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Dr. James Sterner

Allergy and Immunology
Overland Park, KS
17 years experience male

Locations

Kansas City Allergy and Asthma Associates, P.A.

Overland Park, KS

Address

8675 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Obstruction: Asthma is considered an obstructive lung disease because the main problem that it causes is getting air out of the lungs.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
??: There are any number of unproven treatments for allergies out there, such as local honey, "bee pollen", which is something that you can get at whole f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Immunologist: While a general internist can do a basic evaluation, if they think you have a significant issue, they should send you to see an immunologist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
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NO!!!: Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
4-6 weeks: 4-6 weeks is about the right amount of time for most people's immune system to develop measurable antibodies.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
How old?: Should certainly be tested for asthma, but sometimes vocal cord dysfunction can be confused for asthma and will not get better with asthma therapy. W... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
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NO!: While there is no evidence that atopic derm is really helped with allergy shots, it is an allergy driven process and I would push through the shots. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
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Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec: Most non-sedating antihistamines work about the same. The more recent isomeric formulas, like clarinex, (desloratadine) simply cost more.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Antihistamines : Are very safe drugs. They interact with other meds very infrequently and the most significant side effect is typically sedation.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
See an allergist: You should probably see an allergist for evaluation. In the interim, taking Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec can suppress hives. Be cautious of seda... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Adaptive immunity: In the adaptive immune response, the initial response is significantly slower than the response on re-exposure. Initial exposure leads to expansion o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
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Yes: Food allergies can develop at any point in life. Peanuts, tree nuts, and shell fish are the most common food allergies to develop in adults. All foo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Yes: Food allergies can develop at any point in life. Peanuts, tree nuts, and shell fish are the most common food allergies to develop in adults. All foo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Both: There are parts of the immune system that work all the time, immediately, without needing to adjust. The part that makes antibodies responds more slo... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Yes: A glass of wine should not effect recovery from a cold, nor will it cause an interaction with flonase.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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17 years experience
Itching can be: related to systemic disease. Liver disease can cause increased bilirubin which can lead to diffuse itching. Dysgeusia (or the metallic taste) can be... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Epinephrine: Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
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Sounds simple: But anything without tree nuts in them. Check out food allergy.Org. You can download some good info there about ways that tree nuts can hide in thin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
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Inflammation: Asthma is caused by inflammation in the lungs and hyperreactive airways. Acute treatment involves medications like albuterol, which acutely open up t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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17 years experience
Complicated: First off, without a history consistent with a weakened immune system, an expensive workup is a waste of resources. If you have a history of recurren... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Inflammation: Asthma is caused by inflammation in the lungs and hyperreactive airways. Acute treatment involves medications like albuterol, which acutely open up t... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Get a referral: You should go see an allergist or a gastroenterologist, or perhaps both. Hard to really give a good answer to this without seeing the patient and get... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
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Exercise induced: Food associated anaphylaxis is uncommon, but can happen. Wheat and shrimp are the most common culprits. Patients can eat the food without exercising... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Depends: On the test. Skin tests are read and give an answer in about 15 minutes. Blood tests can take a few hours to a few days to come back. Patch testing... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Not likely allergy: While allergy to a component of alcohol can happen, it is exceedingly rare. Food allergies also cause very specific symptoms in an immediate manner. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Most likely nothing: an ANA 1:8 is probably something that you would find in a large part of the population on a regular basis and most of the time means absolutely nothin... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
See an eye doctor: Pain in the eye can be intraocular inflammation (inflammation inside the eye) which can be sight threatening. Allergic conjunctivitis should not cause... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Yes and no: Food intolerance like lactose intolerance can certainly get worse. However, they do not become food allergies. That is not to say you cannot develop... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Epinephrine: Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Hard to say: The immune system changes with age. It is less common to develop food allergies as an adult, but it does happen. See an allergist and make sure you ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Most likely: Allegra (fexofenadine) does not have many issues with interactions. It is cleared by the liver, but if you are taking normal doses of both, it should... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Seems simple, but: Weight loss is a mathematical equation. Calories in minus calories out. If you take in more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. Less, an... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Cause: Food poisoning is caused by either actively ingesting the bacteria or a toxin. Lactose intolerance causes diarrhea because your gut cannot break down... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Exercise induced: Food associated anaphylaxis is uncommon, but can happen. Wheat and shrimp are the most common culprits. Patients can eat the food without exercising... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
IM shots are painful: Any time you get an intramuscular injection with a large amount of medication it is going to be painful. Try taking some ibuprofen. If it continues ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Yes: Asthma is an allergic disease in a majority of cases. Allergies can also lead to vocal cord dysfunction, which can cause shortness of breath.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
??: There are any number of unproven treatments for allergies out there, such as local honey, "bee pollen", which is something that you can get at whole f... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Sounds muscular: but depending on her age, blood pressure, lipids, and other heart risk factors, it could be any number of things. She should see a doctor.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Not from allergists: agree with prior answer. Allergy immunizations adjust your immune system so that you are not allergic anymore. There are doctors out there that will... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sterner
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Tough answer: It is almost impossible to determine what a rash is without being able to see the rash. If they appear to be similar to mosquito bites, they might be... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Depends: Epidural steroid injections work very well in a lot of patients, but in order to work, the pain must really be caused by the disk bulge, when frequent... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Simply: no.: I am not aware of any unique allergens in mozzarella that are not in all milk products. Of course, the history of your symptoms is very important in ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Unlikely food stuck: While there may be something stuck up there, it is unlikely. If you have not been able to clear anything, you should see a doctor. The most likely ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Biopsy: I would be worried that this is not infection. If your current doctor isn't getting anywhere, I would ask for a referral to a specialist (Infectious ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Antihistamines: at night should not have any effect on how well they work the next day. People don't get desensitized to antihistamines, though a lot think they do. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
You should see a Dr.: There could be multiple different things going on that cause that sensation of air hunger with cold air. Asthma can cause those symptoms, as can voca... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sterner
17 years experience
Not likely: Not a psychiatrist, but most psychiatric meds like this have some of these side effects.

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Dr. Sterner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Sterner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2005MD

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