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Dr. Corey Clay

Allergy and Immunology
Fort Thomas, KY
10 years experience male

Locations

Office

Cincinnati, OH

Address

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

Thursday: 9:00am - 12pm
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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

Doctor Q&A

1.8K Answers
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Many things possible: Assuming this is new for your, the most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune pathways in sk... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Muscle strain: The description is consistent with muscle strain due to over extension in one direction. Usually takes a few days for the inflammation/tightness to re... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Get checked: Its hard to know what is going on without more information, but you need to get checked out if you have not already. Potentially urgent cardiovascula... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Many things possible: Assuming this is new for your, the most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune pathways in sk... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Not universal: Hot water does not feel good for all rashes. If the skin is intact and itchy, the hot water is tricking your nervous system and the perception of itch... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Days: Length of reaction to a single exposure would likely be days. If true allergy, would be expected to recur with greater severity. Try non-latex condo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Get evaluated: If this is recurrent, then most likely a blood pressure issue. Effective plan may be as simple as diet change. This should be evaluated in your doct... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Take a walk: Or try yoga. Also, eating healthy diet high in vegetables and lower in carbs/legumes/meats/dairy may help. Try eating more slowly. Just some quick ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Absolutely!: Sensitivity to airborn peanut allergen is a red flag. Your symptoms are classic. I recommend carrying epinephrine (you can obtain from your primary d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Needs work up: possible causes include irritable bowel syndrome, diet, medication effect, malabsorption, GI hormone imbalance, infection, post-surgical stricture, va... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
No: We recommend full vaccination for patients with complement deficiency. In fact, particularly with Neisseria and pneumococcus, these vaccines provide ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Yes: If the pressure is great enough, can cause mucosal injury. Otherwise, will push particulate matter deep into the pharyngeal cavities and possibly int... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Hepatitis? IgG4?: May need more information, but will venture to say anti-virus IgG in cases of viral hepatitis signifies an immune response. Diagnostically, need to k... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
There are: many ways to combat allergic rhinitis. The staples include allergy shots, medication and avoidance. It is important to consider your overall health s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Yes.: The nature of allergy is that repeat exposure results in repeat, and often more exaggerated, response. There is always the question of whether the in... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Relationship?: It will be important to determine if there is a causal relationship between the BC and hives. It is common to experience hives for a variety of reaso... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
When: When dealing with chronic congestive heart failure, weigh yourself daily to ensure good control.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Do: Do maintain healthy hydrated mucosa. Don't use a mold-breeding humidifier unless bleach-cleaned.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Get help: Accurate diagnosis is essential and depends on key elements of your history and testing to rule out allergy. Nasal antihistamines are most effective,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Increases: risk of toxoplasma infection, which can cause brain deformity in the developing fetus.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Hormones: Hormone-related rhinitis is common during pregnancy as well as menstruation. Treating new onset rhinitis in pregnancy is dependent on symptom severit... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Ask: Ask your oncologist about your options. Depending on the malignancy, oxaliplatin may be your best option even after having a reaction. An Allergist ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Consult: an OB/GYN. The IgG itself is a good thing and will protect the baby. The IgG level will stay high after treating the infection (this is the concept ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Typically: nothing. It is a normal finding. Cells are sensitive to corticosteroids, so could also mean recent prednisone treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Unlikely: An allergy to components of feminine hygiene pads would not involve watery discharge alone. There is another cause. Good luck!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Notify a physician: It is simple to say that you should just avoid that chapstick, however, you may want to know more in order to guide safe product-buying decisions in t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Neither: Would consider this a partial IgA deficiency, which more commonly reverses compared with true selective (total) IgA deficiency. At 29years old, it is ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor how knowing the cause of your allergy helps define treatment and avoidance strategy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
No need: IgG to Helicobacter indicates that you have had this infection at some time in the past. In other words, the IgG will remain high long after treatmen... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Depends: .. what type of reaction? localized pain and swelling at the site of injection (then cool compress, elevation, nsaid)? Hives (then try cetirizine an... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Fear of anaphylaxis: Agree with Dr Fisher. I will also add that an Allergist can also help to diagnose conditions that mimic anaphylaxis. It is rare to form severe aller... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Depends: It depends on the nature of the immune response. Allergic antibody (IgE) mediated reactions occur rapidly after ingestion and can involve hives, skin... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
No: Only if you feel muscle tightness or pain afterward. Some methods of "cracking" may utilize maneuvers that can cause injury, but the "cracking" itsel... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Agree with others...: Have to mention a strategy that has momentum. There are many subtypes of asthma, one of which involves predominantly neutrophil-related inflammation ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Nasal decongestant: Sometimes adding a nasal decongestant such as otc Afrin improves delivery of other nasal medications. The Afrin can be used for 3-5 days at the same ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Atypical: This medication is safe. A small percentage of people develop allergy, which can be an immediate allergic reaction to Keflex alone, or to the family ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Old addage: "All that wheezes is not asthma". Make sure you trust the diagnosis. Albuterol should help if you have exercise induced asthma. In some cases, resp... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Rhinitis: Pretty common physiological recovery response, especially if lasting for less than a day. Saline irrigation may help speed up resolution. Best otc m... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Plasma: If the blood is allowed to clot (thereby removing the clotting factors) before isolating this fluid, then it is called serum instead of plasma.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Antibody: Your B-cells can't make it or your T-cells can't tell your B-cells to make it. You would be susceptible to certain infections including frequent UTI,... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Absolutely: The majority of chronic rhinitis causes have environmental, structural or infectious components. The key is identifying cause. Symptoms may be trans... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Phew: Hard to answer in this space. Would refer to wikipedia for more. These are different types of white cells in the blood and their relative levels giv... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Allergic sensitivity: Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens (tree, grass or weeds), animal dander, or dust mite; and even some indoor sensitize... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Not quite,: but similar. Nasacort is triamcinolone nasal spray. However, this is the same family as cortisone. Consult with an Allergist to better define your ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Not sure,: there could be multiple answers to this (it seems like NS1 could be a common abbreviation). I do know that a structural protein associated with virus... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Back to the GP: You should begin to feel better after 2 weeks. Sometimes viruses (after destroying the normal mucosal barriers that protect us from infection) leave ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Normal: Skin tone is generally a function of the density of melanocytes in the skin. Distribution of melanocytes is not entirely uniform and becomes less so ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Sorry: Once a gout attack is triggered, it is difficult to stop. High uric acid levels do not correlate perfectly with risk of experiencing a gouty joint. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Not sure: I'm unaware of a link between GERD and itchy scalp. Since it is, the indoor heated/dry air can contribute to scalp dryness/itching. Acid reflux when... 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
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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