• The Sinus Headache Mistake: Migraine or Sinus Headache?

    “Sinus Headaches”: One of the true mysteries of clinical medicine Patients regularly come into our offices complaining of pain in the area around their eyes. This pain usually also circles around their forehead and, without fail, these patients always ask for antibiotics to make the pain go away. However, all too often antibiotics are prescribed […]

  • NYC Allergist’s Alternative to Allergy shots…Simple drops

    As we head into August, the heat and humidity are slightly subsiding. However, the Ragweed pollen-better known as Hay Fever starts pollinating by early next week. I strongly advise my patients that are aware that they are allergic to Ragweed to pre-empt the inevitable symptoms of sneezing, nasal congestion and watery eyes with specific medications […]

  • Bio Identical Hormones – An Alternative Choice – Part 1

    The latest buzz word in the medical arena is bio identical hormones. Patients are reading and learning about “natural” vs. synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Suzanne Somers, in her books, “Ageless”, “The Sexy Years”, and “Breakthrough” has raised public awareness to a new level. Whether for symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and decreased […]

  • The Answer to Allergies: Live on a Farm?

    Every day, we can find a reason why urban living has its downside: overcrowded subways in New York, high rents, and high taxes…lots of stress. Now, a study in this week’sNew England Journal ofMedicine confirms that a child growing up on a farm is less likely to developasthma. Unfortunately, most city dwelling families with asthmatic […]

  • Avoid the “D” in Allergy Treatment

    The past few weeks the spring allergy season has been in full force. I’m seeing adults and children coming in with severe nasal congestion and sneezing. If you have ever experienced this or even a severe cold, you know how uncomfortable these symptoms can be. Today, many allergy medications are available over-the-counter without a prescription. […]

  • Think You Have a Food Allergy? It’s Time to See an Allergist

    The Tuesday Science Times recently featured an article by Jane Brody. She is the finest science journalist in the country and I have followed her articles before there was even a Science Times section. Her article today isHave a Food Allergy? It’s Time to Recheck. The article references the recent National Institutes of Health Guidelines for […]

  • FDA Approves Immunotherapy Allergy Tablets…Finally

    The most exciting news in 100 years has just happened in the field of allergy: The FDA approved the use of sublingual tablets for the treatment of environmental allergies. I’m not kidding. It’s been a hundred years since a new form of allergen immunotherapy has been approved. Actually, subcutaneous allergy immunotherapy, or allergy shots, was […]

  • Halloween and Candy Allergies: We are Ready to Help you Take the Fear Out this Fun Holiday

    CBS News ran a story today about problems children have withfood allergies, particularly tree nuts and peanuts, when they go trick-or-treating onHalloween, and how to take precautions against a reaction. In our NYC Allergy practice, I see a lot of kids with food allergies, but I have not found a case where a child couldn’t […]