• The Allergist’s Role in Treating Chronic Cough – Part 3

    The prior two segments I discussed the nasal and chest causes of chronic cough. As an allergist, I am always searching for underlying causes with an allergic basis- because there are so many triggers in the air that affect the respiratory system. But once I rule out that a chronic cough is not due to […]

  • Food Allergy Advice for Pregnant Mothers

    It would be nice for once if the advice doctors gave their patients made sense and didn’t seem to change all the time! I admit as a food allergy specialist I am as guilty as my colleagues in being fooled by what seems obvious. In this case, nut food allergy is the canary in the […]

  • Anaphylaxis (Allergic Shock): What Anyone With a Food Allergy Needs to Know

    The medical name forallergic shock isanaphylaxis (ana-filaxis) and it can be a deadly form of allergic reaction.Anaphylaxis used to be most commonly associated with bee stings but today,food allergies are a much more common cause of this serious reaction. One of my patients came to me with a story that is all too common: she […]

  • Dr. Oz and Dr. Dean Agree: Sublingual Allergy Drops Can Help Allergy Patients!

    I watched with excitement last Tuesday as Dr. Oz presented his show: The Worst Allergy Season Ever! I was curious if he was just going to make his viewers aware that pollen allergies can be severe this year, or whether he was going to introduce a new remedy. I watched with amazement as he asked the allergist […]

  • Cat or Dog Allergies Don’t Have to End Badly… Allergy Drops Can Help!

    This past week theAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology had their annual meeting in Boston. The Academy estimates that 40 to 50 million Americans suffer from asthma or allergic diseases. Asthma rates alone have more than tripled in 25 years, now affecting 22 million people. A recent article USA Today article titled, “Allergies triggered by‘things we […]

  • Over-the-Counter Allergy Medications: The Complete Guide

    The majority of allergy medications are now available without a prescription. This is obviously a good thing if you are an allergy sufferer, as you do not have to see your doctor to get a prescription for a simple treatment. However, you should be careful. Over-the-counter allergy medications can be tricky if you don’t know […]

  • Peanut Allergy Prevention: Is Conventional Thinking by Doctors All Wrong?

    Allergies are on the rise – especially peanut allergies I just read a great article inThe New Yorker magazine by one of my favorite science writers,Dr. Jerome Groopman. The February 7th issue, is titled:The Peanut Puzzle. The article discusses what has baffled Food Allergy researchers for the past twenty years: Why are food allergies, particularly […]

  • Are you Using your Asthma Inhaler Correctly? You and Venus Williams May Want a Review

    The weather in New York and much of the country has been frigid. We are hitting new records for snow and cold temperatures. I see this affecting the health of my allergic and asthma patients. For starters, my patients with asthma are requiring increased use of their asthma inhalers because of the cold weather. This is understandable […]

  • Scott Walker’s Dog Allergy and Presidential Race

    The headline on the front page ofThe New York Times on April 1st, 2015 read:Governor, Allergic to Dogs, May Run Against Political History. Believe it or not, this was not an April Fool’s joke! The article was about Governor Scott Walker, a Republican from Wisconsin, who is running for the presidency in 2016 and appears […]

  • Are My Allergy Drops Working?

    I have been treating patients suffering from environmental allergies and allergic asthma with sublingual allergy drops for over 15 years. The track record of success has been quite high. I have seen patients who couldn’t be in the same room with a cat or dog who are now able to live with one in their home! […]