Dr. Al Hegab

Allergy and Immunology
FL, Egypt
42 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 23-year-old member asked:
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No: Unrelated, if RBCs are extremely low, not just marginally low, better see a hematologist for evaluation and management, good luck
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Grey beard: Unlikely due to shaving powder, it is mainly genetically determined, however you can change the way you shave , the shaving powder or dye your beard b... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
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Outgrowing asthma: or rather outgrowing bronchial hyper-reactivity, some do at school entry, others at puberty, asthma by itself, either allergic or nonallergic can be f... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Selected cases: tacrolimus isn't an easy drug, should be limited to moderate to severe cases of atopic dermatitis, for short term use only, if all measures failed, it... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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? urticaria: if you mean no clear trigger (food/medicine), it can be idiopathic urticaria, acute type is usually due to a viral infection, while chronic type, (bee... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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You can quit: only you can be of help, you are still very young, stop hanging around with other smokers, play sports again regularly, occupy yourself with your stud... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
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No: Not the age nor the symptom, if concerned see your doctor for evaluation, otherwise just observe, you will be fine
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Low fiber diet: Meaning less of foods with high fiber content, to avoid build up of waste in the colon before the procedure, usually it is soft diet, avoid lots of fr... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Could be: as it is spring time time now in Australia. See an allergist / asthma specialist, if you have access to one where you live, or see your GP and ask fo... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Need to be seen still: Go to your doctor or to the hospital, you need to be in a good prenatal care program anyways, good luck
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Not necessarily: as the drug needn't be taken on-the-hour, bedsides the usual maintenance dose is once a day, best wishes
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Post nasal drip: Can be visualized by examining the throat and by laryngoscopy. Although allergic inflammation of the mucosal lining of the upper airways had a special... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Could be: Or your parotid gland, better get checked by your doctor for evaluation and reassurance, best wishes
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A male asked:
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C ur doctor: Removing your tonsils doesn't mean that you don't get pharyngitis, you might need an antibiotic, goodluck
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Yes safe, but: what are we treating? is it contact allergy, then antihistamines won't help much, or is it a generalized reaction not related to a contactant? at any ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
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MRSA sinusitis: Not uncommon, zyvox (linezolid) should take care of it, but take full prescribed dose and follow instructions, you will be fine
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A female asked:
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Need to see your MD: You may be having an obstructed bile duct, don't wait on it, see your doctor asap, good luck
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Uterine cervix: ligaments attaching your uterus to the pelvis are often irritated if you develop inflammation in that area, but why only during ovulation, could be th... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
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Says who?: lowering bad cholesterol and triglycerides is a mainstay in treatment and secondary prevention in patients with coronary heart diseases, kindly keep t... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
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See your doctor: that's your best bet, don't self medicate, good luck
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Chronic inflammation: which might be due to allergies, hay fever, your best bet is to see an allergist or an ENT specialist
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Hope it turns negative, low risk exposure, practice safe sex, good luck
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Sooner the better: Headaches at this age shouldn't be overlooked, most commonly is sinusitis or probably eye problems, but still needs to be attended too, good luck
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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What type of Ig?: is it the IgE or the IgG? if it is the general IgE, then immunotherapy can be admistered if the specific IgE to a certain allergen is high, confirmed ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
The same, but: at the doctor's office, you will be observed for a while after the shot, and it will be included in your medical record
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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See your doctor : For assessment of your heart and lungs, it can be just reactive airways disease (e.g asthma), but you need to make sure your heart is fine first, best... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Need to see your : doctor, can't help without good history and physical examination, you may need testing and prescription medications, good luck
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A 43-year-old female asked:
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Might help: make sure you get a good one, feathers don't cause the allergies, it's rather the mites that swarm in the feather or down filled pillows, they like fe... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Possibly the flu: Causing all these symptoms with laryngitis causing the hoarseness, so rest your voice and your body, increase fluids and warm liquids, painkillers, an... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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You need to be seen: start with your primary doctor, who may refer you to a neurologist for further management. It seems that you have pinched nerves in your neck for a re... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Depends: in acute upper respiratory tract inflammation, might work right away, but in chronic conditions would take about 2-3 days to work, given that it is ta... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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See your doctor: You are already maxed up on self treatment, and you had it for week now, you may be congested because of the continuous use of decongestants! Yes that... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
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Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement,... Read More
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A female asked:
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See her doctor: could be several issues causing airways to over-react, hence the cough, her doctor would sort it out, good luck
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Not late: rather good timing, when you get good details of the facial features, and as well have good amount of fluid around the baby for a good ultrasound wind... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Her Pediatrician: Would evaluate her first and well direct you if need be to another specialist, wish you both wellness
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What kind of spray?: if it is saline nasal wash use it again, given that you have an irritant in your nose, no problem with overusing it, but if it is other kind of spray ... Read More
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A female asked:
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See your doctor: or your dermatologist, you definitely need evaluation and prescription medicines
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Betasol is a strong steroid cream, and whitening creams like perfect white, together with it shouldn't be used without doctor's supervision, please se... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Dark under eyes : Circles, or shiners, most commonly are due to congestion in the nasal cavity and sinuses, engorged blood vessels overlap and give the dark hue, or may... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes you can: Rupatadine isn't available in the US, the closest preparation would be loratadine or desloratadine, either doesn't interact with Montelukast or clarit... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Hypertrophied is the latin name for enlarged, common to have if you have chronic inflammation of the nasal turbinates, follow your doctor 's advice, t... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
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Better not together: One or the other, space them out if you have to take both, but under doctor's supervision
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A female asked:
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Infectious disease: specialist should evaluate your daughter for the treatment of the recurrent c-diff infection, and for the choice of antibiotics to treat the double ea... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
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Check your heart: although partially controlled asthma, can cause this, you need to rule out any cardiac cause for your tiredness, has your GP tapered off the propranol... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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? excessive douching: if you haven't done that already, please check this link, one of the best I read written on BV for the public, goodluck http://www.mayoclinic.org/dise... Read More
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A female asked:
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Second opinion: Is warranted in this case, if you're still suffering, you need a diagnosis, then may be just medical therapy, good luck
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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No you don't: have pneumonia, what you have is inflammation of your nasal passages, which could be due to viruses, use over the counter medicines to help clear it, ... Read More
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A member asked:
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Pls see his doctor: Asap, and don't try to retract the foreskin, good luck
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A female asked:
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Judgement call: it's up to the treating doctor according to his/her judgement at the time of the exam, my inference is that she avoided the amoxicillin because of the... Read More
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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! Thanks was my own pekingese so he has been vaccinated against rabies. No signs of infection and cut is closing now with wound closure strips. So all good. But will keep ...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 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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