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Dr. Gary Moss

Allergy and Immunology
Virginia Beach, VA
30 years experience male

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Allergy and Immunology

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English

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69 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
30 years experience
Hives: Some people can get hives with sun exposure. Try sunscreens first. If that is not effective, you can try to suppress them with antihistamines.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
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See an allergist: You can try a few more antihistamines, but it appears that you are failiing medications. You should follow up with a board certified allergist.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Vernal Conjunctiviti: It can be a few things. Vernal conjunctivitis is associated with a white stringy discharge. You should stop wearing your contacts until you see your... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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We do not know: Some patients get lifelong relief from allergy shots, while others never seem to be able to stop them. Most patients get a least 10 years of relief f... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Absolutely: You are not allergic until you have been exposed to the allergen. Everything that you become allergic to you have tolerated before.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Possible: If you are breast feeding and the baby is allergic, he or she can be exposed to allergens in the breast milk. The most common reaction would be sever... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Itch: Probably makes them itch more, but that is about it.
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Read below: Hives typically occur briefly, for minutes to hours, and they itch. If it does not itch and remains for more than 1 day, it is probably not a hive. ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
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2 possiblities: Asthma, which is usually associated with trouble breathing out, and vocal cord dysfunction, which is usually associated with trouble breathing in.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Sometimes: Some medications, such as steroids pills, do suppress the immune system. Most medications should not be a problem.
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Abcess: She needs to see a doctor immediately. She could have a serious infection.
A 17-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Epinephrine is the only effective drug for the treatment of anaphylaxis. While it can cause arrhythmias in susceptible individuals, the medication is... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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You probably can't.: The vast majority of chronic hives ends up being defined as chronic idiopathic angioedema, which in english translates as "hives of unknown origin." ... Read More
A member asked:
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See doctor: You may have diverticuliltis. You should see a doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Hormonally triggered: Your hives sound like they are hormonally triggered. Consult with your obgyn and allergist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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They aren't: Most plant based, unprocessed foods are healthy. Allergies are immune reactions to proteins, .
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Food allergy often develops to previously tolerated foods. Allergies to raw fruits and vegetables are usually associated with oral allergy syndrome a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Asthma triggered by allergies. If your trigger (pollen, for example), is around for 4 weeks, then yes. If you have year round triggers, then you can... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Probably: Most doctors are concerned about cross reactivity between penicillins and cephalosporins, including keflex. In actuality, the cross-reactivity is unc... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: The earlier, the better. If you suspect you have lyme disease, seek treatment as soon as possible.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Especially if the swelling is in your mouth or airway. You should then follow up with an allergist to determine the cause and treatment options.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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No: Hives less than 6 weeks are defined as "acute, " and longer than 6 weeks are "chronic." acute hives often resolve on their own, if not, they are rede... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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No: Hives and rashes are not a symptom of menapause, but are due to other conditions. Hives are usually classified as autoimmune or idiopathic (means no ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Dog allergy: You have probably become allergic to the dog.
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Not allergic: Adult onset milk allergy is very rare. Patients may have positive tests, but they are still unlikley to develop milk allergy. If it does not proviok... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Different test: Gluten intolerance can be tested in 2 ways. There is a blood test, which is very good, but not perfect. The best test is to have a gastroenterologis... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Possibly not: Cashmere is from goats, while wool is obviously from sheep. That may be different enough to allow you to tolerate it. The only way you will know is ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Yes: There are a number of effective antibiotics that your doctor can choose. Most patients who think that they are allergic to penicillin are not. Even ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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It depends: You can be allergic to just one type of nut, so it is very possible. If you are not sure, you can be tested.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Antihistamines: Trials of antihistamines, usually starting with the non-sedating and low-sedating ones such as Allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec. There is a whole li... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Moderate: It depends on the type of allergy. You inherit the ability to be allergic, what you become allergic to depends on a number of factors, including expo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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No: Medicines are rated in 5 pregnancy categories: a, b, c, d, and x. We try to avoid d's and x's in pregnant women. A's have demonstrated benefit for ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Almost anything: Almost all asthma can be controlled well enough for you to participate in any exercise. If you are not controlled, your therapy should be modified. ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
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No: The most effective way to reduce your cancer risk is to stop smoking. No food, herbal rememdy, or medication will help at all. If you are chain smok... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Antifungal cream: One common cause of white blotches is tinea versicolor. Antifungal creams can cure it. Of course, there are many other causes, so you may want to fo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Complicated: Your question is very broad. Allergic disease can present as nasal symptoms, asthma, eczema, sometimes hives, food allergies, etc. You will need to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
30 years experience
Yes, 3 : There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies. 1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid. 2) medications. Nasa... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Yes, but once you are desensitized you need to stay on the medication. Once you stop the medication, you would have to be desensitized again. It is ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Rash: Red rash where the skin was in contact with the fabric.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Most children with allergies to wheat, milk, and eggs lose their allergies over time. 20% of peanut allergic kids develop tolerance naturally. Aller... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
30 years experience
Usually: Peanuts are not actually nuts, but legumes. Most peanut allergic patients can eat tree nuts, although some are allergic to both.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Unlikely: Each antihistamine is unique, so it is unlikely that you would be allergic to multiple antihistamines. I had one patient who had hives to an antihist... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
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No: Healthy people will recover without lasting effects.
A 41-year-old female asked:
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No: There is no reason to rotate medications. If a medication works well for you, you should continue to take it.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
30 years experience
No: Post nasal drip from allergies is common, and it can produce clear mucous. The deviated septum will not produce discharge. Someone should look to s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
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Yes: You can get a pneumonia from a bacteria which is resistant to the antibiotics.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
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It can be treated: The vast majority of asthmatics can have completely normal lives with no symptoms or only occasional, mild symptoms. There are a variety of treatment... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
30 years experience
No: This is an atypical response. The point of allergy medications is to provide relief. In your child's case, they appear to be making things worse. Y... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Yes, but not likely: Some colds last a long time. This year was especially bad for prolonged colds.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Norfolk, VA - Winter
2013
Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Virginia - Winter
2013
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