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Dr. Corey Clay

Allergy and Immunology
Fort Thomas, KY
12 years experience male

Locations

Office

Cincinnati, OH

Address

234, Goodman St, Cincinnati, OH, United States
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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ENT and Allergy Specialists

Fort Thomas, KY

About

Bio

Specialty-trained in Immunology and Allergy at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital by global leaders in the field. Board certified in Internal Medicine after completing residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 2013. Received MD/PhD from the Ohio State University with emphasis in uncovering mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and innate immunity. Scientific research is now focused on non-IgE mechanisms of anaphylaxis with translational applications in drug hypersensitivity and autoimmunity. Graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I am very excited to reach and help patients in anyway possible as our healthcare culture evolves and I am very pleased to be a member of the Health Tap community.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Kentucky, New Mexico

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Difficult to answer: without more information. If a doctor notices this on exam, one thought would entertain a central venous clot causing increase in collateral blood fl... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Usually benign: The eye is filled with jelly-like fluid to keep its shape. Any inconsistency in the texture of jelly causes "floaters", which occur normally. Its ha... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Path toward relief: 1) Identify allergies. Sounds like you have both year-round and seasonal sensitivities and knowing good avoidance strategies is a first step. Given t... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Yes: The acidity of lemon will curdle milk; a phenomenon occurring within the stomach anyway.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Infection: Could be more severe than flu if the pulse is correct. You need to consult with a doctor urgently. If unsure, you can start with a virtual consult h... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Damage: At a molecular level, oxidants interact with protein and lipids to change there shape and ability to function normally. The body has "anti-oxidant" s... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Itchy palms?: The suggestion here is that you either came across a powerful irritant contaminating the sand or that you have IgE (allergic antibody that cau... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Time for check up: Your solution does not seem to be working and I wonder if a trip to the physicians office would be worth it to you. What you describe sounds like irr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
I can't blame you: Asthma is a frustrating disease to be sure. The best path towards lasting relief is to follow closely with a physician that has experience, can perfo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Need evaluation: 2 weeks is not enough time for decision making, but you should expect to experience some degree of improvement by this time. Heartburn or abdominal p... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Likely normal: The inflammatory/immune response to infection involves a high level of recruitment of white cells to infected sites and to immune organs including lym... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Better...: The D is Zyrtec (cetirizine) D is for decongestant. Sudafed is also a decongestant. Take the amoxicillin as prescribed and use Sudafed PE and Zyrtec... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Yes: The abdominal portion of the aorta runs deep in the stomach and pulsates with the heart beat.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Pinhead: The osteomeatal unit is the size of a pinhead. The course mucus takes to clear this pathway is rather circuitous and is dependent upon healthy mucosa... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Typically: nothing. It is a normal finding. Cells are sensitive to corticosteroids, so could also mean recent prednisone treatment.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Possibly: Unilateral nasal congestion could be related to infection. Could also be structural related to, for example, mucocele or nasal polyp. Depending on ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Sounds like: an abscess has developed, which will need to be drained. Call your physican's on-call service tonight or in the morning if you are overall feeling ok... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Call: You will want to do this in person. Ask your family doctor for a referral, then call the doctor's office to see if they're interested in participatin... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Hives?: Are the new lesions itchy? Papular urticaria can occur a week after exposure to insect bites, with some degree of sensitivity to insects. Gnats are ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Hard to know: A physician will need to examine and know more about your history. The description does seem consistent with dyshidrotic eczema, but biopsy may be wa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Concerning symptoms: Skin rash is consistent with hives; and when associated with rapid onset dizziness, facial/lip/tongue/throat swelling, shortness of breath/wheezing, G... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Sedation: Reactine (cetirizine) is a newer generation antihistamine and is less sedating than older generation meds. However, there is still potential for seda... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Virus: The most common cause of both hives and cough would be viral infection. New hives can be treated with as needed long acting next generation antihista... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Ear infection?: Likely ruptured eardrum (with or without inner ear infection) or outer ear infection. Trial of topical antibiotic may help, but an examination is def... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
