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Dr. Al Hegab

Allergy and Immunology
FL, Egypt
41 years experience male

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I graduated from Medical School in 1981, trained and practiced in different specialties early in my career, starting with Urology while serving in the Air Force, followed by General Practice/Occupational Medicine with Exxon Oil company, then switched gears to become a fully fledged Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Egypt, worked in the UK in the same field before moving to the USA, where I trained in Internal Medicine, then in Pediatrics and finally in Allergy/Immunolgy, I am Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Allergy/Immunology, and a Fellow of the AAAAI, ACAAI, and the AAP, with more than 20 years experience in the field of Allergiy/Immunology, a "Principal Care Provider" to my patients, I had a wide range of exposure that added to my earlier diverse experience, hoping to be of benef

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Allergy and Immunology

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Arabic

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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Pregnancy: After ruptured uterus, I am sorry for what happened to yourself, it depends on the site and extent of the rupture, and how it healed, you can still co... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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No it won't, radiation dose for these 2 scans years apart, won't cause harm, wish yiu wellness
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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How low was low?: Selective IgM deficiency is a very rare condition, and the mere fact that you are fine means that you have an intact immune system despite the possibi... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: Vit D deficiency isn't a cause for eczema/itching or a cause for liver disease, can it be seen in people having those conditions? Yes, but not a cause... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Which Nyquil?: at any rate all Nyquils contain an antihistamine, so you don't want to combine them with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) unless you have got a really seve... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Trust your doctor: No need to panic, your child is healthy, some slight elevation in one liver enzyme, which is still in range, is acceptable and happens for a multitude... Read More
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A female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Possibly: The fatigue can be due to recurrent respiratory infections, secondary to the immunoglobulin defiencies, and the low antibodies titers, kindly keep th... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
2ry infertility: Is not uncommon, meaning: hard to conceive after being fertile before. There are several reasons for such problem in either yourself or your husband. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
See your doctor: For evaluation, can be just simple anxiety, your doctor after examining you, may order some routine lab tests, wish you wellness
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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No: But caution if you become drowsy, don't drive, and if you have high blood pressure and use claritin-d
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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? Muscle pain: Pain of a pulled muscle in your neck, or of cervical spine, lots of structures in your neck with a lot of strain and different movements, also neck s... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Rhinitis: Runny nose, sneezing/congestion are the cardinal symptoms of rhinitis, whether allergic or non-allergic. Swollen turbinates and clear fluid in ear (m... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: Allergy shots are meant to retrain your immune system not to over-react when exposed to an allergen that causes allergy symptoms such as pollens, dust... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
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You can try: Don't exceed recommended dose, don't drive or operate machinery if you become drowsy, if it doesn't work see your doctor, good luck
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A female asked:
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300 mg/day: total dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine) from all sources. 75 mg every 6 hours is the maximum that you can take, preferably not to exceed 50 mg / dose... Read More
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A female asked:
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No you shouldn't be: nervous, just don't take any extra Robitussin DM, the problem is with the DM part which interacts with Sertraline. The Dextromethorphan (DM), will be ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Feeding tubes: are indicated to feed patients who have a problem with swallowing, to deliver food directly into the stomach, (e.g. comatose patients) As for Crohn's ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Why the wait? : Obesity, exerting pressure on your back and lower limbs joints, with nerves affected too, knee pain could be originating from your hips, and the shoot... Read More
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes: When you breathe in (inspiration) your heart rate increases, physiological, especially notable in young individuals. The other symptoms of chest pains... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Not the case: 'Throat closing' is a symptom for many disorders including severe allergic reaction, but won't be the only symptom, can it happen in theory, may be, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No, can't help you: online, you need to be seen and physically examined, see your doctor, Urgent care or go to ER, good luck
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A female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Better see / call MD: She needs assessment, can still be a viral infection, but may have progressed and secondary bacterial infection kicked in, probably will need Rx medic... Read More
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A female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Second opinion : is warranted if you were already seen by a doctor, if not, so it is time to see one, best wishes
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A 32-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Time 2 C ur doctor : For the whole picture, history and physical examination are important, and probably some blood tests, good luck
