Dr. Michael Rupp

Allergy and Immunology
Las Cruces, NM
23 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Maybe: I am not an oncologist, but any chronic disease can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. If there are cancer lesions in the brain, this could ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
See A Specialist: Seeing an allergy and asthma specialist can really help. They can make sure you are on the correct medications at the correct dosages. Also, they ca... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Usually Good: Most food borne illnesses with resolve without need for antibiotics or other treatments besides fluids and rest. Some may need antibiotics and furthe... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Personal Question: Are there other factors that worry you? Choosing when to have your next child is a very personal question. If you are a working mother, can you affo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
See An OB/GYN: You should see your OB right away. If you have HIV already diagnosed you should see an infectious disease specialist. The nearest one to you is in L... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Please Clarify: Was the biopsy impossible because your cervix was too tight or your vaginal canal was too tight. The latter can happen if you had a tear during deliv... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Get An OTC Test: If you are not sure get a pregnancy test from the pharmacy and do it at home. I think it unlikely but you should still check.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Blood Work: Renal failure can be diagnosed with common blood tests. Dehydration can be detected by urinalysis if needed but usually you can tell by small amounts... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Not Sure: You always have to be careful when adding dye or ink to skin when you have a history of an over reactive immune system. I would avoid it.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Not For 6 Months: You need to be tested again at 6 months. Use a condom!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: It is a factor XII issue which is encoded in your genome.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Can't Tell Now: Many children outgrow their food allergies but not all. For things like milk, egg and wheat, around 80% outgrow them. For nuts, it's as bad as only ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Not Common: people often talk about cough variant asthma, but it really is asthma with cough as a symptom instead of wheeze. So if you are coughing see an allerg... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Unclear Question: Need to know what prescription was for and what symptoms you feel it has not helped. Also how often your are taking it and how many milligrams.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Probably None: kiwi does have some proteolytic enzymes in it and that much may irritate your stomach, but if it does not than you can probably eat all you want. You... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No Not Same: Rice Starch is a carbohydrate from rice. Rice protein is what your boyfriend is allergic to. The safety of eating rice protein depends upon how well... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Not Simple: Answering this question in 400 words is a little difficult. Allergic rhinitis occurs because of histamine release triggered by mast cell degranulatio... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
See Specialist: Allergies certainly can cause sleep disturbance leading to fatigue and you may need more aggressive treatment. I would see an allergy specialist to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Proteins: Some foods like peanuts, that cause more severe reactions more often than other common allergenic foods, have proteins in them that are more heat and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Though it is most likely to start in childhood, asthma can occur at any age. Things that alter your immune system like pregnancy, severe illness, or ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Not Likely: The absorption of Flonase into the body is very minimal. In addition it is deactivated it's first pass through the liver so it is very unlikely that ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Won't Help: Weight loss is a good idea anytime, but it is unrelated to your chronic urticaria. Urticaria is usually caused by a non-specific stimulation of the a... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Caused by allergy: While FESS removes the polyps it does not fix the underlying cause of the polyps which in most cases is allergic rhinitis. You have to get rid of the... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Unclear: Your question is very unclear. It is hard to know what you are asking, but in general when you test for some types of infection, you check both IgM a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Not Zoonotic: HIV is not a zoonotic disease. There are no reported cases of HIV transmission via mosquitoes. In general a zoonotic disease is one transmitted betw... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: White tongue is not always oral thrush. If your tongue does not hurt or bleed when the white coating is scraped away with something blunt like a tong... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
It Can't Hurt: Eggs are a good source of protein and unless your cholesterol is high or your kidneys don't work it should be ok.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: Nasacort (triamcinolone) was approved for OTC use this spring. Flonase has received approval by the FDA for over the counter use but will not be avai... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
It Involutes: A damaged or dysfunctional spleen can gradually be resorbed by the body. This process is called involution. Sometimes a small remnant of the spleen ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Probably: It really depends on which protein in wheat you are allergic to. If you are allergic to gluten then you need to avoid all gluten. If you are not all... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Several Things: First, learn to spell it right so everyone knows what you are talking about. It is penicillin. Second get an allergist to test you to confirm that y... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: Antihistamines and decongestants as a rule do not cancel out birth control. However, without knowing your specific birth control I cannot check pote... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
It Can: If your lower eyelid puffiness is caused by allergies then Zyrtec might help though a nasal steroid spray like Nasacort (triamcinolone) or Flonase wil... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: At most you should apply it 3 times a day. If you need it 8 times a day you should only do that at the direction of a doctor. Often a stronger streo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
More Testing: IgG antibodies to gliadin may be a sign of celiac disease. Especially if you are having chronic diarrhea. You need additional testing with your doct... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Get It Tested: Lyme disease is a tick-borne infection that can have very serious consequences. Initially it causes a rash that often looks like a target, called ery... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Not Necessarily: Your allergist can test this for you. Usually people who are allergic to erythromycin have cross reactivity with azithromycin, clarithromycin. Issue... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: It would not be a good idea
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Not Likely: Allergy shots effect your immune system gradually over time. They do not usually cause breakouts on the face, although they can cause hives or small ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
More Information: Please clarify what the rash looks like. If it is hives, it is usually caused by a non-specific stimulation of the allergic part of the immune system... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
See An Allergist: You may have asthma and should be evaluated by an allergist
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Maybe: It could be, but there are so many things that can cause a wrist click that you cannot assume there is a connection without further evaluation. It co... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Discuss With Your MD: Peri actin does help some people to gain weight, but you need to monitor side effects closely. Determining the optimal does range should be worked ou... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Avoid: reactions to fabric softener are usually contact dermatitis and so if you avoid using it, you won't get the reaction. If you really want to know what... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Do What He says: If you have already seen a dermatologist and he/she has recommended a treatment, I would do that and see if it works. If it doesn't work go back and ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Depends: Loratadine is FDA approved for 10mg once daily for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. It is often used at twice daily doses in the treatment of chro... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Give It Time: secretory diarrhea from a cheese ingestion will resolve as soon as your body flushes out the offending agent.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Allergies or Sinus: Your symptoms could be caused by allergies or a sinus infection. You should see your doctor for a further evaluation. If it is allergies, you can be... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Depends on Problem: If you were put on loratadine for allergies and it is not responding to the medication you can take the loratadine in the morning and Benadryl (diphen... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Depends: Usually, once you have had an infection, your immune system remembers that and you have a lower risk of getting that infection again. Mono sometimes ... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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