See dermatologist: Patches could be benign and possibly related to sun exposure or serious and possibly related to IgA related immune disease or histiocytosis or other. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Not many: Severe congestion may not be solved by saline alone. A short prednisone course is often given along with antibiotics for acute sinus infection. Conti... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Yes: Both likely contain decongestants and are contraindicated for long-term use if you have high blood pressure. Using for acute sinus/cold symptoms is g... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Moisturizing: Eczema is often controlled by strategies to reduce drying of skin. Avoid irritants (harsh soap, hot water) and apply moisturizer immediately after bat... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Probably no: The lab finding by itself is completely normal, albeit on the lower end of normal. There are many causes of feeling run down that are more likely to ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Dry skin: Itchy skin is usually from overly dry skin. Try shorter, cooler showers and moisterize with non-alcohol based lotion such as Vanicream daily. Also b... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Painful bump: The painless bump is likely a lymph node, or less likely maybe a cyst. The new painful bump is likely a "reactive" lymph node (recent viral infection... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Possibilities: In this age group, most common possibilities include hives (could rapidly resolve, but if not consider virtual consult to discuss), chicken pox, pityr... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Worrisome: The sudden pain could have been from irritation of the pleural lining around the lung (eg from viral infection). If the cough began only afterward an... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
New symptom: Because there now is a new symptom (the pain behind the ear), your doctor may choose to have an ENT specialist examine the throat and ears. Although ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Unlikely: Problems caused by aerosolized irritants generally manifest during or immediately after the exposure, and when the fume levels are highest. If the ch... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Hard to know: .. without examining them. Could be dryness, however, living in Denver I suspect you are accustomed to using balms for dry lips. One thought is that... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Folliculitis?: A common cause of painful lumps around the genitals is folliculitis, or bacterial infection of the hair follicle. Appearance is similar to large pain... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Depends: .. on the severity of gastric irritation and relative contribution of stomach acidity to the problem. If the pain has not improved in 2 weeks time, t... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Yes, but: For what do you seek relief? If you have nose/eye/ear symptoms related to allergy, then there are more effective treatment strategies compared with o... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
See eye doctor: Rarely, an immune response the virus occurs such that subepithelial deposits of antibody complexes occurs. This can occur within the pupilary axis ca... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Hard to know: The orthopedist/physician that has seen you previously and that has performed physical examination will know better; but infection of the joint or mis... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Very rarely: Low ferritin suggests low stores of iron (diet, heavy periods, GI bleeding) and CRP is very nonspecific marker of inflammation with causes too numerab... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Low oxygen: Mild to moderate anemia results in fatigue and inefficient organ function due to low oxygen (poor mental function, muscle cramping, poor kidney functi... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Probably ok: However, there are potential issues with overusing antacids, even over the counter remedies. If you have refractory heartburn, a physician needs to a... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
See hand surgeon: Likely entrapped tendon and could be surgically corrected. The sooner you allow a medical professional to address this, the sooner you'll get relief.... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Yes: Considered safe. The fully humanized anti-IL12/IL23 antibody has not been associated with liver toxicity and thus is not expected to potentiate liver... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Not likely soon: This is not something that is outgrown, but could lessen over years. You may not necessarily be prone to allergies, but certainly to asthma and maybe ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Seek alternative: diagnosis. Symptoms of Crohn's disease can occur in the context of other GI or systemic disorders. Highly unlikely to be Crohn's disease i... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
No: The small amount of water will be absorbed into the body. No drowning will occur. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Itchy ears: Itchy ears this time of year could be an indication of environmental allergy. You do not mention what the sinus pill is. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ... Read More
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May 8, 2015
Dr. Clay is a thoughtful and intelligent internist who has a unique ability to phrase his responses so that they can be understood easily by any patient. He is accurate and helpful and would recommend...Read More
Dr Corey Clay is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable, passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of OH, and to the family of health tap.
Apr 10, 2015
Dr Corey Clay is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of OHIO, and to the family of health tap
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. However as an uninsured person I spoke with a doctor who would only glance at my arms and deemed it scabies, then changed his mind to fungal, and wrote presc...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I have done a repeat test and will wait for the results. Unfortunately, I do suffer frequent infections, but they are never bad enough for hospitalization but...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I keep seeing doctors but they all say "you're fine" ... I don't know. I guess I'll just go through my days coughing hehe.. Thank you for the help! Much appreciated! Hav...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2011MD

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Completed 2013

Awards

NIH sponsored Training/Research award
Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship
Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

AAAAI, ACAAI, APC, APSA, ICP
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