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Dr. Ketan Desai

Allergy and Immunology
PA
37 years experience

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Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania, Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Why did you have the CBC done? What symptoms do you have? Without the critical information, it is hard to give you a fair assessment
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Most likely, yes: In allergic rhinitis, mucosa is pale and in infections, is red. That is a generalization and like all generalization can be wrong.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
No: If you are using Netipot, don't use tap water - it can lead to protozoal infection. Either boil the water or use sterile saline.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Ignore: HIves can be caused by heat, cold, pressure, sunlight, sweating, etc. Try to identify the trigger.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Yes they can: Yes it is - ANA can be false positive and so can RNP. However, the level of RNP is high so the question is - why did you have these tests done? Are ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Candida: Sounds like two different problems. Cobblestoning is more likely due to post nasal drip if you have allergic rhiniits. White tongue sounds like cand... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Trade names are diff: Medicines by different manufacturers have different names, even if the active ingredient is the same. Bendaryl's active ingredient is diphenhydramine... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
No: Very unlikely that Zyrtec (cetirizine) is causing burning or pain in tongue. See a physician and have an exam
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Labrynthitis: Sounds more like labrynthitis, inflammation of the semi-circular canals in the ear. It is commonly caused by viral infections. Less likely to be al... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
No: No need to worry, cetirizine is quite safe. Let your child sleep it off.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Possibly: All nasal steroids, including nasonex, (mometasone) can lead to bleeding. Take a break or use intermittently, such as every other day. Break should b... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Desai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Desai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 1, 2015
Dr. Desai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower8
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drs. are aware of my situation . unknown cause
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, India
Graduated 1985MD
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