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Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI

Allergy and Immunology
Normal, IL
22 years experience female

Locations

Midwest Allergy Sinus Asthma SC

Normal, IL

Address

2010 Jacobssen Drive, Normal, IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Sneeze Wheeze and Itch Clinical Research Associates

Springfield, IL

Midwest Allergy Sinus Asthma SC Springfield

Springfield, IL

Dr. Siri at HSHS Family Medicine in Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Dr. Siri at Carlinville Area Hospital

Carlinville, IL

About

Bio

Skilled compassionate and expert treatment of allergy, asthma, and immunologic diseases from birth to the elderly. A passion for what I do and a creative open-minded approach to solving problems.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Allergy and Immunology

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Immunology

Internal Medicine

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Licenses

United States: California, Illinois

Languages spoken

English, Lao

Doctor Q&A

83 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Wheat allergy: It is possible. Mild or evolving food allergies can be felt as indigestion or severe reflux, which is indicative of local histamine overproduction. Bl... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Asthma flare: No that is not acceptable. Repositioning and coughing is likely helping to clear some of the mucus, mucus plugs, or improve air/blood exchange due to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Drug reactions: I am assuming you mean Amoxicillin or some type of antibiotic in the penicillin family. There answer is no. Taking the teo together have no known drug... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Medication Allergy: Those symptoms suggest an allergic reaction to effexor (venlafaxine). I would report your symptoms immediately to your doctor for an alternative. Som... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Allergy pills: It is fine to do. I recommend a similar regimen to my more severe allergy patients as they might take a Cetirizine (zyrtec) in the morning and Diphenh... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Underweight: Yes. At 5ft 5inches l, 23 kg or about 50 pounds gives you a BMI of 8 to 9. You are severely underweight and should be checked for a health problem. If... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Boils and infections: Most common explanation:you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics you shoul... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Manuka honey: I would not recommend the use of any honey as the only treatment for asthma. The anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects of honey are mild and it... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Dog allergy: It is not uncommon for the effect of anti-histamines such as xyzal (levocetirizine) to reduce a bit if you have taken it for a while. You can switch t... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Hives off meds: That is not typical. You may have suppressed an underlying condition which developed while you were taking the allergy medicine for a different reason... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
HIV: It is never too long or too late to get tested if you had a possible exposure to HIV and want to know if you contracted the disease. It can however be... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Eye allergy drops : Alaway is safe for long term use as it contains a medication that is an anti-histamine. Visine allergy or any eye-drop that " takes the red away" typi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Shrimp allergy: It is possible. I recommend you get blood or skin test to see if you have a true allergy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Des/loratadine: Desloratadine is the primary metabolite of loratadine. At usual doses, both are considered non-sedating specific h1 antagonists. Clinically speaking b... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: Chronic eczema patients often have bacterial/ viral/ fungal colonization of the skin. Keep it clean!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: Be careful of asthma dry powder inhalers that may contain lactose.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Recurrent: Recurrent painless sores or sores along the roof of the mouth may not be cankers. Get them looked at.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Allergy test in kids: The allergy skin test in children is done the same way that it is in adults and is slightly uncomfortable. Most pediatric allergists use disposable pl... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Mold in the home: There are many types of mold and many of them are black. Mold spores are everywhere and a part of life on earth. Excess growth of mold in the home usu... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Safer Hair Coloring: The most common contact allergic reaction to hair color is to the chemical PPD. No matter what age, if you have been sensitized to PPD, it can & u... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Headache / Pressure: The most common causes are primary headache, sinus pressure caused by sinusitis or allergy, and problems with blood pressure. The severity of the pres... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
