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Dr. Michael Rupp

Allergy and Immunology
Las Cruces, NM
22 years experience male

Locations

The Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM

Address

3800 East Lohman Ave, Suite A, Las Cruces, NM, US
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(575) 522-0591

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Presbyterian Health Plan

UnitedHealthcare

Molina Healthcare Inc

Cigna

Amerigroup

Medicaid

MultiPlan, Inc

About

Bio

I am a board certified Allergist Immunologist with training in both adult internal medicine and pediatrics. I specialize in the top quality care of asthma, allergy, and other immunologic diseases.

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

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Doctor Q&A

313 Answers
77 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Taste Buds: Everyone has bumps on the back of their tongue. They are a special type of taste buds.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Yes: yes
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: Avoiding wheat is much easier than it used to be. Many health food stores have gluten-free foods.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Antihistamines: Take a combination of over the counter long acting antihistamines like Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec and ranitidine 150 mg twice daily.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Treats Dizziness: Meclizine usually is recommended to treat vertigo, dizziness, or nausea. It can be taken with your allegra (fexofenadine). Meclizine works to reduce... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
No: Most often people with celiac get diarrhea when they eat wheat.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Get Tested: There is always a chance if you engaged in risky behavior or had unprotected sex or an accidental blood exposure. Often HIV can be in the body and th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Sometimes Hard: The symptoms of anxiety and asthma can sometimes overlap. Particularly shortness of breath. The best way to tell the difference would be to do a spi... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
No: HIV can only be transmitted by blood or body fluids so if you did not have exposure to someone else's blood or bodily fluids you will not get HIV.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Please Clarify: First, if you had a period and you have not had sex since then, you are not pregnant. Second, if you are using Plan B as your birth control method on... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
See a Rheumatologist: You need to see a rheumatologist to determine if you meet the case definition for rheumatoid arthritis and then see your regular doctor to help you de... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: Facial redness without other rash could be due to many things and what your doctor can or cannot do depends on the cause of the problem. Sometimes re... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: Many people believe that canker sores are caused by herpes, but this is not true.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Agree With Above: Some studies reviewing patients with black mold related illness have found that most patients have multiple other health problems that cause their sym... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: Use an anti-fungal recommended for this. Sometimes using an anti-fungal powder is best.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: Itching is often reduced by good moisturizing. Dry skin always itches more than hydrated skin.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Avoidance: All you can do is avoid NSAIDS. It is unusual for people to be allergic to both. See an allergist and make sure the diagnosis is correct.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Low IgG: Immunoglobulins are a type of protein made by your body to help protect it against infections. There are five types of immunoglobulins: IgA, IgD, IgE... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Use Caution: 2 sips of beer is probably not a problem, but it is never a good idea to mix alcohol with sedating medicines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). It woul... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Need New Med: Nebula zeros are meant to help the lungs not the nose and albuterol can cause sleep disturbances. Your daughter may need a nose spray like Nasacort (... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Risk Is Low: If you were not exposed to blood or semen your risk is very low to start with. A negative test at 80 days is likely ok, but if you are really nervous... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Avoidance: Carefully avoid all of these foods. If you have not been tested by an allergist see one. He/she can test you to make sure that you are not allergic t... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Many possibilities: It could be a viral infection, allergies with severe post nasal drip, or a more severe infection like a para pharyngeal abscess. See your doctor righ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Normal: Every child's immune system is slightly different. Some kids get fever, others don't. There is not reason to see an infectious disease specialist or... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
No: both of these are considered dietary supplements and as such are not subject to regulation or evaluation by the FDA.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
See Doctor: She should be able to eat everything except high fat foods by now. If she cannot see your doctor ASAP.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Indefinitely: Allergies occur because you have the right genetics and when exposed to allergens (pollen, dust mite, many others) your body develops IgE antibodies a... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Chronic Urticaria: CIU is chronic idiopathic urticaria. You should see your doctor for evaluation if you have not. Do not allow them to treat you with repeated doses o... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
No: Mesh bladder slings have not been associated with autoimmune disease to the best of my knowledge. In fact, mesh bladder slings have helped more women... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
See an allergist: It may be asthma or allergies. Much more information is needed to answer your question accurately. The best advice I can give is that shortness of b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
No Such Thing: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that effects the skin and sometimes the joints. There is no cure. If it is severe, some of the newer IV or... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Many: Lupus can cause many problems in pregnancy including blood clots, stillbirth, and hydrops fetalis. Medication needed for lupus flares can also have e... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
You Could: This drug was not meant for injection and so an allergic reaction could occur to the drug or any of the components it is mixed with. You might also g... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Get Referred: If your doctors don't know what it is after all those tests, get referred to a specialty diagnostic hospital like Mayo clinic or Johns Hopkins and let... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Probably Not Asthma: Most likely you have some post viral inflammation in your lungs which can feel like asthma, but will get better over the next few weeks. If it doesn'... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Infection: Salmonella food poisoning is a sickness of the digestive system caused by infections with a bacterial genus called Salmonella. It can cause fever, di... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Yes, Sort Of: Candida can certainly cause itching and spots but not usually like herpes sores.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Maybe: This is different in every person. If you are breast feeding it is harder, but it does happen. You should discuss this with your OB/GYN.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Allergies: The majority of childhood asthma is caused by allergies creating inflammation in the lungs which leads to narrowing of the air tubes in the lungs and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Warmth: In general, keeping food at room temperature for more than 2 hours, allowing food to age so it molds and rots, or cross contamination with other thing... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Unlikely: Food poisoning can in theory occur from any food that spoils to the point where harmful bacteria grow, but it does not usually occur with dry foods or... Read More
A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Maybe: Diphenhydramine has been around for a long time and is very safe. However, you should be aware of a few things. First, driving with it in your syste... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
More Info: There are many types of allergy medication and they all do slightly different things. It is difficult to tell you what is a "strong" medicine without... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Ignore: Do learn what poison oak and poison ivy look like and actively avoid them.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Perennial Allergies: This is most likely perennial allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis, but more is hard to say accurately without seeing the patient. I suggest seein... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Unclear: This is a very unclear situation. There are two types of well described sensitivity to wheat. They are true wheat allergy and celiac disease. Both ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
See Below: Total IgE reference range varies with age and normals are established for individual reference labs as well. Typically in an adult a normal level is,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
See Below: Most likely they are looking to see if your body is attacking your kidneys by activating complement proteins in the kidney tissue. If there is comple... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Many Options: I am not clear from your question whether or not your difficulty breathing is not controlled on your current medications or medications that your are ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
See Below: Recurrent infections are when someone gets too many infections in a given period of time like 10 sinus infections in a year. They can also be more se... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rupp is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rupp is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Wow I didn't realize allergies could take such a toll the eyes! I've also taken a lot of excedrin for migraines lately! Thanks!
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Thanks for the tip. Artin didn't work. Planning on using plain mucinex in case it's thicken miscue. Any thoughts on that?? Oh, Happy Holidays
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thanks dr. I took one generic of zyrtec 3 hours ago but not drowsy yet

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Awards

"America's Top Physicians", Consumers Research Council of America
Most Influential Doctors, USA Today
Top Doctor, First Place, New Mexico - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Member, New Mexico Medical Society
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