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Doesn't work: that way, and it is extremely hard to take any medication 6 times a day, if you feel uncontrolled or uncomfortable with the current dose, your doctor ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No such thing: good night time sleep, excercise in fresh air, lots of fruits and vegetables, are the keys to maintaining good health, hence a good immune system, the... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Fever and diarrhea : in that age group is mainly caused by a viral disease, and would take its course, most importantly is to avoid dehydration. A pediatrician's evaluatio... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Jock itch: Keep the area ,groin, clean and dry, wash your underwear separately, you can use OTC cream as clotrimazole 1%, twice a day, for 2-4 weeks. If still ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: your son needs evaluation, it sounds that it isn't only Exercise Induced Asthma, more strings are attached. He may very well need a controller medicin... Read More
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A female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: this is a prescription medication, and you may not need it, might have worked with her daughter, might not work for you, so better see a doctor
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A member asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Looks like infection: However, you won't find help online, you need to be seen ASAP by your doctor or better by an ophthalmologist, you need immediate treatment Please don'... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Xerostomia: Or dry mouth, is a known side effect for both drugs, more pronounced with vistaril. It will take some time to get out of your system , may be few day... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
?: 4 Times-a-Day (qid) or Every 6 Hours? Qid means while you're awake, vs every 6 hours, meaning on-the-hour, whether awake or not. So in qid , take it ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: You need an antifungal topical treatment as clotrimazole, OTC, and later you need to be evaluated by your doctor if it comes back,
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes: Better have a booster tetanus shot, preferably Tdap, if you haven't had it before, then Td every 10 years. I trust you cleaned the wound and took good... Read More
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A female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Stay with the derm: call or see again your dermatologist, urticaria at times is hard to control, different medicines may be needed or extra doses of the allergy pills you... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes: As the uterus moves up with the growing baby, and not press on your urinary bladder as it used to in early pregnancy. You may experience urgency again... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
May be: What kind of tinctures you received? And what for? Drug related reactions that produce rashes are multiple and confusing even to experts, so you need ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
What inhaler?: is it a steroid inhaler? if yes, so make sure you rinse your mouth and throat after using it, yes at times you may have fungal infection from steroid ... Read More
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A member asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes: make sure it is well cooked for your own health, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Better not: Children's Mucinex cold has more than one formulation, and some contain an antihistamine as zyrtec, you don't want to combine both, besides some ingre... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes you are fine: bleeding is sometimes expected especially if you took a pain killer like ibuprofen or aspirin prior, and it doesn't mean you hit a big blood vessel, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes you can: combine both, unless you have a contraindication not to take either one, best wishes
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: not a routine nor a method for diagnosis, blood tests do,
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
? Allergy : or rather inflammation of your upper airways,affecting your middle ear through Eustachian tube congestion,and also producing cough through irritation ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
You need to be seen: As you may need some other meds than OTC cough syrup, which usually is a combination medication. Not every cough come from your lungs, your sinuses, ... Read More
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A male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes: no problem if you have COPD and take Mucinex, and no interaction with the said medicines. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple m... Read More
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A female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Lupron: Your son's endocrinologist most probably wants to give the lupron not because of height, but rather to halt / slow down precocious (early) puberty, yo... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Saline nasal washes: often, would be the best thing to do for now, besides any OTC antihistamine, read the labels carefully, until you see your doctor, good luck
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
Aug 24, 2017
Dr. Al Hegab is an excellent physician who has helped countless people all over the world on Healthtap and in his practice. I highly recommend you consult Dr. Hegab on matters related to Allergy and I...Read More
Jun 11, 2017
I endorse Dr. Hegab. He is doing an outstanding service to the public through his health education on Health Tap. It is clear that he is very knowledgeable in Internal Medicine - but even more so in...Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
Aug 21, 2016
I high recommend and endorse Dr. Al Hegab as an expert on the HealthTap panel. He is articluate, knowledgeable, succinct in his answers and very educational in his answers to patient. Dr. Hegab is an ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much. You just confirmed my past research and suspicions that I more than likely have chronic sinusitis, though haven't had symptoms like that before. I'l...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I was thinking this but my GP is making me wait for a third blood test to confirm because he thinks they could recover but I haven't been deathly sick. I cons...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr.Hegab for your generous reply and also your best wishes it wasn'tthe nurses that noticed he had had another stroke it was us and unfortunately he died today...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

HENRY FORD HOSPITAL

Awards

AMA Physician Recognition Award
Most Loved Doctor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Grand Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Fellow of the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology (FAAAAI)
Fellow of the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology (FACAAI)
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP)
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