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Deepak Joshi

Allergist and Immunologist

Dr. Deepak Joshi practices Allergy and Immunology care in Adelaide, OZ. Dr. Joshi specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases. Allergist-Immunologists are trained and certified to treat each patients sensitivity and response to allergens of varying severity. Dr. Joshi provides several means of testing and treatment to increase immunity to potentially harmful substances.
Deepak Joshi
  • Adelaide, OZ
  • Accepting new patients

My daughter suddenly developed a rash after eating a new chocolate. What should I do?

True chocolate allergies are quite rare. If you experience adverse symptoms after you eat chocolate, it is more likely that you are allergic to another ingredient in the chocolate, READ MORE
True chocolate allergies are quite rare. If you experience adverse symptoms after you eat chocolate, it is more likely that you are allergic to another ingredient in the chocolate, or that you are intolerant to chocolate. Big 8 food allergens are eggs, milk, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Several of these ingredients are very common in chocolate bars, cakes, brownies, puddings, etc. If you react when you eat chocolate, it is probable that you are allergic to one of these major allergens.

Another type of reaction to chocolate is an intolerance. An intolerance is a reaction of your gastrointestinal system rather than your immune system, and it is a reaction to an ingredient or chemical in the chocolate, rather than the protein in the chocolate. Some examples of the chemicals in chocolate are soy lecithin, tyramine, phenylethylamine, theobromine, caffeine, flavorings, and emulsifiers.
If you are concerned about a chocolate allergy, the specialists and associates at the Allergy & Sinus Centers are here to help. We offer convenient allergy testing. You can mail to us @docts.org@gmail.com.

How effective are lactase enzyme tablets for children?

If your baby is lactose intolerant, he/she may have diarrhea, abdominal cramping, bloating, or gas after drinking breast milk or eating dairy products, like cheese or yogurt, READ MORE
If your baby is lactose intolerant, he/she may have diarrhea, abdominal cramping, bloating, or gas after drinking breast milk or eating dairy products, like cheese or yogurt, once he/she starts eating solids
For the Natural & Safe management of Infantile colic & symptoms of Lactose Intolerance or Lactose maldigestion. Lactase enzyme drops you can use that helps break down lactose, and thus help relieve the colic symptoms.

Is there any permanent cure for allergic rhinitis?

In most cases, treatment aims to relieve symptoms such as sneezing and a blocked or runny nose. If you have mild allergic rhinitis, you can often treat the symptoms yourself. You READ MORE
In most cases, treatment aims to relieve symptoms such as sneezing and a blocked or runny nose. If you have mild allergic rhinitis, you can often treat the symptoms yourself. You should visit your GP if your symptoms are more severe and affecting your quality of life, or if self-help measures haven't been effective.There are many effective treatments for allergic rhinitis. There is no cure. Options include avoidance, nasal steroids, oral antihistamines, nasal antihistamines, decongestants, antileukotriene agents, cromolyn nasal spray, and desensitization (shots or sublingual). Oftentimes, combined therapies are used. For short-term use, oral or injected steroids are used. Finally, right treatment can cure the problem.

Allergy

Avoidance of milk or items containing milk products is the only way to manage a milk allergy. Within a short period of time after consuming milk or a milk protein, you may experience READ MORE
Avoidance of milk or items containing milk products is the only way to manage a milk allergy. Within a short period of time after consuming milk or a milk protein, you may experience the following symptoms:
-Hives
-Stomach upset
-Vomiting
-Bloody stools, especially in infants
-Anaphylaxis, a rare, potentially life-threatening reaction that impairs breathing and can send the body into shock.
Make an appointment with us or for more detail you can e-mail docts.org@gmail.com.

What are the best ways to deal with asthma in a child?

Any child who has asthma needs a quick-relief medicine to treat the noisy part of the disease the coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath that occur with symptoms or an asthma READ MORE
Any child who has asthma needs a quick-relief medicine to treat the noisy part of the disease the coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath that occur with symptoms or an asthma attack. This medicine (typically an inhaler) should be with the child at all times for use at the first sign of symptoms.Avoiding triggers, using medications, and keeping an eye on daily asthma symptoms are the ways to control asthma in children of all ages. Children with asthma should always be kept away from all sources of smoke. Proper use of medication is the basis of good asthma control. Make sure your child's caregiver and school teacher has a copy of the Asthma Action Plan, so they will know how to treat the child's symptoms if she should have an asthma attack away from home.Infants and toddlers may use some of the same type of asthma drugs as older children and adults. Inhaled steroids may be key to managing infants with chronic asthma or wheezing. However, the medications are given differently to children under 4 years of age (such as with an asthma nebulizer and mask), and with lower daily doses. A low-dose of an inhaled steroid, cromolyn, or Singulair is the next step up.Depending on your young child's age, you may use inhaled asthma drugs or liquid medications delivered with an asthma nebulizer. A nebulizer delivers asthma medications by changing them from a liquid to a mist. As a mist, your child will breathe the medications through a face mask. These breathing treatments usually take about 10-15 minutes and may be given up to four times a day.

Should I get a flu shot?

It's a good idea for everyone to get vaccinated. Children between six and 23 months, seniors, people with certain chronic medical conditions (such as heart and lung disease, diabetes, READ MORE
It's a good idea for everyone to get vaccinated. Children between six and 23 months, seniors, people with certain chronic medical conditions (such as heart and lung disease, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, cancer and metabolic disease), as well as residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities. Caregivers for these individuals should also be vaccinated because they can transmit the flu to those at high risk for complications.
The flu shot is considered the best defense against influenza. Antiviral drugs are a secondary defense. These are sometimes prescribed during an outbreak to prevent influenza in people who have not been immunized or to lessen the symptoms in people who come down with the flu. It may seem like the flu is unavoidable in the fall and winter months, but it is the steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy this season, so you can go for flu shot.

Why am I allergic to just soy milk and no other soy product?

With a soy allergy, your immune system identifies certain soy proteins as harmful, triggering the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to the soy protein (allergen). READ MORE
With a soy allergy, your immune system identifies certain soy proteins as harmful, triggering the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to the soy protein (allergen). The next time you come in contact with soy, these IgE antibodies recognize it and signal your immune system to release histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream.