and even straight lines. Dust mites do not bite. A contact dermatitis is a reaction... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Hard to say: Itchy bumps could be a variety of things such as: food allergy, hives, bedbug bites, eczema, impetigo, scabies, etc. A picture is worth a thousand ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
No: A pinched nerve should not cause redness or swelling unless something else is going. Compression of the venous return from the area in question can c... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Flu? decongestants?: A flu bug or bad virus could cause shakiness and an ear infection although i never heard patients describing shakiness like a vibration. I recommend ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Antihistamines: Eliminate the possible cause but I do not think it is sugar related. Corn allergy is possible and can be diagnosed with a skin test by an allergist. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Autoantibodies: Thyroid antibodies are autoantibodies that are found in 7% of the general population. They attack the thyroid. They are increased in hoshimoto's thy... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Medicines and shots: Allergy treatments can include medicines such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays and also allergy injections.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
It can happen: Food allergy can develop during adulthood. The most common foods that cause allergies to develop during adulthood include nuts and shellfish. I reco... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Bed bugs: Bed bugs strike in linear streaks and cause a lot of itching. It is usually not painful. Spider bites could cause more pain but usually they don't c... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Skin tests usually: Allergies can be identified by allergy tests. The best allergy test is a skin test. It is safe and reliable. The next best allergy test is a blood t... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Hives: Hives can cause red itchy spots. Treatment consists of antihistamines and avoidance of the cause which could be from a variety of problems including ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Immune protein: There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and y... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Not sure: How high were the igm levels? Igm is an immune protein that fights infections. It is good to have igm but if it is excessively high it could mean th... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
?infection: Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you should see yo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes: Contact dermatitis can cause red and itchy skin. Contact dermatitis can be due to a hand cream, soap, cosmetic, etc. Treatment includes removing the ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Steroids: If you were exposed to poison ivy in your eyes and you are allergic to it then see your doctor or go to the emergency room because you should be on or... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
See an allergist: The most common causes of chronic breathing problems in the us (after eliminating a post nasal drip and reflux) are asthma and copd. If you never smo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Eczema: It may be eczema which is a dry skin condition that could be caused by allergies. Indoor dry heat could aggravate eczema. If you are asthmatic then ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril (hydroxyzine). These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Precaution: The fda mandates certain wording when it comes to steroids. Fluticasone is a steroid but when used as directed should not pose through the body side ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Hives: Allergy shots are not recommended for hives. Itchy bumps sound like hives which can be caused by a variety of things such as infections, allergies, a... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
See below: Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aca) are antibodies directed against cardiolipin and found in several diseases, including syphilis, antiphospholipid synd... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
?bronchitis: Burning on coughing could be bronchitis (do you have fever, green or yellow sputum?) pleurisy, or even reflux (do you have heartburn?) i recommend yo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Burning: Candida UTI is usually found in an immunocompromised person but the symptoms of a UTI are the same: burning, increased frequency of urination, having ... Read More

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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Thomas Klein is a wonderful physician who provides top quality of care and makes himself accessible to all patients whenever in need. He evaluates their overall situation and ...Read More
Jan 8, 2013
Dr. Klein is a remarkable and welcomed addition to the Avvo community. His answers are not only succinct and accurate, but they show just how much he cares for his profession and his patients. I am ...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
With extensive experience in the field of Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Klein carries many strengths, including medical knowledge, care/compassion, and the ability to nuture an excellent patient-physici...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! That was an excellext answer...I never thought that those few mornings i woke up with a dry mouth that this was a probable diagnosis.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Lisinapril caused me thisproblem . Amnow on losarton with same problems but to a lesser degree. Itake norco daily. Will stop norco now for a week
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Your answer was more helpful then what her previous pediatrician told me. Thank you very much.....

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Zucker Hillside Hospital, LIJ Medical Center

Residency

Zucker Hillside Hospital, LIJ Medical Center

Awards

Top Doc, Main Line Today Magazine
Intern of the Year Awar
Superb Rating by Avvo

Affiliations

American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology
Philadelphia Allergy Society
Pennsylvania Allergy and Asthma Association

Publications

USMLE Step 3 Outline Review, Fifth edition, Chapter 6, Immunology and Allergy, McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, 2007 pp...
USMLE Step 2 Outline Review, Fifth edition, Chapter 7, Immunology and Allergy, McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, 2007 pp...
USMLE Step 3 Outline Review, Fourth edition, Chapter 6, Immunology and Allergy, McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, 2004, ...
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