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Dr. Scott Dyer

Allergy and Immunology
Augusta, ME
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Augusta, ME

Address

12 Shuman Ave, Augusta, ME
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 430pm
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Maine General Allergy & Asthma

Augusta, ME

About

Bio

I provide general allergy and immunology care for adults and children. My special interest is in peanut allergy, since my days of research on it at the USDA. I also have interests in chronic urticaria and angioedema, and eosinophilic esophagitis.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Licenses

United States: Maine

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Get tests: A male with painful urination should be seen for testing, A urinalysis and if appropriate, screening for STIs (sexually transmitted infections).
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Could be allergy: Yes, women can develop allergies while pregnant. In fact, women with allergies who become pregnant have about a 30% chance of it getting worse, stayi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
By where the rash is: Most eczema occurs on the face, inner elbows, behind the knees, on the wrists, hands, and ankles. It is usually dry, red, itchy. Scabies tends to oc... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Two problems: The skin prick test looks for ige antibodies to a potential allergen. A negative test means allergy is much less likely, but skin tests can miss alle... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
See your doctor: Nausea can be a sign of many problems, gastroesophageal reflux disease being one of them. Should see a doctor for an evaluation.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
That is low: When a patient has a deficiency of IgA immunoglobulin, it is called selective IgA deficiency. It is the most common immunodeficiency i see in childre... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Maybe: Anytime medications are taken, the side effects must be balanced against the benefits. This should be discussed with the prescribing physician.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Nothing: They both work the same way, so unless you have had a reaction to the steroid (Mometasone) in Dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) I wouldn't be concer... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
No: Taking steroid pills short term will not make a person retain more fat. People may retain more water, but that easily corrects itself once the stero... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
A few options: Asthma is likely to flare a few days into a cold. It should be treated with inhaled albuterol as needed, but may also require inhaled steroids for th... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
May not be allergy: Allergic reactions generally occur immediately. Can get hives, angioedema, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomitting, or diarrhea. Dry itchy... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Cloned B cell: B-cell produce antibodies. Sometimes a b-cell can be cloned, and it produces many copies of the same antibody, hence a monoclonal antibody. Monoclo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Latex allergy?: Women who have latex allergy could have symptoms of vulvar or vaginal burning, redness, itching or swelling. However, some women can develop an aller... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Could be a pustule: This is a description of a pustule, which means infection. Best to seek a doctors consultation.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Ok: If you are sensitive to adult doses of medications. It is ok to start with children's doses.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
It may not: Depends on what symptom the treatment is for. If it is for nightime asthma symptoms, then it should be dosed at night. For exercise induced asthma, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
It is not uncommon.: It is not uncommon for asthma to worsen after respiratory infections. Inhaled steroids can take several months to reduce airway inflammation. You sh... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Depends: Is the congestion from inflammation of the nasal turbinates or from hypertrophied (enlarged) turbinates. If they are inflamed, finding the cause woul... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Contact allergy?: It is hard to say what could be triggering a rash like this. Could be something you are ingesting, like food or medications. Could be something your... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Chemicals?: People may have allergy to food, but also to chemicals added to them, such as pesticides, chemical ripeners. Try buying organic ones.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Depends on dosing: A rule of thumb is it takes 5 half lives to eliminate a medication from the body. A half life is typically a dosing frequency. I.e, a medication tak... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Compresses: Something like that could be a simple cyst. That can be treated with a warm compress, 10-15 min a few times a day. For the redness and itching hydroc... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Could be allergies: Colds should not cause itching of the eyes. Ketotifen eye drops work for up to 12 hrs for ocular allergy. Cool compresses can also help the redness ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Centocor Research Award 2008
Tulane University School of Medicine Dean's Research Award 2009
Top Doctor, Second Place, Maine - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program, Augusta ME
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