Andrew S. Bagg

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Andrew S. Bagg
Dr.
M.D.
Orlando
Allergy & Asthma Specialty
Allergy Asthma Specialists, PA
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Orlando
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I keep getting sinus infections and bronchitis.  Does this mean I have a problem with my immune system?
Actually, a more common cause of recurrent upper respiratory infections is due to allergy and asthma. Another cause is an immune deficiency. Some red flags for immune deficiency:
1. Infections that require multiple antibiotics or last longer than usual.
2. More than 1 pneumonia
3. Multiple recurrent sinusitis, bronchitis, ear, skin, or yeast infections.
There are many ways to help your immune system. If you are concerned about a problem with your immune system, you should talk to your doctor, or see an allergy/immunology specialist.

I keep getting itchy skin rashes; could I be allergic to my soap, detergent, or make-up?

One type of skin allergy is hives or itchy red bumps. This can be triggered by many things, including personal products, drugs, or food. Another type of skin allergy is called contact dermatitis. This is red, itchy patches that may have small blisters. This is often triggered by chemicals such as those in soaps, make up, or metals. Food and drug allergy can be evaluated by skin testing. Chemical allergies can be evaluated by patch testing.  Small patches have the chemical or metal on them are placed on the skin then analyzed for the reaction.

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