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Dr. Al Hegab

Allergy and Immunology
FL, Egypt
40 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

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

9.1K Answers
20K Agrees
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Depends on AB type: If the antibodies (AB) are of the IgG type, it means that you exposed and those AB can fight the virus and deactivate it, and you aren't contagious,however that's the case for common viruses,but for the covid-19,still research is needed to confirm. If AB are of the IgM type,means you had recent infection and still fighting it. Keep using , masks, distancing and hand wash at any rate
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
U need 2 c allergist: Given your long history you need to be evaluated by an allergist, it nay be something in your surroundings causing such, or another problem, an allergist would go through the history with, may perform some tests in the office or a lab, may order an x-ray / CT scan,if not already done. treatment will depend upon all the data gathered,meanwhile,proper/regular use of saline washes/flonase would help
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Which DNA test?: There are several, blood or amniotic fluid, kindly ask your obstetrician those questions, he/she would be able to assist you better, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby

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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

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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