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Dr. Douglas Lotz

Allergy and Immunology
Louisville , KY
18 years experience male

Locations

Family Allergy and Asthma

Louisville , KY

Address

9800 Shelbyville Rd. Suite 220, Louisville , KY
Directions

Practice website

Fax

5024296157

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Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

27 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
It can: Infections such as streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) can cause acute hives, however, there are numerous other potential causes of hives, includ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Yes: The walnut tree pollen allergen and walnut (nut) allergen are structurally different. While some people may be allergic to both, allergy to walnut tre... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Cell markers: Cd3 and cd57 are both cell surface markers used to differentiate/identify specific immune cells in the body. Cd3 is a marker for t cells while cd57 c... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Variable: Typical episodes of acute bronchitis may last 2-3 weeks before resolution. Symptoms lasting longer should be reported to your physician as their is a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Yes: These medications work very differently and are safe to take together.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Therapy options: Bronchitis therapy is directed at cough suppression and thinning of mucus to help with elimination/expectoration. Otc cough suppressants such as dextr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
No: Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that are typically elevated in allergic disorders and certain infections such as parasitic infection. Whil... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Yes: Psychological/emotional stress has been recognized as a potential cause of hives. There are, however, numerous other potential causes of hives includ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Hand dermatitis: This could be a contact allergy/dermatitis or possibly dyshidrotic eczema. Without having history or direct examination, rashes are difficult to accu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
They may help...: Bronchitis is typically an acute inflammatory condition affecting the airway. This inflammation can lead to airway hyper-reactivity (increased coughin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Asthma is an inflammatory airway condition that causes airflow obstruction resulting in hyperinflation. Asthma controller medications (typically inhal... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Yes: From an allergy standpoint, the late summer/early fall season in the midwest is ragweed season. There are many therapeutic options available to help ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Yes: Asthma is typically characterized by coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath but all of these symptoms do not need to be present to have a diagnosi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Cow's milk allergy: Yes, the allergy or allergic antibody is specific to a component in cow's milk protein and not beef protein.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Yes: Claritin d combines an antihistamine (loratadine) with a decongestant (pseudo-ephedrine). Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant. These are safe to... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Pregnancy Class C: Ketoconazole is classified as a pregnancy class c medication. This means that there are animal studies that show adverse fetal effect but no controll... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Possibly: Advair is a combination medication which includes an inhaled corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory) and a long acting bronchodilator. It is indicated for ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Possibly: Most episodes of bronchitis are caused by viral infections, which can be very contagious and easily passed from person to person. Though frequently p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Not necessarily...: Asthma is typically characterized by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Trouble breathing, and specifically "stopping breath... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Variable: Most episodes of bronchitis are caused by viral infection or irritant exposure and do not respond to antibiotics, though they are frequently prescribe... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Not likely: While allergies can cause nasal and chest congestion, they typically do not cause high fever. These symptoms are more likely the result of recurrent v... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
No: Asthma is a complex disease process that is typically the result of genetic factors and environmental exposures. It is not a communicable disease and... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
A lot...: Cold sores are typically due to viral infection, specifically herpes simplex virus (hsv). Cold sores are generally self-limiting and resolve on their ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Depends on situation: A lack of specific antibody implies that your immune system has not naturally encountered pneumococcus bacteria or that it has not responded well to p... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
No: Allergy shots (immunotherapy) provide marked symptomatic benefit by inducing immunologic tolerance to the airborne allergens to which you have develop... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Samter's triad?: Nasal polyps and asthma are 2 parts of a clinical triad known as samter's triad or aerd. The 3rd part is Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory dr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
18 years experience
Yes: Latex allergy does occur and can range in severity from a contact dermatitis/rash to anaphylaxis. If you think you may have a latex allergy, you shou... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lotz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lotz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Awards

Top Allergist and Immunologist , First Place, Kentucky - Summer
2013
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