• Allergy Apps… Helpful, but Not a Cure

    While watching the evening news, I was intrigued to hear announced “A New Breakthrough for Allergy Sufferers!” I am used to this kind of hype, but still curious to see what they had to say. It wasn’t a medical breakthrough, but, instead, a computer breakthrough. Allergy Apps, which can be downloaded onto your smartphone, can […]

  • New Treatments for Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis Presented at a Mount Sinai conference

    I just attended this Saturday an all-day conference devoted to the latest research findings on food allergy diagnostics and treatment. Food allergy is definitely on the rise and a frightening problem for families afflicted with this condition. A recent report in the Journal of Allergy and Immunology in 2008 reported 54,000cases offood allergies in the […]

  • Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Tick Diseases: The Ticking Time Bomb

    Spring is here, and naturally, after our long harsh winter, we can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. However, my patients who suffer fromChronic Fatigue Syndrome andFibromyalgia are not quite as happy because their symptoms prevent them from enjoying being active and outside. When treating patients with both of these conditions, I am […]

  • 5 Holiday Travel Tips to Prevent Allergies & Infections

    Preventing illness on the road Christmas and New Year’s Day are literally around the corner…. I’ve spoken to many of you who are excited to get out of town and visit friends and family. One concern many of my patients have expressed to me is: How can I avoid getting sick, from either my allergies […]

  • Egg Allergy Relief: Tests Show Oral Immunotherapy Works!

    Allergy drops have been and found effective for many people tested for egg allergies. The New England Journal of Medicine published an article this week titled “Oral Immunotherapy for Treatment of Egg Allergy in Children“. The lead author was Dr.Wesley Burks, president of theAcademy of Allergy,Asthmaand Immunology. The significant finding is that oral immunotherapy can […]

  • This Spring Don’t Just Adjust the Clock, Plan Ahead to Prevent Allergy Symptoms

    The spring allergy season has officially started! The mild winter and the unusually warm weather last week has prompted the trees to bloom and start scattering pollen everywhere. Patients who are extremely sensitive to tree pollen have already begun experiencing symptoms such as itchy, red eyes for which I prescribe oral cortisone, in severe cases. […]

  • Dr Dean Mitchell on Fox 5 News (video)

    Dr. Dean Mitchell on Fox 5 News describes how oral Allergy Drops are an effective alternative to allergy shots and allergy medication especially for seasonal allergies. These drops are convenient and effective forpet allergies and nearly all othercommon allergies. Dr. Dean Mitchell Mitchell Medical Group, NYC & Long Island

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Renamed Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID): What does that mean for Patients?

    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee just announced they are recommending changing the name ofChronic FatigueSyndrome to Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID). Why the name change and what does it mean for patients suffering from this condition? Essentially, experts caring forChronic Fatigue Syndrome patients felt their patients were being labeled as malingerers or fakers. The […]

  • Allergy Drops vs. Shots: Which Would You Prefer?

    There is exciting news for those of you who suffer from pollen allergies (specifically grass pollen allergies). You can now safely choose between three proven pollen allergy treatment options: sublingual grass pollen tablets, sublingual grass pollen drops or subcutaneous grass pollen injections. The currentJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice (March 2015) published a […]

  • Allergy Prescriptions for Back to School: Information Every Parent Should Know

    This time of year I get lots of calls and forms to fill out from parents who have children in school that need their allergy prescriptions filled out for the school nurse. The main prescriptions are for the EpiPen, which is the injectable adrenaline used for severe allergic reactions to foods or insect stings. The […]

  • A New Study finds High Rate of ER visits for Food Allergies

    A medical article published by theJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on December 17th, 2010 reported thatfood allergies are sending more Americans to the Emergency room than before. The researchers estimated that between 2001 and 2005, just over one million visits were made to the ER for a food allergy. Dr.Clark at Children’s Hospital in […]