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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Greenville, SC
36 years experience male

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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Asthma: Avoiding triggers treatment depends on severity of sxs-all asthmatics probably at least need a rescue inhaler for acute sxs if sxs are more persisit... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Exercise induced : May need a bronchodilator to use prior to exertion-see your doctor to diagnose.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: Topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itch and hydrocortiosone to decrease inflammation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Headache: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil can help if very congested , can try sudafed.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: 1% hydrocortiisone cream is ok for a few days on face-dont get it in eyes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Gluten: Generally sxs will subside very quickly and can reoccur quickly if you reintroduce gluten.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Itch: Try some otc antihistamine like zyrtec or benadryl (diphenhydramine).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Gluten: Generally sxs will subside very quickly and can reoccur quickly if you reintroduce gluten.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Flu: You could still get the flu especially if the strain you contact is not in the shot.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Sinus pain: May need some sudafed to temporarily decongest you-not the best med if you have high blood pressure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Gluten: Most times you would have gastrointestinal sxs could also manifest as a skin rash.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Antihistamines : Antihistamines will help the itch dont forget to wash all clothing you could have had on withing several days of potential exposure.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Flu: Yes, the antibiotic will not protect you from a viral infection.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Itching: Antihistamines would be medication of choice-be careful Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy claritin or zyrtec not as sedating.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Milk allergy: As an adult you would more than likely have gastrointestinal sxs could also be a lactose intolerance which is an inability to digest to sugary compon... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Sinus pain: Yes , the source of the headache could be in the sinuses and not in nasal passageway.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Headache: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil can help if very congested , can try sudafed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Cat allergy: Yes , especially if you are a severe asthmatic this severe of a reaction would be rare but cat allergy can be very severe.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: You can use 1% Hydrocortisone short term on the face, but be careful not to get in your eyes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: If it is severe you doctor can prescribe Prednisone by mouth in addition to oral antihistamine.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: All topical antihistamine and 1% Hydrocortisone should be fine.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Food allergy: Doctor should be consulted if history of anaphylaxis to egg getting flu ormmr.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Sinusitis: If sxs have lasted more than 10 days it is probably more than just a cold and you shoudl see your doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Sinusitis: It may help rinse some of the mucous and bacteria out of the noses you probably need additional antibiotics prescribed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Poison ivy: Hydrocortisone cream will help but could take up to 2 weeks to resolve assuming you no longer are getting exposed.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
36 years experience
Gold allergy: Yes it can be diagnosed with a patch test by your allergist.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Johnstone is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Johnstone is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

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Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1986MD

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