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Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy

Allergy and Immunology
NC
30 years experience male

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Allergy and Immunology

Languages spoken

English

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Get evaluated : These could be sebaceous cysts. You could have bleeding issues also related to aspirin or platelet problems. You need to see a doctor
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Observe: Occasional hives may represent reactions to pet bites, or be secondary to excess sweating, thyroid disease, or may be of unknown cause. If longer tha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Unclear if helpful: Intermittent fasting in general is healthy. However it’s relationship to antiviral immunity is unclear. Since COVID 19 is a novel virus the immune re... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Symptoms and history: Fever deep cough vomiting or diarrhea and sore throat suggest COVID. History of allergy, eczema, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing, wheezi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Likely safe: COVID 19 can, in severe cases, cause clot formation or DIC and further drop your platelet counts. This occurs in the mire severe cases. There is a ri... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Depends on factors : Depends on several factors. Your age. Family history of alzheimers. Any strokes or vascular disease. Type of antihistamines used. I would avoid olde... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
See a doctor : Proper examination and testing may be required. Topical steroids might work but it is safest to see your pcp or a dermatologist or an allergist and h... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
No: I would not combine CNS suppressants. Talk to your doctor
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Avoid decongestant : It’s ok if you are young and have no history if hypertension or heart disease. Remember nyquil may have decongestants and could be sedative. If you s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Use precautions : It depends on the type of autoimmune disease you have, whether you are on steroids or immune suppressive medications and how well controlled your diab... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Go to ER or see PCP : You will need oral steroids and education. Uf secondary infection you will need antibiotics. Please go immediately to the hospital or see your PCP
A member asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Need to be careful : CORVID 19 is a novel virus and more information is coming in every day. In general the response to a virus is neutralizing antibodies which may be def... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Allergy immune tests: Blood levels of eosinophils, Immunoglobulin E level, blood immunocap allergy testing, blood oxygen level, as well as exhaled nitric oxide reflect asth... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Immune testing req : Low levels of T cells and B cells (CD19) may represent normal variants, secondary effects of viral infection, medications (steroids or rituxan or chem... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Testing is indicated: Testing needs to be done in the midst of a pandemic especially if you have been in contact with family. Friends or coworkers. Contact a local Provid... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Hypersensitivity : IgG represents hypersensitivity and not allergy. But if you have lung scarring it might suggest hypersensitivity pneumonitis. If you have bad asthma ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Cutoffs vary: In general for use of biological drugs to treat asthma we use absolute eosinophil level of 150 cells/mm3 as indicative of eosinophilic or th2 type ast... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Wouldn’t D/C yet: Studies suggest that in general immune suppression might worsen outcomes in viral infection. On the other hand some anti inflammatory Rx may help mit... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Try other Rx: We need to see images to diagnose correctly. Given thyroid disease you might have dry skin or ichthyosis. The other possibilities include eczema (re... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Avoidance : Judicious avoidance. Avoid outdoor camping. Prolonged exposure. Keep windows closed. Turn A/C on. If very severe consider adding azelastine spray t... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Pollen allergy : Example. Reactions to fruits or nuts or vegetables with itchy throat or lip blisters do not represent serious good allergy but might represent food po... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Healing possibly: This could be a phase of healing or you could be reacting to topical lotions, called contact dermatitis. Rarely some forms of cellulitis or vasculitis... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Unlikely to help : Vitiligo may be an autoimmune condition and often difficult to treat. Herbal supplements and OTC medications are unlikely to be of use. See a good d... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Other antihistamines: There are many other antihistamines available including cetirizine or loratidine or fexofenadine. These are less sedative. Montelukast has some antial... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1992MD
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