Doctor Q&A for Dr. Douglas Lotz

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Advair is a combination medication which includes an inhaled corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory) and a long acting bronchodilator. It is indicated for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Allergy shots (immunotherapy) provide marked symptomatic benefit by inducing immunologic tolerance to the airborne allergens to which you have develop ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: These medications work very differently and are safe to take together.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and no...: Diphenhydramine is the generic form of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and fexofenadine is the geneuc form of allegra. Both medications are type i antihist ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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