OTC Allergy Medicine: OTC longer-acting oral anti-histamines cause less tiredness. Examples: Claritin/Alavert, Zyrtec, Allegra. Generics are acceptable. Nasal sprays includ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Female Pain: Pain of the skin around the female private area is typically labial pain. This might occur with yeast infection, which causes burning/itching/redness... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Weight Loss Meds: Cymgen is known as Duloxetine in the USA. This medicine is not normally used for weight loss. There are several options for medications approved for w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Fragrance allergy: You have answered your own question in part. Fragrances or perfumes are traditionally made of flower herbs or other plant material that is distilled t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Rash in sunlight: The skin turning into red bumps and returning to completely normal after thirty minutes to hours suggests you are getting hives. You may have a rare c... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Boils and infections: Most common explanation is that you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics y... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: A blood test can be used for diagnosis, as well as a genetic test, since celiac is strongly genetic.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Exfoliating skin : There are preparations sold with sugar for both exfoliation and hair removal. So the answer is yes depending on the product and if you are following p... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Skin allergy: Tumble drying is a good idea if you have a dust mite allergy, as is washing bedding in hot water weekly. If you have sensitive skin, i would avoid har... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Dairy allergy: If you have a true dairy or milk protein allergy, the best answer is to avoid dairy. Some people are able to tolerate different forms of dairy, such a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Allergy panic: Having any severe allergic reaction can be anxiety provoking and result in a panic attack in the susceptible person. Allergic reactions can cause incr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: For those with chronic hives, a new treatment is available through allergists called Xolair.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Mothballs: Mothballs by the very nature of what they are, can be irritating to the airways. Rarely, handling them or wearing clothes that have not been aired out... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Angular cheilitis: A rash at both corners of the mouth simultaneously is angular cheilitis. Different causes may include vitamin deficiency, an autoimmune condition that... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Pro... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Immunodeficiency : People can be born or develop a problem with the immune system. In the case you refer to, lack of igg IgA igm and ige is a deficiency in antibody or i... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Depends on why you're taking it and how it helps improve your life. It's quite a lot of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which may not be safe to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Urine Culture: You have "normal" bacteria which are not though to cause a disease (like a UTI) that grew from the culture. We have bacteria all over our body includi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Body building/ Whey: Many of the powders/supplements contain whey as the source of extra protein as a substrate for muscle and body building. Generally they are safe. If... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Hives: There are different causes for chronic hives, also known as chronic urticaria. Some people have physical triggers such as heat, cold, vibration. For s... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Allergy eyes: If you have eye allergy, which I am assuming you do, your symptoms sound more serious than mild allergic conjunctivitis. Some of the prescription eye ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Granulomatous dz: There are infectious and non-infectious types of granulomatous disease. A non-infectious type would be sarcoidosis. Unfortunately no one knows the cau... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Bronchitis: As with any infection, it may take a couple of weeks to fight a novel pathogen, or more quickly if it is from one that has attacked before. Bacterial ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Allergy in pregnancy: Not specifically in breast feeding. However, allergy problems have been known to be triggered or increased with or shortly after pregnancy, thus you m... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: Good skin hygiene: Keep it clean. Keep it hydrated. Eliminate allergy triggers. Don't scratch!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Sneeze is OK: Having an allergy means that your body has created an abnormal immune response (by immunoglobulin e) to an allergen. Simply tickling the nose to get a... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: Do continue small quantities of lactose-containing food if your lactose intolerance is not severe.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri FAAAAI FACAAI FISAAI
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Hive flushing: If you were fine, i don't think a trip to the er is necessary. More severe symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, low blood pressure or throa... Read More

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A passionate and well trained physician. Would recommend Dr. Siri.
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Feb 10, 2015
Dr. Siri is Awesome. knowledgeable about Allergy, Respiratory, and Immunology but friendly too. She is always available to her patients.
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Feb 27, 2016
Thank you so much Doc! I really appreciate your advice, dedication and take time to really helped me.... God bless!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I was not asking about my allergy i was asking if the Q Urol can help.
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Will be calling. Thanks for your thoughts. Her "limits" are <92...
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! my best dear

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Brown University, Providence, RI
Completed 2003

Awards

Springfield Business Journal 40 under 40
Clemens Von Pirquet Award, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Most Influential, First Place, the Bloomington Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Memorial Medical Center, Springfield IL
St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
OSF St Joseph Medical Center

Publications

Distinguishing alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency from asthma.
Induction of tolerance to warfarin after anaphylaxis with a desensitization protocol.
Two Phase 3 Trials of Dupilumab versus Placebo in Atopic Dermatitis.
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